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  • Grand Illusion The Fantasy of Voter Choice in a Two Party Tyranny
  • Theresa Amato
  • English
  • 13 April 2020
  • 9781595583949

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review ß Grand Illusion The Fantasy of Voter Choice in a Two Party Tyranny ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Voter campaigns these candidates must simultaneously fend off preposterous numbers of legal challenges from the two major parties during twelve weeks of Nader's '04 run as many as twenty five lawsuits were filed in an effort to suash his campaignAmato makes a powerful case for specific federal reforms in the United States' arcane system of ballot access laws complex regulations and partisan control of elections Along the way she also offers a spirited history of how third party and Independent candidates have kept important issues on the table in elections past and contribute to our political life as a societyDespite the dramatic run up to the historic 2008 election and the. If you re interested in politics and have ever wished we had parties than two to choose from or if you ve wondered exactly why third parties just don t seem to have much of a chance in US politics this is the book for you Not only does Amato s insider view of the Nader campaign make for fascinating readingbut by the end of the book I was absolutely fuming about the anti democratic moves both Dems and the GOP have made to limit any other political party s participation in our political systemtruly eye opening

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review ß Grand Illusion The Fantasy of Voter Choice in a Two Party Tyranny ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Efforts of both Obama and McCain to set themselves apart the national political debate occurs in a very narrow range that's defined by two major parties which are both influenced by the same corporations special interest groups and lobbyists And on election day there just aren't the kinds of genuine options that a healthy multi party democracy should offer Looking beyond the Nader story to campaigns waged by challengers John Anderson Ross Perot Pat Buchanan and others Amato shows how limiting ourselves to two candidates deprives our country of a robust political life strips would be contenders of their First Amendment rights and cheats voters out of meaningful political choic. This is and Duopoly are the best books on US ballot access Theresa was the attorney for the Nader campaign in 2000 She had her work cut out for her as major parties particularly the Democratic party did everything they could to keep Nader off the ballot Her stories will make you angry as they should

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review ß Grand Illusion The Fantasy of Voter Choice in a Two Party Tyranny ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB As the national campaign manager for Ralph Nader's historic runs for president in 2000 and 2004 Theresa Amato had a rare ringside role in two of the most hotly contested presidential elections this country has seen In Grand Illusion she gives us a witty thoughtful critiue of the American electoral system as well as a powerful argument for opening up the contest to competitionBusting the national myth that anyone can grow up and be President of the United States Amato shows how independent and third party candidates face egregious structural barriers that prevent them from fully participating in the race or even getting their names on the ballot In addition to waging effective. If anyone out there still thinks American electoral procedures bear any relationship to democracy you should read this insider account by Ralph Nader s former campaign manager since nobody I know of has done a better job of documenting how flawed the American political process is at this moment in history Amato is no great shakes as a writer she s fond of ohmigod and similar interjections and uses the word literally to mean figuratively among other crimes against style but I wouldn t expect great writing in a book like this Nor did I expect or get the promise of a radical solution Amato thinks that just as women blacks and those 18 to 20 were enfranchised over the course of the 20th century new election reforms can help solve the problems of voter choice and ballot access Readers may draw a different conclusion as I did namely that the whole stinking system is hopelessly corrupt And her analogy between candidates to choose from and different brands of toothpaste did not make me change my mind