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Voter Fraud, Health Care Reforms and Latin American Politics

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Voter Fraud, Health Care Reforms and Latin American Politics

Competing legal teams prepare to do battle over allegations of voter fraud.

A new report contrasts the competing health care plans announced by the major presidential candidates.

The economies of Latin America grapple with the U.S. financial crisis.

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1. LEGAL

Competing legal teams prepare to do battle over allegations of voter fraud.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Special Projects Counsel Hans Bader on why the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is wrong about voting rights law:

“Now, the ACLU is bombarding local election officials (such as voting registrars) with letters falsely claiming that the Supreme Court has ruled that students can register to vote, no questions asked, based on their temporary student residence — even if they are from out-of-state, have out-of-state license plates, pay taxes out-of-state, and recently registered to vote in another state. The ACLU’s claim about the Supreme Court’s rulings is just wrong.  It’s certainly contrary to my understanding of the law, and as a lawyer, I’ve handled Supreme Court cases, including successful voting rights cases.”

 

2. HEALTH

A new report contrasts the competing health care plans announced by the major presidential candidates.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Analyst Doug Bandow on the virtues of the current U.S. health care system

“While U.S. medical treatment tends to be expensive…it is available. Not so in the foreign systems so often lauded by health care ‘reformers’ in America. The website www.biggovhealth.org helps remind us that the wrong sort of ‘reform’ in America could leave us all far worse off. It includes a list of case histories of people victimized by nationalized health care systems. Consider the case of Lindsay McCreith, for instance, who almost certainly would have died had the Canadian not jumped the queue, so to speak, by coming to America for diagnosis and treatment.”

 

3. INTERNATIONAL

The economies of Latin America grapple with the U.S. financial crisis.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism Fellow Silvia Santacruz on why the presidential candidates should be talking more about Latin America:

“Yesterday, Nelson Cunningham, one of the panelists at a Hudson Institute conference on Latin America’s ‘Radical Populism Challenge’ commented that it is better that the presidential campaign and debates don’t even mention the region. He said that speaking of Latin America would only bring bad news: illegal immigration and drug-trafficking. As a Latin American myself, I could not disagree more…Whoever wins the presidency should include this agriculture- and energy-rich region in Washington’s agenda. Otherwise, America’s biggest rivals, such as Russia, will gain enormous leverage in Latin American through a range of agreements, while radical populist leaders brainwash their people with fantastic fables of the ‘Empire.’”

 

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