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Vote Thieves: Illegal Immigration, Redistricting, and Presidential Elections


Every ten years political representation in the U.S.House of Representatives is redistributed (reapportioned) among the fifty states. The process begins anew with the 2020 census, which will count the nation’s population as the basis for representation in Congress.  The national census has a history wrought with failures and inaccurate counts. In Vote Thieves, geographer Orlando J. Rodriguez shows how our current method of apportionment creates an incentive for illegal immigration and polarizes our political system. This issue affects all U.S. residents–legal and illegal alike.  Recent history has triggered a growing suspicion among Americans that their political system is flawed. Vote Thieves explains a singular flaw that voters suspect but cannot put into words and gives them the information they need to petition for a more responsive political system.


  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books (February 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597976717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597976718
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches