G. W. Bush's speechwriter calls out Republicans for what they have done to OUR RIGHT TO VOTE.

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    Nov 06, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    David Frum writes

    " what doesn't happen in other democracies: Politicians of one party do not set voting schedules to favor their side and harm the other.

    Politicians do not move around voting places to gain advantages for themselves or to disadvantage their opponents.

    In fact, in almost no other country do politicians have any say in the administration of elections at all."
  • Lincsbear

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    Nov 06, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    I think all politicians have a tendency to play with the mechanics of democracy for their own party political advantage and wrap it up in words like 'justice'.

    In the UK at the moment there is a review about constituency boundaries. Because population is growing more rapidly in the south-east than elsewhere and constituencies are always about sixty thousand in population, there will need to be more of them created here, which will naturally favour the Conservatives; maybe giving them twenty more seats in the House of Commons and giving them a head start at the next General Election. This is very convenient for them considering they failed to win a majority at the last election.
    Whether this review is legislated for is a topic of acute debate in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government, with the former greatly in favour, and the latter using this desire to gain advantage for their policies. The leader of the Liberal Democrats has recently announced he won`t be agreeing to the implementation of this review.

    New Labour is against any changes, of course.