Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy

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Categories: Politics/Government
Publisher: Encounter Books/Encounter Books | Date published: 09/27/2004


Hanging chads, butterfly ballots, voting felons, and Supreme Court intervention. How bad is the U.S. election system? Bad enough that at least eight of the 19 hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon had registered to vote while they made their deadly preparations for 9/11! John Fund explores the way "vote brokers" stole a mayoral election in Miami in 1998 by tampering with 4700 absentee ballots. He shows how the "Motor Voter Law" allowed Californians to use mail-in forms to get absentee ballots for fictitious people and pets. He discusses the fears of Internet activists that unscrupulous "Manchurian Programmers" could manipulate new computerized voting machines to alter the outcome in 2004. After reading Stealing Elections, Dr. Larry Sabato, Director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said, "Unless we do some of the things Fund recommends, sooner or later we're headed for more disasters as bad or worse than what we saw in Florida in 2000."

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