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The new edition includes an update by Victoria Collier, author of the November, 2012 Harper's Magazine cover story, "How to Rig an Election," available online here.
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The stakes of American elections have never been higher.
What issues will be decided in 2013 by legislators and courts?
War and peace in the Middle East, international climate change negotiations, the erosion
of American civil liberties, civilian drone strikes, banking and investment regulation, fast-tracked
"free trade" agreements, sustainable energy investment, GMO food labeling, fracking,
gun control, domestic oil drilling, abortion, health care, gay marriage, childhood services . . .
MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE COUNTS
Recent articles by Victoria Collier
Victoria Collier | OpEd News | November 7, 2012
How to Rig An Election
Victoria Collier | Harper's Magazine | November, 2012
Please see this amazing article "How to Rig an Election" which I just came across. It's stunning. Fixing electronic elections is clearly putting the Right in power, not the people. From 2000 to Kerry in Ohio to DeMint in South Carolina, amazing stories of huge fraud, undermining constantly the work of Congress...a new horror production brought to us by those academy award winners Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers, who have no honor and no boundaries to their shame....
I am not hearing this for the first time, btw, but this well researched article really drives it home...When I was making my 2009 "South of the Border", a very successful Venezuelan entrepreneur told me a horror story of how his electronic system, which had monitored Venezulan elections so scrupulously for years, was literally driven out of the US market by Diebold's law suits...Ironic the much hated (by our press) Venezuela is the true democracy and we increasingly, and sadly, a sham...
-- Oliver Stone, Director
Those of us who've faced the ugly truth about America's voting system, yet still believe it possible to wrest that system from the clutches of the right (despite the criminal inattention of the Democratic Party, and most progressives), suddenly have something we can cheer about at last, and send out far and wide ASAP: "How To Rig an Election," Victoria Collier's excellent cover story in the November Harper's.
If you've not been paying attention to the radical subversion of electoral democracy in the United States these last 12 years, this piece will blow your mind, and probably depress you; but if you don't shake that off, and move to spread the word right now, by sending everyone you know this must-read article, you'll have to share the blame for what will very likely happen (again) on Nov. 6, whether it befalls the presidency, Congress or some statehouses (or all of the above).
Brava to Victoria, then; and hurray for Harper's, whose editors and publisher have shown us once again that they are brave enough to face an issue as important as it is neglected. (This new piece is a sort of sequel to "None Dare Call It Stolen," the cover story I wrote for them six years ago.) The only other US magazine that's shown the same intelligence and courage is Rolling Stone.
-- Mark Crispin Miller, Author of "Fooled Again" and "Loser Take All"
Collier's piece is timely and jaw-dropping because of the context it offers for this cycle's voting-rights fights. It suggests persuasively that the Florida recount, and the federal legislation it spawned, have made our elections less reliable and thus more susceptible to partisan disenfranchisement than we ever could have imagined watching those hapless bureaucrats count those chads. We took a bad situation, in other words, and made it much worse. If the coming election is as close as everyone seems to think it is, there is no reason to believe with any confidence that honest officials could prevent someone from stealing it outright.
-- Andrew Cohen, contributing editor at The Atlantic and legal analyst for 60 Minutes. He is also chief analyst and legal editor for CBS Radio
From his story, "Think the Florida Recount Was Bad? Just Wait Until November 6"
America is gaining clarity on this. We will not be self-governing again until WE count the votes. Our anonymous ballots must be cast in private - but they must be COUNTED IN PUBLIC. That means--sorry--not inside a computer. But I DO have a technology-friendly elections idea: VIDEO CAMS to track ballot custody, including of absentee ballots, while in the hands of elections officials! CAMS to follow those precious ballot batches wherever they go, and CAMS on the people who will count them by hand, the only way to end this digital-darkness shell game.
November 2, 2012
Victoria Collier is a contributing author in Hacked!
-- Helen Thomas
As Ohio Faces Vote-Rigging Lawsuit, Are Dems, Liberals, Election Officials Ready to Safeguard Votes?
Art Levine | Huffington Post | November 2
A few questions for the popular pundit that may help better educate both him and the nation's electorate. -- by Brad Friedman, October 2012
Brad Friedman | The Brad Blog | October 25
The Christian Science Monitor | October 26
UK Progressive | October 25
No, Mr. President, you CAN’T tell us who you voted for! Brad Friedman looks at the machine that likely ate Obama’s vote
Brad Friedman | The Brad Blog | October 25
Brad Friedman | The Brad Blog | October 24
Romney family and friends will help tabulate the vote count in Cincinnati: Hart Intercivic holds maintenance contracts on their own machines
Wasserman/Fitrakis | The Free Press | Oct 22
HOW TO RIG AN ELECTION IN JUST A FEW EASY STEPS by LEE CAMP