It’s not known if he’ll call his next movie “Florida 9/11,” but filmmaker Michael Moore is vowing to be an election monitor in the Sunshine State this November.
Michael Moore (courtesy United Artists)
“I am coming to Florida,” the director of “Fahrenheit 9/11” promised Florida’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Boston. “Together we will guarantee to every Floridian that their vote will be counted this year.”
“I will have my cameras. We will put a huge spotlight on them. They will not get away with it this time.”
The director claims the 2000 vote count was tainted despite numerous recounts in Democrat-supervised counties which gave Bush a 537-vote victory, providing him with the needed electoral votes to win the presidency over Al Gore, who won the national popular vote.
“Too many people fought for too many years to guarantee that every American citizen would have the right to vote and that their votes would be counted,” Moore said. “Too many people died for that right, and we are not going to dishonor those who gave their lives in civil rights struggles by allowing these people to steal a second election.”
The filmmaker said he’d bring more than just cameras to monitor the vote process, pledging both money and a massive legal team.
“We have an army of lawyers who will be poll watchers throughout the state,” he said. “The second anyone tries to prevent a voter from voting, we will go down to the courthouse, we will get the judge immediately and we will stop it at that moment.”
Among those cheering on Moore at the meeting was U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, Fla.
“We’ve got problems as we go into this election,” Brown said. “I want to thank Michael Moore because he has really energized the community. Eyes are going to be on Florida.”
As WorldNetDaily previously reported, Brown was among 13 House Democrats urging the United Nations to monitor the U.S. presidential election. The U.N. declined the request.
Brown previously announced that the Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe confirmed it will be present in the United States – specifically, in Florida – on Election Day.
However, state election authorities in Florida have already announced that such observers are not to be allowed access to the voting process and, in any case, they would have to remain at a distance of more than 50 feet from the polls.
In addition to Moore, celebrities who previously addressed the Florida delegation on behalf of Democrat John Kerry were actors Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin.