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With 2012 Presidential Race Coming Down to the Wire, Turning Point Novel Suggests Voter Suppression Could Alter the Outcome

Oct 19 2012 12:00AM

Hispanic PR Wire

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Turning Point, a newly published novel by political veteran Charles A. Santangelo, provides a chilling reminder of voting controversies in recent presidential elections and a warning for what could happen again in 2012. From the critical role of swing-vote Supreme Court justices to current concerns over voter suppression and voter identification in key battleground states, author and political veteran Charles Santangelo delivers a thrilling political narrative, Turning Point: A Compelling Vision of America Today Had the Supreme Court Recounted the Florida Votes in the 2000 Presidential Election.

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"Recent concerns with voter ID laws, voter suppression, and absentee ballot fraud in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and other states suggest a potential replay of the 2000 and 2004 presidential voting irregularities," said Santangelo, a former assistant professor of information technology policy who has served as a White House aide and on six presidential campaigns. "Of particular concern is the suppression of the minority vote, especially African-American and Latino citizens. We have everything to worry about -- only a few weeks before Election Day -- because of the structural vulnerabilities of America's voting system. The close presidential contest will increase the incentive for and the likelihood of voter irregularities and post-election litigation."

Charles Santangelo is a veteran of six presidential campaigns and a former White House aide who has served in senior government positions in the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations. He is the author of numerous articles and has been interviewed by CNN, Newsweek, Time, Associated Press, and other media outlets. Mr. Santangelo is a former assistant professor of information technology policy at American University and Co-Editor/Researcher of the award-winning political biography, Lucky Corner: The Biography of Congressman Alfred E. Santangelo.

Turning Point provides a credible narrative of inspirational leadership in fighting terrorism, combatting suppression of minority voters, and taking on election machine fraud, global warming, and paralyzing partisan politics. "Turning Point offers lessons all Americans should embrace if we are to avoid repeating past election debacles and desire to work in a bipartisan manner to repair our political process," said Santangelo.

Turning Point is available in hardcover and paperback through and (keywords: Turning Point Santangelo) or at .

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Genre: Political/Historical/Fiction/Action and Adventure/Romance

To reach the author for interviews contact or 703-237-0501, or contact the author directly at For more information about Turning Point, visit .


Source: Hispanic PR Wire

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