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What Went Wrong in Ohio

The countless irregularities that occurred during the 2004 presidential election in Ohio were Florida redux from four years earlier: voting machine manipulation, vote and voter repression on a scale large enough to change the outcome of the election.

But now, thanks to Rep. John Conyers -- currently the most useful member of Congress -- we have a printed record of Ohio's massive electoral malfeasance. What Went Wrong in Ohio: The Conyers Report on the 2004 Presidential Election contains the recorded testimony of both Republicans and Democrats, elected officials, voting machine company employees, poll observers and many voters. It is a sobering and frightening story of democracy gone awry, but it also includes many ideas about how to set things right.

What Went Wrong in Ohio is a wake-up call for all Americans.