Democracy Betrayed: How Superdelegates, Redistricting, Party Insiders, and the Electoral College Rigged the 2016 Election

Democracy Betrayed: How Superdelegates, Redistricting, Party Insiders, and the Electoral College Rigged the 2016 Election

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510729452
Publisher: Hot Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 826,434
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Steven Rosenfeld is a national political reporter at Alternet and the author and editor of several books on campaigns and elections, including What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election and Count My Vote: A Citizen’s Guide to Voting. In 2010, he worked with Pew’s Election Initiatives division to draft a registration modernization plan and report, which lead to the creation of EricStates.org, which is now helping 21 states update their voter registration files and identify eligible but unregistered voters. He is a former reporter for NPR and a former executive producer at Air America Radio. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

David Talbot is the New York Times bestselling author of Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years and The Devil’s Chessboard. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon and has written for the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Time. He lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Talbot ix

Introduction xiii

Section I The Democrats

1 Bernie Sanders 3

2 Who Won Iowa? 9

3 Las Vegas Rules 15

4 New Questions, New Barriers 19

5 The Not-So-Golden State 25

6 The Democratic National Committee 29

Section II The Republicans

7 Gaming the Rules of Politics 35

8 Creating Partisan Ghettos 41

9 Looking Forward, Not Backward 51

10 The Voting Wars 61

11 The Starting Line 71

12 The Finish Line 83

13 The Playbook: Do Everything 95

Section III The Recounts

14 What Happened? 105

15 The Final Swing States 113

16 The Electoral College 125

Afterword 131

Acknowledgments 143

Endnotes 147

Index 203

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