Andrew Gumbel

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.

Antitheft Devices Antitheft Devices

2008 will go down as a year activists were able to keep a rotten electoral system honest.

Nov 6, 2008 / Editorial / Andrew Gumbel

Election Protection is Working Election Protection is Working

It's clear that efforts to protect voters rights are working this time--in Virginia, Florida and Ohio.

Nov 4, 2008 / Feature / Andrew Gumbel

Virginia: The New Florida? Virginia: The New Florida?

More than two dozen polling places are reported close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast ballots in this crucial swing state.

Nov 4, 2008 / Feature / Andrew Gumbel

Vote Suppression Watch Vote Suppression Watch

A close look at dirty tricks in key swing states.

Oct 22, 2008 / Feature / Andrew Gumbel

Protect This Election Protect This Election

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.

Oct 22, 2008 / Feature / Andrew Gumbel

Justice, Bush-Style Justice, Bush-Style

GOP loyalists have taken over the Justice Department and retooled the civil rights division as a political weapon.

Oct 1, 2008 / Feature / Andrew Gumbel

Fixing Elections Fixing Elections

Let's stop obsessing over conspiracy and focus on the real problem: lack of reliability, transparency and accountability in our electoral system.

Nov 9, 2006 / Editorial / Andrew Gumbel

Guardian of the Ballot Box Guardian of the Ballot Box

Ion Sancho, an election supervisor in Florida, is dedicated to creating a fair and accurate voting system. But his passion has nearly cost him his job.

Oct 19, 2006 / Feature / Andrew Gumbel

Letters Letters


Aug 9, 2006 / Letters / Our Readers and Andrew Gumbel

The Coming Ballot Meltdown The Coming Ballot Meltdown

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 Nov...

Jun 28, 2006 / Feature / Andrew Gumbel