Steal This Vote
Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America
By (author) Andrew Gumbel
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Steal This Vote by Andrew Gumbel
Book DescriptionThe 2000 presidential election meltdown and the more recent controversy about computer voting machines did not come out of the blue. Steal This Vote tells the fraught but very colorful history of electoral malfeasance in the United States. It is a tale of votes bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, cast more than once, assigned to dead people and pets, miscounted, thrown into rivers, and litigated all the way to the Supreme Court. (No wonder America has the lowest voter participation rate of any Western democracy!) Andrew Gumbel--whose work on the new electronic voting fraud has been praised by Gore Vidal and Paul Krugman, and has won a Project Censored Award--shows that, for all the idealism about American democracy, free and fair elections have been the exception, not the rule. In fact, Gumbel suggests that Tammany Hall, shrouded as it is in moral odium, might have been a fairer system than we have today, because ostensibly positive developments like the secret ballot have been used to squash voting rights ever since.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560256762
(210mm x 140mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Nation Books
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andrew Gumbel
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