Moore to film US poll
American filmmaker Michael Moore is planning to set up hundreds of video cameras outside polling stations during the US election.
13:38 31 October 2004
American filmmaker Michael Moore is planning to set up hundreds of video cameras outside polling stations in the US during the country's presidential election on Tuesday.
The BBC says that the director of anti-Bush film Fahrenheit 9/11 will erect the cameras outside polling stations in Ohio and Florida in a bid to record any attempts to suppress voter turnout.
In a statement, Mr Moore confirmed that 1,200 cameramen will monitor polling stations in the two swing states.
"I'm putting those who intend to suppress the vote on notice: Voter intimidation and suppression will not be tolerated," said Mr Moore, who will also visit both states on Tuesday.
The latest polls in both states suggest the race between President George W Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry is too close to call.
Meanwhile, a new poll commissioned by the Independent on Sunday shows that the majority of Britons think that an election victory for John Kerry would be the best outcome for global security.
Fifty-six percent of respondents in the Communicate Research poll said the world would be safer with Mr Kerry as president, while 24 percent said that Mr Bush's re-election would do more to improve international security.