How Ohio Pulled It Off (2007) - Synopsis

The 2008 US presidential election is fast approaching. The primaries have created a political buzz not seen in years and America is alight with the idea of change. But, the real story of the next election goes beyond the parties and their platforms to the very foundations of democracy. HOW OHIO PULLED IT OFF offers shocking evidence of election fraud in the United States, and highlights the potential for future abuses. The ‘world’s greatest democracy’ may not be all that it seems.

On election night 2004, across the United States and the world, citizens were glued to
their televisions, waiting to discover who would win the greatest power position on the
planet. The presidential decision came down to one state among fifty: Ohio. What really
happened in Ohio, on that fateful day in November?

Were the obstructions faced by Black voters and the failure of ballot machines innocent
administrative errors or symptoms of a sinister new trend towards voter management?
And why were the media so slow to react to the century’s first great threat to the
American constitution?

HOW OHIO PULLED IT OFF chronicles the theft of the presidency, and the public outcry that followed. Infuriated by official malfeasance and partisan indifference, citizens took swift action. Multitudes protested in the streets, the voting rights movement was revitalized, and the powers-that-be were forced to pay attention. The story continues today, casting a shadow of uncertainty on the 2008 election and beyond.

HOW OHIO PULLED IT OFF will be released across the UK in Picturehouse cinemas from 4th October 2008 in association with, the online documentary initiative, partnered by Mercury Media and The Independent Newspaper.

Title: How Ohio Pulled It Off
Distributor: Mercury Media
Running Times: 103 minutes
Certificate: TBC