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Harvey Wasserman: How the GOP Bought, Rigged, Stole and Lynched the 2014 Election

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My guest today is author, activist and frequent OpEdNews contributor, Harvey Wasserman. You wrote "An Election---and a Nation---Lost in Afghanistan & Vietnam" this post-Election Day morning. It's a pretty grim piece. Where do we find ourselves today?

HW: We're in, as always, the best of times, the worst of times.

The GOP control of the Senate is a horrific development. There's a high likelihood of a Republican president in 2016, most likely Jeb Bush.

The money is pouring into our elections from the billionaires. Jim Crow is in charge of voter registration, and the electronic voting machines are rigged.

Our public servants are being transformed into corporate zombies.

But we also won on marijuana in Oregon and DC, and it got nearly 50% of the vote in Florida. And the good people of Richmond, California, withstood a HUGE attack from Chevron.

At the core of our national disease is the unending imperial war, currently in southwest Asia. Barack Obama has repeated the tragedy of Lyndon Johnson.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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