A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina…
No Umbrella - Election Day in the City is an unblinking look at the 2004 US Election Day failures in one of Ohio's poorest neighborhoods. In the most hotly contested state in the country, gridlock at inner city polls ignites tempers and sets off charges of conspiracy.
No Umbrella drops us squarely into the chaos as we watch the irascible octogenarian councilwoman, Ms. Fannie Lewis, take on polling place breakdowns, an unresponsive bureaucracy and an increasingly agitated electorate.
'Makes a convincing case for an overhaul of this country's voting process.' The (Raleigh, NC) News and Observer
'Infuriating minidocumentary' Salt Lake City Weekly
'Laura Paglin's 26 minute documentary is sure to rile viewers of any political affiliation.' L.A. Splash Magazine
'At times approaches the absurdity of Samuel Beckett's most twisted plays.' Full Frame Documentary Film Festival program
'Paglin deserves a blank check for whatever she chooses to do next.' Cleveland Free Times
'Paglin captured our desperation and the enormity of our challenge...We all need an 'aha' moment to jolt us into rethinking, reframing, and changing direction. If this isn't that moment, I don't know what is.' OpEdNews.com
'[No Umbrella] will no doubt raise questions about an outdated and undemocratic voting bureaucracy.' The Can Magazine
'Raw, brutal filmmaking...[the film] is a testament to people who will do whatever it takes to fight for their basic rights as American citizens...No Umbrella will make you angry.' Blogcritics Magazine
'The 26-minute documentary should stir anyone who believes in basic American virtues - whether Democratic or Republican - into action.' Chortler.com
'No Umbrella is a MUST viewing and must owning for everyone. If you're a Democrat who believes in democracy it will outrage you. If you're an independent who believes in democracy it will outrage you. If you're a Republican who believes in democracy it will outrage you...INCREDIBLE...will keep you thinking for days.' The Moderate Voice
'Through Paglin's unassuming camerawork, perfect placement, and tight editing, we are brought front and center in a chaotic and foreign place and time - this could be anywhere, and just down the street...[No Umbrella] works - it stands on its own - it's global and timeless.' RealNeo.com
'Paglin managed to succinctly capture both the suspicion and crippling frustration that haunt Ohio's electorate to this day.' Collider.com
'This is a forceful and unrepentant look at the disorder that took place in a poor Ohio voting district on Election Day 2004. No Umbrella brings us right in the middle of the frenzy caused by a lack of planning and insufficient voting stations...Highly Recommended for audiences middle school and above.' Michael J. Coffta, Business Librarian, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Educational Media Reviews Online
'Filmmaker Laura Paglin's fly-on-the-wall documentary brilliantly captures the frustration in this Election Day mishap, and it also celebrates Fannie Lewis' amazing indefatigable spirit...Just from watching this film, one can easily advocate Lewis for the Congressional Medal of Honor.' Film Threat.com
Paglin, Laura (Producer)
Paglin, Laura (Director)
Paglin, Laura (Film editor)
Paglin, Laura (Cinematographer)
Verh, Duane (Producer)
Associate producer, Duane Verh.
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I’m serious. You know,
everybody wanna talk shit.
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Like they do something. Let me tell you some
up 15 years and you don’t tell me to shut up.
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And you don’t know me.
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I’m disgusted. I’ve been here two
hour and they tell me to shut up.
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Let me tell you this. (inaudible). We need to stop doing
it. We’re supposed to be black people trying to poke man.
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We need to stop doing that. I
mean, this is change attitude.
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She don’t wanna listen to me. The
thing is everybody got to stay calm.
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But right is right. I don’t care. Right is
right. But still which you been enough to set,
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that gonna spet… upset them and they make
them move slower. Am I right or am I wrong?
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I worked here. I know this time, right.
But… but you up here now?
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If they lose their election, all I stand here and everything we
saying, ain’t go mean nothing. But you’re standing here fussing,
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it’s still holding up the problem. If
you guys once have been working here,
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they will know what to do. But they
didn’t have, they didn’t call him back.
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They put it into news. You put all
the banned names rather while.
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You’ve been here 18 years. You know what. There is going to be
some problem, man. We, we, we are so quick to jump on each other.
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It’s like a due standing
(inaudible) street at night.
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We’re doing the same thing.
We talk about them out there.
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Listen, but you still, still the hatred. They would
hire the people back that they had last year,
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the five years. But they didn’t do that.
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We want to get Bush. We wanna make some change.
That’s what you want. You’re republic.
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I respect you because you’re an older guy.
I’ve got sons older than you.
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I say anything, I won’t say.
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I got respect Bush. I didn’t respect to
Diana, so I don’t have to respect him either.
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I’m happy to be in this. We,
we don’t stand at the top.
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Is anybody voting on Bush?
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That is the biggest joke in 30 years.
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Yeah. Why would someone vote for him.
Honestly. He can’t even lie
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and keep a straight face. He’d be smiling on TV every
time, he tell them lies. He can’t even hold back his lip.
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He’s worse than his father.
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Why they stole all the dope from South
America. Now even all they gonna stole all.
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Risks people’s lives with that mess.
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Uh… younger blacks just coming up today. Getting those
Successful jobs. They are not gonna be like the older folks
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and turn republican just because they get an A.
They are gonna reach back and grab somebody.
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Hi Miss Lewis.
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Is this demands? Yes. He
asked me to stick by you.
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Yeah, my name is Fannie Lewis. Who am
I talking to? I’m sitting here now
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and we got people jammed up against the
wall. And we need some voting machine
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and some workers out here.
Okay, give me the number.
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Write this number down. Hello. 4433200.
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They got three, four,
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five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. I
need ten more. The voting is heavy out here.
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We got some breaching
that already voted 150.
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You’re talking to Fannie Lewis. How you doing?
Fannie M. Lewis, councilman, ward leader.
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I need ten more voting device out here at
Edison. The line is at least a hour and half,
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and I need some… and I need some
more workers. Okay, all right.
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Real good. They, they have
extra devices down there.
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Paperwork down there to bring you, but they knew the voting would not
be heavy. It’s like man praying for rain and don’t take an umbrella.
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Oh, they brought us ten. Now,
who knows how to set these up?
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Some of you gentlemen feel energetic. You can
work the polls and do this too. Let him do it.
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Now you open them up this way, can we put them along here. Yes, you can ‘cause I’m just a (inaudible), really
I’m. Well, that’s what I’m saying. You the man who makes the decision today in (inaudible) number two.
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We will put this one right there.
I’ll sit it up.
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It’s wobbling. Okay. Less
than 101, it had to set up.
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Where I’m gonna vote it? That’s a good question. You
have to have your voting place changed before election,
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before the voting registration
close on the 4th of November.
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What you don’t do is sit down there
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and I’m gonna call the board of election.
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Okay. It’s odd down there.
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Inserts. Okay. where did Jackson go?
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We need… you can get to the
ballot, since you got this batch.
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We need some inserts and it’s
hard to get to the board.
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Inserts with pre-sinked T.
We need insert to go here.
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You didn’t change the address and time. That’s what happened.
You didn’t change, you changed it but you didn’t do it in time.
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I voted. You know, I voted four years ago.
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That’s why. That’s why. That’s in 101.
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The… the state local and federal,
there’s always in election every year.
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Some man is running. Okay, now you’d be diligent about voting
these years about taking care of your lips, you’ll be all right.
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I know. Okay. Tell me your first name.
Fannie, F-A-N-N-I-E-M. Lewis.
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Lewis, Mrs. Lewis. Tell us
how things are going today?
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Things are going umm… it’s like we pray
for rain and didn’t bring no umbrellas.
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So what we’re trying to do now
is to get out of the downpour.
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We have people who’ve been at here more
than an hour. That’s the Board of Election.
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Hi. I now have the ten uh…
additional uh… booths
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and I need to put some officials on them.
And we also need the books,
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you said to give me another number to call. Well, that’s all they’ve
given me all day is another number. That they don’t answer.
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1319. Now who am I talking to now? Hello.
Board of Election. Board of Election.
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What I need is those inserts to go into those
voting machines and the line is still,
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the line is longer than it is was when I got
here. They can’t be busy. They’re not losing.
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We have ten machines out here,
but we don’t have the exerts
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to go in them. I’ll have to come
to your house and shoot you, okay.
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Well, she get another ballot, she make
a mistake. Don’t make no mistakes.
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But we haven’t changed.
Don’t worry about it.
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How you doing? Oh, you’re down here to help. Make sure that,
yeah. Well, we pray for rain and didn’t bring no umbrella.
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Hey, that’s all we can do.
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Got to make sure that this work out. Yeah. Anything else… you guys need
anything else? Yeah, we need to get through to the board of election.
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We need to get some workers out here now.
We can’t get through bird… to the ballot.
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I gonna see, if we can get somebody on that for you. Yeah, I need,
I got people who need to work with has an employment to do.
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Yes, Ma’am. That’s why we’ll here. So I need to
get some people to work. Help is on the way.
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Hello. Listen, I need… I need
some booth officials out here.
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These people have been sitting
in line for an hour or more
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and I need to move them.
(inaudible) ward 7. Ward 11.
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This is… Hold on a minute.
Board of election, hello.
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Yes, hello. Hello. I know you got cut off.
Can you hold for one second, please?
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Hello. Can you hold for one sec.
It went off.
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Yeah, what’s up now? Oh, you call it a wrong line, I got it,
this is board of election. Just got to board of election.
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Okay, hello. What is your number?
Give me the number.
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Hello. Yes. And listen,
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I need presentation all of my, and I haven’t been able to get but one.
This one is so bad I haven’t been able to move since I’ve been here.
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You don’t, listen, I’m telling you,
you don’t. Precinct x got one street.
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It’s like putt in here and teasing with
people out there. Where do you live?
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On (inaudible). You look like you ought to be doing
something in this ward? You got some problem?
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Sure that thing is. Come and get this
boy name, phone number and address,
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and his mate number.
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You come to vote, she gonna vote.
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Yeah, I gonna vote and
(inaudible) run president.
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And they said, they sent work
about here about 20 minutes ago
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but they haven’t got here yet. It don’t take but
eight minutes to get them downtown out here.
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As if you come to work? Yeah, you’re right, unless
they don’t know where they’re going. You’re right.
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What were they coming on a snail?
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What direct? I don’t care
who I have to talk to.
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It doesn’t matter to me who can come out here. The
people can stand in line for two and three hours.
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You know, waiting to vote.
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I understand this sweetheart. Just
give me, give me those numbers.
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I’m trying, I don’t want to leave
with this line being like it is.
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It will get some publicity.
Oh, Jessie don’t do as great.
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Call him to bring Jessie and me
down here look at this mess.
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I need them to come down here and see
this, okay. Who’s given away candy.
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That must be up. Come on.
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Yeah, all I had no object,
she got to go to work right?
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Okay, let me give her. Who the hell, they have to go to
work. You see can’t getting nowhere unless women are out.
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You understand a word.
This is Fannie Lewis.
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I am out at precinct T in ward seven
trying to move a line that has
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at least a hour and a half waiting time.
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Ma’am, I am councilwoman, Fannie M.
Lewis ward seven, ward leader.
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We need some people to work out here.
We only have three people.
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Yes, ma’am. This is a terrible place.
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I don’t need an answering service.
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Who got a problem me let the senior?
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Who? Who got a problem me let the senior?
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I moved the seniors up
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because they were, they’re old
and they deserve to be moved up.
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Now who, who is it? Now, he told me to get
out of line because my man is not gonna win.
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Now, I object to that strongly. Excuse me.
We ain’t gonna debate that.
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He said it. That’s what I object to. Who,
who is it? The big guy with the plastic.
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Just walked outside. Let’s get end to this.
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Well, let me say this to you. There
is no place to no attitude today.
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We got to be bigger than that. We are, but when I
get pushed around. You ain’t being pushed man.
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Anybody touched you yet? Okay, we ain’t gonna
touch you. It’s board of election on the line.
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We’re not gonna touch you. Hello. Yeah,
can we get some workers out here.
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I don’t call for some workers
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and the line is getting itchy out here. Okay. How
did she know that, she opened the suitcase up,
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they want no had no inserts in. Let me ask
you. Who responded for the whole situation?
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The board of election is responsible for the
suitcases. Okay. See who is responsible for it,
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people has been there. Not in the suitcase.
Not the booth itself.
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The board of elections is responsible for
that. Who are they? This is her ward,
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but the booth is everywhere. (inaudible).
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I need them bad because we have a problem out
here. People can no longer stand in line so long.
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I’m responsible right? And
there is no reason for this.
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There is no reason at all. Now
I’ve been talking to everybody.
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That is… I don’t care who they get out here.
They got to get me somebody out here.
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That make no kind of sense. The board
don’t have inserts for the machine.
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This is trying to discourage
everybody for real.
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Who do I need to talk to over there? Well, why don’t you give me the director.
Let me talk to him. What I need you to do is go seeking your assign him.
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Yeah Vu. Vu, we got a holy mess out here.
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Now, I don’t talk to everybody in your staff, but you.
Now, I’ve done all of that this most of all tell me
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about where I’m supposed to be. You do
your job and I won’t have to do it.
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But if you understand then don’t give
me no lesson 101 on the election day
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and I’m looking at hundreds of people who are standing here in
the same way in my ward, okay. And we need some inserts out here
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to go in the machine so
that the people can vote
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and they can go where they’re going. Now
why should a person have to stand in line
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like they are slaves to vote. And I
came out in 43. When did you come out?
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49. 49, yeah.
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Vu is crazy. You know, you don’t tell me about you know, you’re not supposed to be
in there. And I said I went in here, you’d have a real serious problem. You know.
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(inaudible). And they got five new people. They got
to bring the inserts, so they can move the line.
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I don’t understand why don’t the inserts
come automatically in that, in that…
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That’s right. They should be in it.
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They should be a part of the machine. That’s
what he said. That’s went 10 minutes already.
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That’s what he said. He
said, you can’t vote.
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It can only be handled by officials.
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He could have brought them. It
didn’t matter who brought them out.
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But when you know you got massive people
standing in line and there is probably people
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in other parts of the city going through
the same thing. The line is because
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the board is not handing business. That’s what
I’m saying. Somebody in here went to pee.
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Somebody need to have like business.
This is to discourage the black voters.
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You know, coming out here standing in line. No, you go
out, you clear ain’t no lines out here. I just came from…
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So you… you’re suspicious while… do
you think that… I wondering what?
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But the thing of it is that they
didn’t prepare for this would happen.
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But do you think there something to do with
the (inaudible) suppress the black vote?
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Yeah. Yeah? Yeah. Because discourage
person comes down the line a hour,
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where they’re going?
Discourage the black voters.
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She made a call, I don’t made (inaudible). So how’s
long it have been since Vu have… they have said this?
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I’ve talked to Vu about
what 20 minutes ago?
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About 20 minutes ago. Actually it was half an hour now. They
said it’s gonna be a 15 minutes and it’s already passed that.
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Uh… Let me go and tell it to Bear. Uh… She’s
coming out. She can make the call to Vu.
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Okay. That’s what we have to do. And get those extra
staff here, so we can move this line. Are you kidding?
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Who made you, you wanna vote? Miss Lewis.
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Miss Lewis. Miss Lewis. I was raised
and I came up doing the black moment.
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We don’t partic… we don’t participate.
We looked at it like
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uh… vote for all… they’re all the same. You
know, because every time somebody got in power,
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they would do the same thing. Make a bunch of promises
and once they get in power, they didn’t uh… deliver.
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They said, they got a zone. There’s
out at some (inaudible) church own,
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(inaudible) that we need to get inserts from. The zone,
he said, that… that… The city is set up in zone.
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And anything, you need to you
got to get us from A zone.
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That’s where the booths in it? That’s where the booths in it? Okay. Lewis just
asked Mona, uh… granny just said, there town where still made up of zones…
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How things are going? How things are going?
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They going. They going just bad.
The plan is a wait on Vu.
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If Vu had directed. If he can move inserts,
what can he do? What’s been the problem?
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The problem is that we all didn’t
have enough machines out here?
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Okay. And what they did was
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somebody who did, who had a plan and didn’t
work the plan. 11, 12, 13 streets in here
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and you got one, two, three, four in there.
And that make no sense.
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Do we know when the elections
board changed the D.C plan.
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And the thing is that all these people who are waiting
to vote are in precinct T. I’ve talked to Vu.
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He told me, there’ll be
15 minutes, at least 20.
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Do you know where they are? They are
telling me that there is a zone
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that we are in. That we have to get
all the equipment from that zone.
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Can somebody go pick up those inserts?
We’re in the United Methodist church.
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Uh… Call one of those numbers, she said that we
should be in there to get it. Where did the mayor go?
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Miss Lewis? Hi, how you doing?
How you doing? Fine.
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Mayor heard… mayor heard you
wanna to come over here… so.
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Yeah, it’s bad. Hold on a second.
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Hello. Yes. We need inserts that
go inside of the voting machine.
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Do you have them out there?
Yes, whom am I talking to now?
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Okay, Yes, do you have the inserts
at your shop? You put them together.
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Now, we need more than three.
We need more than three.
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We need, we need, we need at least nine.
Yeah, we need nine.
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We need nine.
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So you making them up? Yeah.
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Well, you mean to tell me that the board
is so cheap that I can’t get nine inserts?
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On the election day we work like dog again.
Well, let me tell you,
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you call Vu and tell him that we don’t get nine
inserts. I just talked to him too Miss Lewis.
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Wait, wait, wait a minute. Let me let you talk
to somebody who got more authority than me.
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Hold on, I’ll let you figure out who it is.
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This is Jane Campbell. Who’s this? Listen,
we got… we got a problem out here at Edison.
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We need, yeah,
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very small. The library said that if
we turned the line around that way,
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people could be in the library. You could
sit on the library while you’re waiting.
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I know. Keep coming, keep coming. Isn’t this
wonderful that we have this great turnout.
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And you too sweetheart.
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Thank you. Thank you very much.
Okay, we got them inside.
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You came in and got them. You go girl.
I talked to the librarian. I said,
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could we turn this line around and let people
stay in the library and then she said sure.
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Maybe they could even check our books while they are here.
Yeah, that is a concept. They’re gonna send somebody out.
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Yeah, Vu told me that an hour ago. He
could have brought them out himself.
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You know the (inaudible)
place where don’t want it.
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We could have went up there and get them,
but they said, we couldn’t go get them.
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We are less than 50 minutes away.
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And once you have all these people in
line, Precinct T, it don’t make sense.
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I know. And they did that it up
Precinct for half (inaudible).
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All that’s true. But right now,
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we just want to make sure that we
encourage people to stay in line.
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I’m encouraging, but you know what I
like gonna and take Vu’s head off.
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I understand that. That’s, that’s fine.
But let’s don’t, let’s, let’s just
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make sure everybody… we thank everybody for coming out, staying in
line and… Ward seven are going to vote, that’s why they’re here.
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They’re very patient. They shouldn’t be treated this way. I… I agree with
you. I talked this way to and I talk this way to them. Okay. I understand.
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So, my thing is, I don’t like to see line. The
(inaudible) church is less than 50 minutes away.
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Ready to insert them. Right.
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That’s not what they told me.
What did they tell you?
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That’s why I said, you just have to
send somebody out here directly.
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All right. Thanks. Okay, take care. Right.
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We… we got to get back. Get me
back with the command center.
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Now, what’s gonna happen is that
when people get off the work,
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it’s gonna be real bad out here.
Those inserts come here?
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No, do you have them? No, he went look for them.
Oh, she said that they were send in three out
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by driving and they haven’t got in here yet. How long
go was this? She said, it should have been here.
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Yeah, it was real quick to me. They say patience
is a virtue. Well how long did you have to wait?
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About two hours.
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What can I say? I’m all for kerry.
When Clinton lie, nobody die.
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So you here to sort to make crazy here?
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It is real crazy here. What happened?
I don’t think, nothing, nothing.
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They ain’t brought no inserts yet. I
don’t think, they don’t bring it.
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They said, they don’t have inserts yet? They haven’t
brought them yet. It’s crazy. So what was the problem?
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Has there… are there… Is there
challenger in that? Did tell me where?
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So, did someone call you to get… tell you to come here? Or… Did
someone tell you to come here, or call you, or how did you…?
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No I came here to be umm… came here
to talk to the people about their
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uh… and they told us that it was, you know.
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It’s important to finding things to make
sure that you have your right to vote.
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Please don’t let no one interfere
with your right to vote.
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Whatever you do, do not get out of the line
and make sure, you vote today. Thank you.
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Yeah, this is Miss Lewis. I need to
talk to someone about the ward map.
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Hello. They’re hanging up.
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They don’t want to talk about that map. Yeah.
So you don’t want me call me in, calling you.
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I don’t like you Miss Lewis.
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Before (inaudible) county it went disaster
didn’t occur. Election selector Michael Vu says,
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there were a few problems with challenges at the poll
and there were some long lines. But overall booth says,
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election officials and the
voters did their job.
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Till the November 2nd, It’s an
important election for Ohio.
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I’m secretary of state Ken Blackwell and if this is
your first election, your 35th, or you just need help,
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make sure your vote counts. Over five million
voters in 68 counties vote using punch cards.
00:25:10.000 --> 00:25:14.999
So remember align your ballot carefully
in the machine. Punch it clean,
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all the way through. Make sure, there is no hanging Chads.
On November the 2nd help Ohio have a great election.
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Make your vote count.
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