How to Fix an Election

[…] civil servant from the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food, had signed a letter from Labour’s campaign HQ that was circulated to party members urging them to vote for Tony Blair. In the run-up to the 1997 general election, Blair’s win in this popular media event would have been a valuable propaganda coup, making […]

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Vote-rigging USA

Hi-tech computer voting is now the order-of-the-day in America. In October 2002 the US Administration passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) which authorised $4 billion for states to use the Direct Recording Election system (DRE) equipment which would have to meet certain standards (set by the Act) by the year 2006. At which […]

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[…] a manner of their choosing.’ (1) Carol Passmore, a retired nurse aged 54, answered her doorbell and found herself confronted by a Labour activist armed with her vote, which – along with 29 others – had been sent to a house several streets away, the house of a Labour candidate’s cousin. Ms Passmore was […]

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A vote in the can is worth two for George Bush

[…] system provided the voter with a second receipt that included a voter ID and PIN. With this, an internet connection could be used to make sure the vote was actually counted. Brooks Thomas, Co-ordinator of Elections in Tennessee, was rapt: ‘I’ve not seen anything that compares to the TruVote validation system.’ The Assistant Secretary […]

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Election-rigging in the UK

[…] Lodge, Bedford, a care home for the long-term mentally ill. And the great thing about being in care with a mental illness is that you can still vote. Six men at Bunyan Lodge had apparently given permission for votes to be cast on their behalf. () Their votes had gone in pairs to relatives […]

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Gordon Winter: Inside BOSS and After

[…] the secrecy of the ballot box by monitoring all votes cast for British Communists. On p. 419 I explained that most people in Britain believe that their vote is sacrosanct, that nobody can possibly discover how you voted. Not so. When you enter a polling station your name is automatically checked on the voters’ […]

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Spinning the European Union: pro-European propaganda campaigns in the British media

[…] in Europe and party whips, plus the negotiation of a secret alliance with the 68-strong pro-European wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party to ensure a successful parliamentary vote. (10) Conservative Associations were targeted by Conservative Central Office, the Conservative Research Department and the Conservative Political Centre through constituency chairs, party agents and officers. The […]

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[…] since 1923); or that the Tories’ 154 net gains in 1924 came from Labour (two thirds were from the Liberals); or that the increase in the Tory vote came from former Labour voters. Labour’s numerical vote increased by 24%: if Zinoviev was meant to reduce the Labour vote, it was a total failure. Labour’s […]

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The 1986 National Front Split, Part 1

[…] Johnson (charged with sending fake explosive devices through the post) and Roger Denny (in embarrassment over a soft drugs offence). Thus, even with the imprisoned Pearce’s proxy vote, the ‘Flag’ tendency now only had seven Directorate votes: Acton, Anderson, Brons, the veteran Tom Mundy, Paul Nash, Pearce and Wingfield.(11) On 6 May Griffin decided […]

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Notes From the Underground: British Fascism 1974-92

[…] the National Party of ex-Tories like Kingsley-Read and genuine Strasserites. In March the NF was frozen out of the 1975 National Referendum Campaign (NRC) for a ‘no’ vote in the referendum on membership of the EEC. While the far left were also rejected, it was a palpable sign of the NF’s distance from the […]

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