This news report covers the 1984 mayoral race in Selma, AL. The two candidates are Rev. Frederick Reese, a black politician who fought for voting rights in the 1960s, and Joe Smitherman, the incumbent mayor of Selma. Continue reading
00:00 Footage of a preliminary hearing for the David Duke presidential campaign, whose place on the Illinois ballot was contested. 03:00 Dawn Larson, organizer of a petition to put David Duke on the ballot in Illinois, talks about her efforts to a reporter. “So you think that anyone who wants to run for president of the United States should be allowed to run?” “Absolutely.” She then talks about inconsistencies in the primary system, and points out that New Hampshire and … Continue reading
It’s likely that millions of eligible voters will choose not to go to the polls next Tuesday. In 2008, voter turnout was estimated at only 63%, and that was the highest since 1960. Trying to understand the reasons for this American phenomenon, John Callaway and Tom Weinberg interviewed non-voters from around the country in 1996. As our videos so often do, it still rings true today. Watch the full documentary None of the Above.
Raw footage for “None of the Above,” a documentary on non-voters. In this tape, John Callaway and Tom Weinberg speak with non-voter Michael Johnson outside the United Center in Chicago. This is followed by an interview with political consultant David Axelrod in his office. Continue reading