Stealing democracy

the new politics of voter suppression by Spencer Overton

Publisher: W.W. Norton in New York

Written in English
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  • Elections -- United States.,
  • Voting -- United States.,
  • Representative government and representation -- United States.,
  • Democracy -- United States.,
  • United States -- Politics and government.

Edition Notes

StatementSpencer Overton ; [with a new afterword].
LC ClassificationsJK1976 .O94 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination237 p. ;
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20988972M
ISBN 109780393330939
LC Control Number2008273954

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Oct 30,  · STEALING DEMOCRACY is an engaging and intriguing read that discusses how politicians and others create voting obstacles so the "preferred party" is at an advantage in driving the ballots.

The author, Spencer Overton, was not a dry lecturer, as can happen with this subject, but did a clever job of pulling you, the reader, in and challenging your thoughts on the democracy of by: Jun 01,  · This book was quite an eye-opener for me.

Of all the books written about the insanity that is our electoral process (50 caucuses and conventions come to mind) I never realized what a threat gerrymandering, or redistricting, as it is euphemistically known, poses to our democracy/5.

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This book gives us a chilling portrait of our electoral vulnerability. Written with urgency and authority/5(42). Spencer Overton is a professor of law at George Washington University specializing in voting rights and campaign finance law.

This is the introduction to his book Stealing Democracy. The book's rigid formula-a brief history, recent case study and bite-size solution offered in every chapter-sometimes wears thin. Yet Overton makes a compelling case that beneath the rhetoricalflourishes, American democracy is governed by a flawed election system: often capricious, sometimes unjust and rarely understood by the general Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression. Politicians spew shallow words describing a self-governing American people, who select their representatives.

In reality, politicians maintain power by selecting voters. Oct 01,  · David Daley's book is essential reading for both political wonks and the American general public (though I fear it a bit too wonkish for mainstream consumption).

It's the story of how our public present and future got retarded beyond any sense of relatability by an extreme form of gerrymandering that took hold after the census/5(). With Barack Obama’s historic election inpundits proclaimed the Republicans as dead as the Whigs of yesteryear.

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Steven Levitsky (shelved 34 times as democracy) avg rating — 9, ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read. Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy [John Fund] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

John Fund explores the real divide the country faces with the looming election. Through wary thoughts on voting integrityCited by: The book’s rigid formula—a brief history, recent case study and bite-size solution offered in every chapter—sometimes wears thin.

Yet Overton makes a compelling case that beneath the rhetorical flourishes, American democracy is governed by a flawed election system: often capricious, sometimes unjust and rarely understood by the general Author: Spencer Overton. Stealing Our Democracy reveals how Siegelman’s enemies (including politicized prosecutors and a corrupt judge) stripped him of his freedom, his career, and his law license, and deprived him of his family and friends.

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This book won’t just tell you how to win, it will show you real victories achieved by Sekulow and the American Center for Law and Justice. Stealing Democracy refers to the entire system as the voting “matrix,” discussing current problems in an effort to stimulate discussion and action on the part of concerned citizens: “In our closely divided political environment, even an obscure election rule in a single state can determine who sits in the White House or which party controls Congress.”.

Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression Spencer Overton, Author. Norton $ (p) ISBN Buy this book Overton takes a wonky but worthy look at the "matrix.

Spencer Overton talked about his book [Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression], published by W.W. Norton, and related issues. TV Networks TV Nets. Sep 25,  · Stealing Elections book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. voter fraud would threaten our democracy, and that voter fraud is an issue.

But I didn't like this book or find it persuasive. I think it's because of a fairly subtle bias on Fund's part. He ignores information that reflects badly on the Republican party /5. Gaveling Down the Rabble: How “Free Trade” is Stealing Our Democracy () In Gaveling Down the Rabble, author & activist Jane Anne Morris explores a century and a half of efforts by corporations and the courts to undermine local democracy in the United States, using a “free trade” model.

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