Free speech, like free elections, is a cornerstone of the American compact. Yet little is said in the mass media to bring issues of election fraud to the fore. And when it comes to the fore anyway, much more is done to confuse than clarify. And even would-be reformers are thoroughly cowed, engaged in an almost tragic self-censorship. Anti-democrats blatantly lie without blinking, yet those who claim the mantel of election reform begin by almost tripping over themselves so as not to accuse anyone of actual fraud.