by Scoobie Davis
Grassroots Media on (S)election 2004 in Ohio
This morning I watched Laurie Paglin's short documentary No Umbrella: Election Day in the City; it is filmed in Cleveland and shows the chaotic situation in a Cleveland polling place, the result of misconduct by Kenneth Blackwell in terms of shorting the inner-city areas of acceptable voting resources. The consequence: Republican areas generally received an ample number of voting machines and poll workers, but the cities got shafted.
The Salt Lake City Weekly called this film "infuriating" and I agree. Check out the trailer.
Also, there's the graphic novel Cheated which deals with similar issues in Ohio (for a preview, click here)