Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, Oct 30, 2007 - Political Science - 237 pages
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Politicians spew shallow words describing a self-governing American people, who select their representatives. In reality, politicians maintain power by selecting voters. Elected officials and bureaucrats control thousands of election practices—from district boundaries to English-only ballots—that determine political winners and losers. Through real-life stories, Spencer Overton shows how these practices determine policies on issues that shape our lives, and he provides strategies for restoring government by the people. Overton's compelling case is vital to the future of our democracy. With a new afterword.

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Stealing democracy: the new politics of voter suppression

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The U.S. Constitution assigns most of the management of elections to the states, which, in turn, allow their two major parties to dictate voting terms. For Overton (George Washington Univ. Law Sch ... Read full review

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Really great book, really great research. I loved how he supported all of his arguments with both facts, and with personal stories from real life people. Also, the conclusion was really great, again ... Read full review

Contents

The Matrix
11
How to Rig Elections
17
Patchwork Democracy
42
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Spencer Overton , a professor at George Washington University Law School, served on the Jimmy Carter/James Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform and was the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School. He lives in Washington, DC.

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