What Went Wrong In Ohio:
About the Book
This fascinating and disturbing book is the official record of testimony taken by the Democratic Members and Staff of the House Judiciary Committee, presided over by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the Ranking Member. Originally released in January, 2005 by the Committee and now available in print for the first time.
Witnesses included both Republicans and Democrats, elected officials, voting machine company employees, poll observers, and many voters who testified about the harassment they endured, some of which led to actual vote repression.
While shreds of the electoral chaos in Ohio were reported in the press, the issue soon faded from public view. What Went Wrong In Ohio provides new insights into the abuse and manipulation of electronic voting machines and the arbitrary and illegal behavior of a number of elected and election officials which effectively disenfranchised tens of thousands of voters in order to change the outcome of an election.
I urge every American citizen to recognize that the integrity of our electoral process is at stake. We must face the hard truth that the system in its present form is too easily subverted. We must address this continuing erosion so that, in Abraham Lincolns immortal words, government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. What Went Wrong in Ohio should be required reading for all who believe the right to vote is fundamental to freedom and the spirit of democracy. Bob Kerrey, President, New School University
The only relevant civics lesson to emerge from the swindle that was last years presidential election. Any citizen who neglects to read it does so at his or her peril.Lewis Lapham, Harpers Magazine
An entirely new kind of how to book: a how to steal an election book. Forget Denmarkthere was something infinitely more rotten in Ohio, where GOP election mechanics, not content to let the Supreme Court declare him president a second time, did all they could to help George W. Bush once more hijack the highest office in the land. John Conyers deserves the Congressional Medal of Honorif there is even a shred of it left in that once noble institution.Larry Gelbart, Writer