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Consent to Tyranny: Voting in the USA

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In a democratic form of government, where a vote constitutes a real voice in government, voting is the most precious right of all. In the United States, where votes don't have to be counted, aren't verifiable, and elected officials do not let public opinion influence their policy decisions, a vote, no matter who or what anyone votes for, is consent to tyranny.

Mark E. Smith, the author of Consent to Tyranny: Voting in the USA, was sixty years old and a habitual voter in 2000 when the Supreme Court stopped the vote count. Mark spent the next six years as an election integrity activist, doing research and bringing litigation to try to ensure that US votes would be counted. In 2006, having learned that it is Constitutionally impossible to have free and fair elections in the US, Mark dedicated his life to full time election boycott advocacy and to educating people to the fact that as long as they are willing to vote in sham elections, there is no incentive for government to allow honest elections.