Andrew Gumbel is the author of Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the
Rotten History of Democracy in America (Nation Books) and a US
correspondent for The Independent of London.
2008 will go down as a year activists were able to keep a rotten electoral system honest.
It's clear that efforts to protect voters rights are working this time--in Virginia, Florida and Ohio.
More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.
A close look at dirty tricks in key swing states.
Pieces of Karl Rove's plan to suppress the votes of students, minorities, the transient and the elderly are still in place--and could threaten any races that are remotely close.
GOP loyalists have taken over the Justice Department and retooled the civil rights division as a political weapon.
Let's stop obsessing over conspiracy and focus on the real problem: lack of reliability, transparency and accountability in our electoral system.
Ion Sancho, an election supervisor in Florida, is dedicated to creating
a fair and accurate voting system. But his passion has nearly cost him
DEATH PENALTY: LEGALIZED LYNCHING?
New York City
Ohio is the bellwether for the nation's electoral health and the prognosis is bad. Error-ridden e-voting, draconian restrictions and widespread incompetence could cause another November breakdown.