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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Elections, Vote Suppression, and Vote "Fraud"

Some months ago, I asked a knowledgable friend about resources related to voting issues such as vote suppression and vote fraud. He suggested the following:
  • Rick Hasen, The Voting Wars
  • Andrew Gumbel, Steal This Vote
  • Alexander Keyssar, The Right to Vote
  • Joseph Harris, Election Administration in the United States, possibly available at the Federal Elections Commission's web site
  • Web search on the names John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, academic advocates for more restrictions on voting
Hoping to get to them by 2016.....

3 comments:

Bill said...


You might also want to read Robert Caro's MEANS OF ASCENT, which includes a detailed description of how Lyndon Johnson won his Senate seat in 1948.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Bill. Ballot stuffing, wasn't it?

I want to read Caro's whole LBJ bio, but it takes some planning.

Bill said...


Mostly ballot stuffing, but there were a few other irregularities, if I recall correctly.

Caro's LBJ series is terrific (although I found the most recent one a little disappointing), but you're right - once you start it, it'll be hard to put it down.