The book "Stealing An Election: The Illegal Use of Absentee Ballots" is a must-read for anyone who is committed to seeing that elections are conducted fairly, says Rufus Huffman, former probate judge for Bullock County, Ala.
In 1984, Author Jerry Henderson was one of three plaintiffs who filed a successful federal voting rights lawsuit against the Pike County Commission, which challenged the geographic political boundaries of the commission and other governing bodies within Pike County, Ala. He was later elected to the commission for two consecutive four-year terms. The events set forth in this book occurred in the following primary election.
Henderson, a native of Alabama now living in Africa, has consulted elections, election administration and democratic governance in 15 countries in four continents.
He has consulted for the United Nations, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and other international organizations. Henderson holds two degrees in political science, a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and a master's degree from Atlanta University. He is active in both national and international affairs, in particular democracy, governance and human rights. He has served as an elected public official, civil servant and adjunct professor of political science.
Dot Joyce, former director of the Elections Department of Florida, says any threat to the system of voting must be taken seriously, whether it occurs in Washington, D.C. or in a remote county.
"We pride ourselves on being a nation in which the political process is open and honest," Joyce says. "Henderson raises a some serious question has the absentee ballot, which was designed to expand the number of people who can vote, become an instrument of election fraud?"