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JOHN FUND is National Affairs Columnist for National Review magazine and a contributor to the Hotline newsletter. He is an often-quoted expert on American politics and the interconnections between politics, economics and legal issues. He previously served as a columnist and editorial board member for the Wall Street Journal for 27 years. Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, called him “the Tom Paine of the modern Congressional reform movement.”
Behind the deeply contentious 2020 election stands a real story of a broken election process. Election fraud that alters election outcomes and dilutes legitimate votes occurs all too often, as is the bungling of election bureaucrats. Our election process is full of vulnerabilities that can be – and are –taken advantage of, raising questions about, and damaging public confidence in, the legitimacy of the outcome of elections.
Who’s Counting? will focus attention on many problems of our election system, ranging from voter fraud to a slipshod system of vote counting that noted political scientist Walter Dean Burnham calls “the most careless of the developed world.”
One of the easiest ways to increase public cynicism about elections is to change the rule book to make the laws governing how we vote more vague and less rigorous. “Reforms” have been passed amid claims they would increase voter turnout. They haven’t – but they have made it easier to commit absentee ballot and other fraud.
John Fund explores the real divide the country faces with the looming election. Through wary thoughts on voting integrity, he shows how eletions can be decided by the votes of dead people, illegal felon voters, and absentee voters that simply don’t exist.