Book Review: Who’s Counting

Who’s Counting:  How Fraudsters And Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky

This was not a pleasant book to read, but it is the sort of important book to read that demonstrates a great deal of the corruption within the American political system.  Through by no means absolving the Republicans of their own efforts at gaming the system, this book really focuses on the way that Democrats have systematically threatened and undermined the legitimacy of the American Republic through a variety of types of voter fraud that has been supported through dog whistling and making fallacious accusations of racism among those who would wish to stop it.  This book goes into considerable detail about how such fraud is conducted, why it is that the American Republic is so vulnerable to it, and how it is that efforts to remedy this fraud are fought every step of the way by political figures and bureaucrats who are either deluded are deeply involved in such corruption themselves who do not wish their own positions to be threatened through the enforcement of reasonable standards of justice to ensure the integrity of the voting process, all of which makes for painful but worthwhile reading.

In thirteen chapters that take up about 250 pages or so, the authors manage to discuss some dark corners of the United States and the behavior of Obama and Clinton’s corrupt Justice Departments that few people are likely aware of.  The authors begin with the crisis of voting confidence that exists within the United States (1) over concerns about the legitimacy of elections.  After that the authors discuss the curious blindness that many Democratic politicians have about the reality of voter fraud in light of the widespread cynicism about the legitimacy of elections (2).  Then there is a discussion about the battle over ID requirements and the myth of the disenfranchised voter (3).  The author then looks at the way that Democrats shoot the messengers who give them news they don’t want to hear (4), the problem of noncitizen voting (5), and the abuses of absentee ballots (6) by vote thieves.  The authors take Holder’s justice department to task (7), look at two-step voter fraud in Tennessee (8), discuss the fraud behind the hostility to the electoral college (9), give a brutal discussion of how a machine steals an entire Mississippi town (10), and discusses the reality of voter fraud as a cinematic experience (11).  The authors then close with a discussion of America’s troops as the real disenfranchised voters (12) as well as offer some suggestions of what is to be done (13).

This book is written by two people who happen to know a lot about voter fraud, one of them from his work in the Justice department and the other as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.  The authors at least attempt to be nonpartisan, despite the fact that voter fraud leans heavily in the direction of the Democrats as it has been practiced traditionally and at present in the United States.  The authors look at the complex series of factors that is involved in voter fraud including the insane level of importance that Democrats place on holding power in government because of their lack of interest and skill in the private sector, and the greater vulnerability of the poor as opposed to the middle class to appeals of money and food in exchange for votes for a particular slate of “Progressive” politicians.  The book is damning, and one that should be required reading in any civics course that wishes to explore the legitimacy of the American republic, and that is certainly a book that will give a picture about some of the dark forces that motivate our current political crisis.

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