Loser Take All

Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

Publisher: Ig Pub

ISBN: 9780978843144

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 8991

Loser Taker All: Election Fraud and The Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008 is an indispensable anthology of writings covering the vast election fraud that has been perpetrated by the GOP - with the Democratic Party's acquiescence - since 2000. Among the subjects treated here are: the myth of George Bush's victory in Florida in 2000, and FOX News's key role in propagating it; Senator Max Cleland's dubious defeat in Georgia in 2002; Bush's "re-election" in 2004, including evidence of systematic fraud outside of Ohio; startling evidence of fraud committed in the 2006 midterm elections, which the Democrats appear to have won by a far larger margin than officially reported; and, crucially, evidence that the Republicans will attempt to steal the presidential election in 2008.

Matrix of Deceit

Forcing Pre-Election and Exit Polls to Match Fraudulent Vote Counts

Author: Richard Charnin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480077034

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 4294

Without fair elections, there is no democracy. A thorough analysis of state and national exit polls has revealed discrepancies that are mathematically impossible. Informing the average voter of these anomalies is the goal of this book.

Election Fraud

Detecting and Deterring Electoral Manipulation

Author: R. Michael Alvarez,Thad E. Hall,Susan D. Hyde

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815701608

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 7077

Allegations of fraud have marred recent elections around the world, from Russia and Italy to Mexico and the United States. Such charges raise fundamental questions about the quality of democracy in each country. Yet election fraud and, more broadly, electoral manipulation remain remarkably understudied concepts. There is no consensus on what constitutes election fraud, let alone how to detect and deter it. E lection Fraud: Detecting and Deterring Electoral Manipulation brings together experts on election law, election administration, and U.S. and comparative politics to address these critical issues. The first part of the book, which opens with an essay by Craig Donsanto of the U.S. Department of Justice, examines the U.S. understanding of election fraud in comparative perspective. In the second part of the book, D. Roderick Kiewiet, Jonathan N. Katz, and other scholars of U.S. elections draw on a wide variety of sources, including survey data, incident reports, and state-collected fraud allegations, to measure the extent and nature of election fraud in the United States. Finally, the third part of the book analyzes techniques for detecting and potentially deterring fraud. These strategies include both statistical analysis, as Walter R. Mebane, Jr. and Peter Ordeshook explain, and the now widespread practice of election monitoring, which Alberto Simpser examines in an intriguing essay.

Code Red

Computerized Elections and the War on American Democracy: Election 2018 Edition

Author: Jonathan Simon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719301640


Page: 360

View: 2412

CODE RED is about what has happened to American elections, American politics, and America since computers took over the vote counting at the turn of this century. Its new subtitle reflects the grave plight of the democracy we seem to take for granted, and this new Election 2018 Edition brings the story up to date, including how we got to the Age of Trump and what it means to be here. There are hundreds of published accounts devoted to explaining just how we got here: the Clinton campaign this, the economy that, the white suburban voters without college the other thing... As varied as they may be, what all these accounts have in common is the assumption that, one way or another, we voted our way here. That is to say, Americans collectively cast the billions of ballots that, over the past half-dozen or so elections, added up to where we are now. As if we all got behind the wheel of the national car and somehow steered it to this precarious destination. That is not the account offered by this book. CODE RED challenges the fundamental assumption that we voted our way over the cliff. It instead explores the possibility that, since the dawn of the computerized elections era--with votes counted in the partisan, proprietary, pitch-dark of cyberspace--the national car has behaved more like a self-driving car, programmer unknown. It examines those elections and the veer in American politics, culminating in the Age of Trump, that they have produced-reaching conclusions about who or what has been driving the car that are both more chilling (it''s not us) and more encouraging (it''s not us) than anything else you are likely to read. Most important, it''s a book to read if you''re asking how we can re-take the wheel. Because, while it may be of some comfort to realize that we did not vote our way to this scary place, the correlate is that there is serious and urgent work to be done if we are to be able to vote our way out of it. "CODE RED is unique, easy-to-understand, and vastly important." - Andrew Kreig, Justice Integrity Project "As a professional statistician, I found CODE RED''s data, analysis, and conclusions compelling." - Dr. Elizabeth Clarkson; Chief Statistician, National Inst. For Aviation Research "Simon''s research is thorough and his case is more than compelling ... He has provided an important public service." - John Zogby, founder of The Zogby Poll Several other democracies have now moved away from the computerized vote tabulation they initially embraced, having recognized the manifest security risks it entails. But America has continued to entrust its elections to privatized and concealed vote counting despite mounting and voluminous evidence that the vulnerabilities to manipulation are not merely hypothetical but are actually being exploited, with profound political consequences. CODE RED shows how America has come to adopt and embrace such a system and why we have been so collectively resistant to any serious reconsideration of its safety and appropriateness. We examine the role of election administrators, politicians, and the media in stifling investigation of the validity of suspect American elections and, more generally, of the safety and rationality of a system proven by experts to be easily corrupted. Like the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, CODE RED sets a Doomsday Clock. The good news is that it''s not quite midnight. We can turn this country around, but only if we first restore public, observable vote counting to our elections. It is a simple thing, but until we do it we will continue putting everything we value at risk. CODE RED combines analysis and advocacy and concludes with a powerful call to action: "We need only to break a spell that has been cast on us--a spell of convenience, passivity, helplessness. We need only remember that democracy is not something that we watch, it is something that we do."

What Went Wrong in Ohio

The Conyers Report on the 2004 Presidential Election

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: Chicago Review Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 142

View: 1601

Report of an investigation into irregularities reported in the 2004 Presidential election in Ohio, compiled by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee.

The Battle for Florida

An Annotated Compendium of Materials from the 2000 Presidential Election

Author: Lance DeHaven-Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813028194

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

View: 1155

The Battle for Florida combines an analysis of the disputed 2000 presidential election with a broad array of supporting materials, including legal documents and transcripts, government reports, state and federal legislation, and more. DeHaven-Smith addresses troubling questions about American democracy raised by the election in Florida and argues that the true outcome of the election could have been determined despite the controversy, if the laws of the state had been interpreted reasonably and administered in good faith. The derailing of the election system by partisan intrigue is only one of several failures he examines in this concise, readable guide to the events and documents of the 2000 controversy. Drawing on classical political philosophy and modern democratic theory, deHaven-Smith traces the election breakdown to partisanship in the system of election administration, flaws in the U.S. Constitution, and weaknesses in the nation’s civic culture. His account of the election and its aftermath provides a closely documented analysis of what happened in Florida and a discussion of critical importance to public officials, election activists, scholars of the presidency, and students of African-American and minority politics.

Code Red: Computerized Election Theft And The New American Century

Post - E2012 Edition

Author: Jonathan D. Simon

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1619277913

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 2102

CODE RED is about what has happened to American elections, American politics, and America since computers took over the vote counting just a few short years ago. It identifies red flags and offers accessible examinations of why those flags are red. It is a disturbing and provocative call to action. It is about saving our democracy and our country. Now, before it's all gone. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of a democracy. America, which considers itself the beacon of democracy, has turned to computerized counting for virtually all of its public elections. Several other advanced democracies—including Germany, The Netherlands, and Ireland—have moved away from the computerized tabulation they initially embraced, having recognized the manifest security risks it entails. But America has continued to entrust its elections to privatized and concealed vote counting despite mounting and voluminous evidence that the vulnerabilities to manipulation are not merely hypothetical but are actually being exploited, with profound political consequences. CODE RED shows how America has come to adopt and embrace such a system and why America is so collectively resistant to any serious reconsideration of its safety and appropriateness. We examine the role of election administrators, politicians, and the media in stifling investigation of the validity of suspect American elections and, more generally, of the safety and rationality of a system proven by experts to be easily corrupted. We also examine the nexus between computerized elections and the veer of American politics over the past few years since the computers took over the counting. Finally, CODE RED urges possible ways out of this mess, and evaluates the prospects for reform and resolution by various tactics. The conclusion is that time is running short for a political (i.e., non-revolutionary) resolution, and that restoration of electoral legitimacy and political balance will depend on an exercise of public will not witnessed in America within living memory. CODE RED combines analysis and advocacy and concludes with a powerful call to action.

Presidential Campaigns

Documents Decoded

Author: Daniel M. Shea,Brian M. Harward

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691938

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 3216

Combining primary sources with expert commentary, this timely book probes critical moments in U.S. presidential elections in the last 20th- and early 21st-centuries, empowering readers to better understand and analyze the electoral process.

Seeds of Change

The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group

Author: John Atlas

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826517072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 5895

"There is more value on a single page of Seeds of Change than in a year's worth of Rush Limbaugh screeds combined with a lifetime of Sarah Palin sneers at community organizers." --Todd Gitlin Seeds of Change goes beyond the headlines of the last Presidential campaign to describe what really happened in ACORN's massive voter registration drives, why it triggered an unrelenting attack by Fox News and the Republican Party, and how it confronted its internal divisions and scandals. Based on Atlas's own eyewitness original reporting, as the only journalist to have access to ACORN's staff and board meetings, this book documents the critical transition from founder Wade Rathke, a white New Orleans radical to Bertha Lewis, a Brooklyn African American activist. The story begins in the 1970s, when a small group of young men and women, led by a charismatic college dropout, began a quest to help the powerless help themselves. In a tale full of unusual characters and dramatic conflicts, the book follows the ups and downs of ACORN's organizers and members as they confront big corporations and unresponsive government officials in Albuquerque, Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, Little Rock, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and the Twin Cities. The author follows the course of local and national campaigns to organize unions, fight the subprime mortgage crisis, promote living wages for working people, struggle for affordable housing and against gentrification, and help Hurricane Katrina's survivors return to New Orleans. The book dispels the conservative myth that we can only help the poor through private soup kitchens and charity and the liberal myth that the solution rests simply with more government services. Seeds of Change, not only provides a gripping look at ACORN's four decades of effective organizing, but also offers a hopeful analysis of the potential for a revival of real American democracy. An offering of The Progressive Book Club.

Entertaining Fear

Rhetoric and the Political Economy of Social Control

Author: Catherine Chaput

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 2948

Throughout the political spectrum, successful arguments often rely on fear appeals, whether implicit or explicit. Dominant arguments prey on people’s fears – of economic failure, cultural backwardness, or lack of personal safety. Counterarguments feed on other fears, suggesting that audiences are being duped by emotional smokescreens. With chapters on the political, institutional, and cultural manifestations of fear, this book offers diverse investigations into how insecurity and the search for certainty shape contemporary political economic decisions, and explores how the rhetorical manipulation of such fears illuminates a larger struggle for social control.

77 Billion to One

2016 Election Fraud

Author: Richard Charnin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539309376


Page: 200

View: 1947

The 2016 Democratic primaries have finally awakened the public to Election Fraud. Millions of voters who were unaware or in denial came to realize that our election system was rigged and that the mainstream media is complicit in covering up Election Fraud. The media and its cadre of exit poll naysayers in the corporate media don't dare mention the third-rail of American politics - election fraud. The media pundits remain silent on electronic vote rigging. They maintain that the exit polls are inaccurate and call truth-seeking activists conspiracy buffs. The media is silent on the 2015 Year in Elections report, an independent research project by 2,000 elections experts from Harvard University and the University of Sydney. The report ranked the United States dead last in electoral integrity among established Western democracies in evaluating the integrity of 180 national parliamentary and presidential contests held July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015 in 139 countries worldwide.

Cruel and Unusual

Bush/Cheney's New World Order

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393326789

Category: Political Science

Page: 343

View: 3886

The author of The Bush Dyslexicon presents an incisive critique of the right-wing threat to American freedom and democracy as exemplified by the Bush administration, condemning its contempt for democratic principles and practice, bullying religiousity, reckless militarism, and more. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Boxed in

The Culture of TV

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810107922

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 349

View: 3716

Informed, controversial, ranging from a melancholy study of rock and roll's descent into show business to a hilarious look at the spectacle that is the Jerry Lewis Telethon, these twenty essays offer an unusual and (ironically) entertaining study of American media by one of its foremost critics.


The Art of Political Persuasion

Author: Lionel Zetter

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857191187

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

View: 4902

With an emphasis on Great Britain, presents a global view of the lobbying industry, explaining its history, ethical and regulatory frameworks, mechanics, and the techniques employed by lobbyists around the world.

Pacific Currents

The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China's Rise

Author: Evan S. Medeiros

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833044648

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

View: 489

China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.

Allegations of selective prosecution

the erosion of public confidence in our federal justice system

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law,United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 6409


How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics

From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump

Author: Laura Briggs

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520299949

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8013

Today all politics are reproductive politics, argues esteemed feminist critic Laura Briggs. From longer work hours to the election of Donald Trump, our current political crisis is above all about reproduction. Households are where we face our economic realities as social safety nets get cut and wages decline. Briggs brilliantly outlines how politicians’ racist accounts of reproduction—stories of Black “welfare queens” and Latina “breeding machines"—were the leading wedge in the government and business disinvestment in families. With decreasing wages, rising McJobs, and no resources for family care, our households have grown ever more precarious over the past forty years in sharply race-and class-stratified ways. This crisis, argues Briggs, fuels all others—from immigration to gay marriage, anti-feminism to the rise of the Tea Party.


A Sociological Approach

Author: Piers Beirne,James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195394764

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 7175

Ideal for undergraduate courses in criminology--especially those taught from a critical perspective--Criminology: A Sociological Approach, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive yet highly accessible introduction to the study of crime and criminological theory. Authors Piers Beirne and James W. Messerschmidt present the topic from a sociological standpoint, emphasizing the social construction of crime and showing how crime relates to gender, class, race, and age. Providing students with a strong theoretical foundation, the book also addresses historical, feminist, and comparative perspectives and highlights the major types of crime and victimization patterns. The text is divided into three Parts: * Part I focuses on three questions: "What is crime?" "How can we measure how much crime there is in the United States?" and finally, "How can we compare rates of crime in different societies?" * Part II is a systematic guide to modern criminological theory and its historical development. * Part III examines specific types of crime, including property crime, interpersonal violence, white-collar crime, and political crime. Written in student-friendly language, Criminology uses abundant illustrations, examples, and case studies to elucidate key points. The text also offers many helpful learning aids, including chapter previews, lists of key terms, chapter reviews, questions for class discussion, and suggestions for further study. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION * Moves the theory chapters to earlier in the book, helping to better connect them with one another * Reorganizes the chapters on theory to showcase the self-contained, internally coherent nature of criminology--rather than criminology's place in the historical record * Adds examples throughout * Presents new and up-to-date empirical data in all sections * Discusses many new topics, including cultural criminology and green criminology * Covers numerous types of crime that were not discussed in previous editions (e.g., whiteness and crime, the rape-war connection, Ponzi schemes, domestic right-wing terrorism, and state- sanctioned torture)

Is Our Children Learning?

The Case Against George W. Bush

Author: Paul Begala

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743217195

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 544

He was a poor student who somehow got into the finest schools. He was a National Guardsman who somehow missed a year of service. He was a failed businessman who somehow was made rich. He was a minority investor who somehow was made managing partner of the Texas Rangers. He was a defeated politician who somehow was made governor. You can hardly blame him for expecting to inherit the White House. "Is Our Children Learning?" examines the public life and public record of George W. Bush and reveals him for who he is: a man who presents the thinnest, weakest, least impressive record in public life of any major party nominee this century; a man who at every critical juncture has been propelled upward by the forces of wealth, privilege, status, and special interests who use his family's name for their private gain. A Texan, political analyst, strategist, and partisan, Paul Begala has written a devastating assessment of the Bush brand of politics.