Last updated on: 8/30/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Jim Hightower Biography

Title:
National radio commentator and author
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Many of our votes this year will be cast and tallied on corporate-controlled electronic voting machines that keep no trackable record of our ballots. These computers can easily malfunction and be manipulated, meaning they can be used to cheat and steal elections.”

“Gambling With Your Vote,” The Hightower Lowdown, July 23, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National radio commentator and author of on political and social issues
  • Texas Agriculture Commissioner, 1983-1991
  • Former Editor – Texas Observer
  • Former Director – Texas Consumer Association
  • Former Legislative Assistant to Senator Ralph Yarborough
  • Alternative Press Award
  • Independent Press Association Award
Education:
  • BA, University of North Texas
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machine Manufacturers Have Ties to a Particular Political Party?