Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008
Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University and author of Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform, has edited a new collection of essays that document instances of election fraud since 2000. Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy (IG Publishing, April, 2008) includes essays by a broad range of election-activists, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., David Moore, Bob Fitrakis, and more, that marshal startling evidence that points to wholesale election fraud in recent congressional and presidential elections.
In his introduction to the volume, Miller provides a birds’-eye view of a broken electoral landscape, documenting instances of fraud beginning with the Florida recount of the 2000 election, Bush’s re-election in 2004, and the 2006 midterm elections. “As the essays in this book make very clear,” he writes, “(and as many other writers have already done), there is solid evidence that Bush/Cheney have subverted our elections (with the collusion-surely passive-of the Democrats).”
Among the subjects treated here: 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; evidence of fraud committed in the 2006 midterm elections. Numerous essays tackle the controversial subject of electronic voting, and document cases in which secret ballot counting and outright computer hacking have defrauded election outcomes.
Miller ends the volume with a “12 Step Program to Save U.S. Democracy,” which includes replacing electronic voting with hand-counted paper ballots; keeping private vendors out of elections; making it illegal for TV networks to “call” an election before the vote-counting is complete; banning requirements for state-issued IDs at the polls; and making election fraud a felony offense.
Miller is professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He is the author of Boxed In: The Culture of TV (1998); The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder (2001); Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order (2004), and Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform (2005).
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