Bob Fitrakis was an election observer in El Salvador in March, 2004. After witnessing vote suppression in the November 2004 election, he called the first public hearings on vote suppression and election irregularities and was one of four attorneys to file a challenge to Ohio's presidential elections results: Moss v. Bush and Moss v. Moyer. In 2006, Fitrakis was co-counsel in the King-Lincoln-Bronzeville lawsuit against the Ohio Secretary of State’s office (the notorious Ken Blackwell) seeking to end racially discriminatory electoral practices in Ohio and to ensure free and fair elections. He authored a 50-point consent decree to ensure election integrity in Ohio submitted to the current Secretary of State. Many of these proposals have been adopted by the state of Ohio.
He co-authored, with Harvey Wasserman What Happened in Ohio: A documentary record of theft and fraud in the 2004 election (New Press, 2006), and has authored or co-authored 12 other books including six on election integrity, including The Strip & Flip Selection of 2016 with Harvey Wasserman.