Down for the Count

Down for the Count

Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America

Book - 2016 | Rev. and updated ed
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This rollicking history of American democracy demonstrates that electoral fraud is as American as apple pie. Down for the Count explores in an accessible, engaging style the tawdry continuing history of votes bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, miscounted, thrown into rivers and litigated up to the Supreme Court in the world's most powerful democracy. First published to great acclaim and controversy in 2005 as Steal this Vote (Nation Books), this thoroughly revised edition lifts the lid off the largely undiscussed corruption at the core of American Political History.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, c2016
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
ISBN: 9781620971680
Branch Call Number: 324.73 Gumb 2016
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 07, 2016

As one of the many descendants of the NYC reporter who reported on Tammany Hall and coined the descriptive word // shyster \\ [a popular Dutch nickname at that time for the fellows who cleaned up the horse droppings from behind horse-drawn carriages] which was applied to corrupt politicians - - who also tended to practise the law - - I believe this to be an outstanding book!
Read the previous version and have heard the author in an interview - - one of the major solutions: National Voter Registration!


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