Thursday, November 11, 2004

No Appeal

With a third of the votes unrecountable, another Florida could happen anywhere
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2004. Originally from Harper's Magazine, November 2004.
By Ronnie Dugger.

To steal elections is human nature. In 1948 a U.S. Senate seat was stolen, by simple ballot-box stuffing, for Lyndon Johnson; without it he would never have reached the presidency. John Kennedy only won the presidency in 1960 with the support of dead voters in Chicago. But now we approach a national election that is susceptible to theft in its very machinery—not just in Florida but almost anywhere. Read Full