Deliver the Vote: A History of Election Fraud, an American Political Tradition-1742-2004

By: Campbell, Tracy

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If elections are the lifeblood of a democracy, then we have an ailing body politic. From ballot stuffing and intimidating voters, to buying votes, suppressing turnout and manipulating returns, Deliver the Vote is an intensive examination into the hidden interiors of American politics that casts a provocative new light on how power in America is often obtained. Drawing on hundreds of elections from the colonial era to the 2004 election, historian Tracy Campbell reveals how a long-standing culture of corruption is alive and well in local, state, and national elections. Among those whose stories are central to this book are Boss Tweed, William Randolph Hearst, Huey Long, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Jimmy Carter, as well as countless local and state politicians of every stripe. Combining social and political history in a vivid narrative, Deliver the Vote reveals how fraud has been a persistent and corrosive presence in American history, and is not confined to one party, location, or time period. Campbell explores every major reform to cleanse fraud and corruption--paper ballots, the secret ballot, or voting machines--and explains how they have only changed the way the game is played, sadly showing how American elections have never been in order.

Title: Deliver the Vote: A History of Election Fraud, an American Political Tradition-1742-2004

Author Name: Campbell, Tracy

ISBN Number: 078671591X

ISBN-13: 9780786715916

Location Published: BASIC BOOKS

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Acceptable

Categories: Elections & Political Process

Seller ID: 31UMYP0086YK_ns