Sunday, October 31, 2004

The days of Boss Tweed

Via Slings & Arrows, an article by John Fund, author of Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens our Democracy, providing historical perspective on how today's "Count every vote!" breeds its own self-sustaining political corruption.

Why is such activity proliferating (today)? It flows from the success of Democratic lawmakers in pushing aside clear, orderly, and rigorous voting procedures in favor of elastic and "inclusive" election rules that invite manipulation.. . .

(I)f "anything goes" continue to be the ballot bywords, the nation may soon wake up to a crisis even bigger than the 2000 Florida nightmare. Perhaps then the public will demand to know who subverted the election laws.
More here.

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