Video the Vote Seeks Footage of Suspected Voter Intimidation
Teams with partner Ustream on platform to stream uploaded video on election day
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/5/2012 12:20:09 PMVideo the Vote is teaming with Ustream on a platform for its network of "citizen journalists" -- there is a core of about 1,300, says the group -- to upload video of any suspected voter disenfranchisement at their local polling places.
Starting Tuesday, participating videographers can use their smartphones and a Ustream mobile app to post video to www.ustream.tv/user/videothevote.
Video the Vote volunteers will be staked out at polling places, particularly swing states, and are encouraged to post their videos to YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.
Ustream professional crews will also be at polling places in those key swing states: Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, New Mexico and Wisconsin.
Video the Vote partners including MoveOn.org, Rock the Vote, Mother Jones and the National Organization for Women.
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