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Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk Paperback – August 14, 2012
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Hans von Spakovsky is a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former member of the Federal Election Commission. He has served as an election official in Georgia and Virginia and previously enforced federal voting rights laws at the U.S. Justice Department as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. He lives in Vienna, VA.
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The book also describes why the Electoral College is an important tool to preserve freedom.
The book also names names, the names of people and organizions who are vote fraud deniers. These groups attack anyone who documents voter fraud (and you will probably see this species show up in the reviews). The authors also descibe how the Eric Holder Justice Department is facilitating the corruption of American elections.
Fund and von Spakovsky have written a highly accessabile book. It isn't something that would appear at a little-read academic publishing house. It is a readable catalog of how the machinery of American elections is dominated by groups adverse to election integrity and bureaucrats who enable them.
Because of personal experiences, I know that Hasen's Voting Wars is not a reliable discussion of issues that relate to the need for race neutral enforcement of our voting laws. The case of U.S. v. Ike Brown was the first time that the DOJ had ever filed a case under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, alleging that black election officials had discriminated against whites. It was filed in 2005 during the second George W. Bush Administration. After a lengthy trial both the federal district court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that black election officials had participated in intentional and widespread acts of race discrimination against white voters and white candidates. I served as the lead trial attorney for the United States in that case. At the time of the filing of New Black Panther Party (NBPP) case in 2008, I was Chief of the Voting Section in the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and was actively involved in the supervision of the NBPP case.Read more ›
Citing studies such as the one completed by the Pew Charitable Trust, which determined that one of every eight voter registrations in the United States is either no longer valid or significantly inaccurate (more than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters), Fund and von Spakovsky detail case after case where illegal votes were counted, casting doubt on the validity of election results, such as the election to the US Senate of former comedian Al Franken in Minnesota. In times like these, when people's political opinions are so polarized, there will continue to be more and more close electoral contests, and illegally cast votes can easily decide an election. Mixing hard data with intriguing anecdotal evidence, the authors present a compelling case for serious reform.
To insist, as many on the Left do, that no one takes advantage of the huge holes in the system is simply naïve. The authors highlight case after case where non-citizens were registered to vote, where votes were cast by people other than the "real" voter, how voters have been intimidated, how easy it is to circumvent the integrity of the absentee ballot process, and how these incidents have impacted and will continue to impact election results, as they have for years in Jersey City.Read more ›
The book also explains that the "Tool of Choice" for voter fraud is the absentee ballot. The Obama Administration will have 10,000 Lawyers in every state in November. In 2000, the Bush v Gore was decided on 527 votes and so on.
This book is a must if you value your vote.
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I enjoyed seeing some data about an issue that gets a lot attention in the press. Unfortunately, the press rarely provides any data, just a lot of noise. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gary W Trimmer
I would highly recommend this book if you, like I, are appalled at the nature of elections these days. Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. A. Kunzler
John Fund constantly harps on non-existent voter fraud by individuals but says nothing about systemic election fraud by election officials. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by Richard Charnin
The biggest difference between the US and Syria is that Syrians lack the ability to change their government peacefully. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Big Bad John
"Who's Counting" is essential reading for anyone interested in issues relating to voter fraud and voter suppression. It's very well researched and reads easily. Read morePublished on September 11, 2013 by Stephen E.
A well documented treatise on the current state of our election process. Very scary. The number of cases of fraud and stolen votes revealed in this book will make you a believer in... Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Blanco TX History Fan
John Fund spoke to our Republican Club at our President's Day Dinner. He knows what's going on and tells you what to watch out for. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Elizebeth H. Overton