Fox Searchlight has picked up How to Rig an Election, Billy Ray's fact-based project which he wrote and will direct that centers on a GOP operative's rise and fall through dirty campaign tricks. The story is based on a memoir by Allen Raymond.

According to Variety, How to Rig an Election traces GOP operative Allen Raymond's downfall following a campaign to jam phone lines at Democratic Party headquarters in an effort to swing a 2002 Senate election in New Hampshire.

Searchlight is eyeing a 2009 production start.