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The biggest fraud of all

Scaremongering about voter fraud has led to an assault on American democracy

By James McAuley  

(photo: Kristin A)

Perhaps out of some vain desire to witness or shape the grand unfolding of history, pundits, commentators and even candidates themselves tend to ramp up the significance of each presidential election. Every four years, it starts to seem as though the contest between the two candidates isn’t just a race for the White House but a defining moment in the forging of the American future.

2012 is no exception. Look…

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