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: 3080

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.

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: 2908

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: 7639

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: 1708

"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.

Censored 2011

The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009-10

Author: Mickey Huff,Peter Phillips,Project Censored

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801938

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 8864

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.

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: 1401

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.

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits

How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps

Author: Greg Palast

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609804791

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 4820

A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? It could happen this year. Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps might be the most important book published this year--one that could save the election. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super-funding the Super-PACs of both parties--billionaires with nicknames like "The Ice Man," "The Vulture" and, of course, The Brothers Koch. Told with Palast's no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat style, the facts as he lays them out are staggering. What emerges in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits is the never-before-told-story of the epic battle being fought behind the scenes between the old money banking sector that still supports Obama, and the new hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not only support Romney but also are among his key economic advisors. Although it has not been reported, Obama has shown some backbone in standing up to the financial excesses of the men behind Romney. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits exposes the previously unreported details on how operatives plan to use the hundreds of millions in Super-PAC money pouring into this election. We know the money is pouring in, but Palast shows us the convoluted ways the money will be used to suppress your vote. The story of the billionaires and why they want to buy an election is matched with the nine ways they can steal the election. His story of the sophisticated new trickery will pick up on Palast's giant New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

What Happened in Ohio?

A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election

Author: Robert J. Fitrakis,Steven Rosenfeld,Harvey Wasserman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595580696

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 8621

This text shows the most critical state's voting process in the 2004 presidential election. It includes trucking receipts that show voting machines were pulled back from minority districts, ballots that contain evidence of tampering, and mathematical analysis demonstrating the statistical impossibility of voting totals.

77 Billion to One

2016 Election Fraud

Author: Richard Charnin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539309376


Page: 200

View: 1378

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.

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: 2304

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 Bush Dyslexicon

Observations on a National Disorder

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 6886

"A particularly astute analysis of the television coverage of the campaign, the election, and the political aftermath."—Newsday

Cruel and Unusual

Bush/Cheney's New World Order

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393059175

Category: Political Science

Page: 343

View: 799

In "Cruel and Unusual," Mark Crispin Miller exposes what he calls the Bush Republicans' contempt for democratic practice, their bullying religiosity, their reckless militarism, and their apocalyptic views of the economy and the planet.

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: 1531



A Sociological Approach

Author: Piers Beirne,James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195394764

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 7047

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)

Federal Elections

Author: Debra A. Miller

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 9042

Presents essays relating to issues with United States elections, including whether there are serious problems with the elections system, the safety of electronic voting, and if federal elections are fair.

The Woman at the Light

A Novel

Author: Joanna Brady

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250003563

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6769

Forced to assume her husband's lighthouse duties when he goes missing from their mid-nineteenth-century Key West island, Emily Lowry receives unexpected help from runaway slave Andrew, with whom she forges a deep bond while enduring hardships.

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: 6578

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.

Boxed in

The Culture of TV

Author: Mark Crispin Miller

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810107922

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 349

View: 9963

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.

No Ordinary Men

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State

Author: Elisabeth Sifton,Fritz Stern

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 2549

Looks at how a pastor and a lawyer both resisted the Nazi regime from within, how they did so and the price they paid for their honorable actions.