About the Author
DEBORAH K. SMARTH has pursued an accomplished career in public affairs holding various positions in the private and public sectors including teaching at the university level. She holds a master's degree in national politics and policy from Columbia University in the City of New York. She has authored diverse public policy reports and papers with a specialty in business and economic development issues. She is an executive of a statewide nonprofit educational network that provides technical assistance and support for small business owners and entrepreneurs. She is a voice in her community where she frequently engages at municipal governing body meetings. Her favorite pastime is writing. She has written many op-ed pieces, columns, and letters to the editor on political issues of importance as well as business issues. This is the author's first book, which she considers to be a "citizen's account" of the unfolding events during the 2012 Republican presidential nomination process. In this book, she calls upon the American electorate to be more vigilant and active in governmental affairs to ensure that a representative democracy and "republic" is bolstered. She is particularly interested in both domestic and foreign policy issues. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and family. This book is dedicated to her deceased father who encouraged her to seek the truth and help others. She wrote this account to raise serious questions about the election process, enhancing the people's understanding about behind-the-scene occurrences and facts relating to the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.