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by Lorraine C. Minnite

  • ISBN: 0801448484
  • Author: Lorraine C. Minnite
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 312
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (June 10, 2010)
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  • Category: Politics
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Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy itself have . Yet, that claim is a myth.

Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy itself have intensified since the disputed 2000 presidential election.

Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy. Encounter Books: New York and London. This book establishes why election administration might be used by political elites to win and maintain power. Voting Fraud and Data Validity Analyzing Electoral History.

Lorraine C. Minnite defines voter fraud so as to allow the careful . Minnite defines voter fraud so as to allow the careful, systematic investigation of the subject she reports in this volume. Minnite's gracefully written book, brimming with fascinating stories and trenchant analysis, provides a clear-eyed, factual background for this major public policy debate. If you want to go beyond slogans and fantasies on voter fraud, this is the place to start. author of Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction. Minnite defines voter fraud so as to allow the careful, systematic investigation of the subject she reports in this . The fact is that voter fraud in the . 17 people found this helpful.

The Myth of Voter Fraud. The Myth of Voter Fraud. By Lorraine C. Minnite. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy itself have intensified since the disputed 2000 presidential election. She concludes that while voting irregularities produced by the fragmented and complex nature of the electoral process in the United States are common, incidents of deliberate voter fraud are actually quite rare.

She concludes that while voting irregularities produced by the fragmented and complex nature of the electoral process in the United States are common, incidents of deliberate voter fraud are actually quite rare.

Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of. .

Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy it.

Yet, that claim is a myth.

Book Description: Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy itself have intensified since the disputed 2000 presidential election.

Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy itself have intensified since the disputed 2000 presidential election. The claim that elections are being stolen by illegal immigrants and unscrupulous voter registration activists and vote buyers has been used to persuade the public that voter malfeasance is of greater concern than structural inequities in the ways votes are gathered and tallied, justifying ever tighter restrictions on access to the polls. Yet, that claim is a myth.

In The Myth of Voter Fraud, Lorraine C. Minnite presents the results of her meticulous search for evidence of voter fraud. She concludes that while voting irregularities produced by the fragmented and complex nature of the electoral process in the United States are common, incidents of deliberate voter fraud are actually quite rare. Based on painstaking research aggregating and sifting through data from a variety of sources, including public records requests to all fifty state governments and the U.S. Justice Department, Minnite contends that voter fraud is in reality a politically constructed myth intended to further complicate the voting process and reduce voter turnout.

She refutes several high-profile charges of alleged voter fraud, such as the assertion that eight of the 9/11 hijackers were registered to vote, and makes the question of voter fraud more precise by distinguishing fraud from the manifold ways in which electoral democracy can be distorted. Effectively disentangling misunderstandings and deliberate distortions from reality, The Myth of Voter Fraud provides rigorous empirical evidence for those fighting to make the electoral process more efficient, more equitable, and more democratic.

Comments (7)

Manarius
This is an amazing book that has been well-researched and has been the target of poorly written 1-star reviews by other "individuals" here. I read this book last year, and it is just one of many books that has addressed the topic. This book has been written by an expert who understands the debate and has put together a well-written piece of work that is approachable to all. Lorraine Minnite has done an amazing job outlining the "myth" surrounding voter fraud with her amazing research, and I encourage all of you 1-star reviewers to buy the book and try getting your "news" and "information" from Google searches. The fact is that voter fraud in the U.S. is exceedingly rare, as Dr. Minnite points out, and, if you read the rest of the book, will understand why.
Wire
Reasonable members of any political party do not want voter fraud.
The use of a search engine brings forward many ACCUSATIONS of voter fraud, but trivial evidence, and when investigated, these often turn out to be misunderstandings about the law, paperwork errors, ex-felons voting erroneously, etc.
There have been several Republican investigations in an effort to prove the validity of the need for Voter ID, and they have been fruitless. If they had found any evidence of the "widespread voter fraud" that they contend exists, we would all know about it.

As Republican Wisconsin state Sen. Dale Schultz stated, ““It’s all predicated on some belief there is a massive fraud or irregularities, something my colleagues have been hot on the trail for three years and have failed miserably at demonstrating.” He also said, “It’s just sad when a political party has so lost faith in its ideas that it’s pouring all of its energy into election mechanics. We should be pitching as political parties our ideas for improving things in the future rather than mucking around in the mechanics and making it more confrontational at the voting sites and trying to suppress the vote.”
And that's from a Wisconsin state Republican insider.

Steve Schmidt, former senior campaign strategist for McCain/Palin, said, “I think that all of this stuff that has transpired over the last two years is in search of a solution to a problem, voting fraud, that doesn’t really exist when you look deeply at the question. It’s part of the mythology now in the Republican Party that there’s widespread voter fraud across the country. In fact, there’s not.”

If you want to know if this book is worth reading, look at the Editorial Review above by the Election Law Journal which states in part, "This book is an excellent and timely contribution to the study of election fraud."
Nto
Having researched and investigated this topic for decades, Minnite provides real research and background to discuss a hot-topic political issue with real facts, sans ideologies.
Clever
This book is garbage full of out right lies and very misleading. With internet and a little time you can debunk most of this nonsense.
Dark_Sun
The use of a search engine brings forward many instances of voter fraud, tallying large numbers in the end. Ρřoject Ṽeritas is a good starting point, but anyone wanting to know the truth should not stop there. Instances can be found on both sides of the political fence.

Keep this in mind, every time we look the other way for ANY election manipulation a good citizen's vote is effectively cancelled. Not responsible at all.
Irostamore
How do states without voter ID laws validate the accuracy of the vote? There are millions of non-citizens residing in these states. ... NY NJ CA PA to name a few.
FreandlyMan
I have personal knowledge that clear, deliberate voter fraud exists. If it were not true, and helpful toward the [leftist] "cause", there would be not defenses [e.g., this book] mounted against simple, reasonable, fair measures to prevent it.

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