Electoral Dysfunction

Electoral Dysfunction

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Imagine a country where the right to vote is not guaranteed by the Constitution, where the candidate with the most votes loses, and where paperwork requirements and bureaucratic bungling disenfranchise millions. Youa€™re living in it. If the consequences werena€™t so serious, it would be funny. An eye-opening, fact-filled companion to the forthcoming PBS documentary starring political satirist and commentator Mo Rocca, Electoral Dysfunction illuminates a broad array of issues, including the Founding Fathersa€™ decision to omit the right to vote from the Constitutiona€”and the legal systema€™s patchwork response to this omission; the battle over voter ID, voter impersonation, and voter fraud; the foul-ups that plague Election Day, from ballot design to contested recounts; the role of partisan officials in running elections; and the anti-democratic origins and impact of the Electoral College. The book concludes with a prescription for a healthy voting system by Heather Smith, president of Rock the Vote. Published in the run-up to the 2012 election, Electoral Dysfunction is for readers across the political spectrum who want their votes to count.A Survival Manual for American Voters Victoria Bassetti ... Until the late 1970s it was full of juke joints: New Club Desire, the Star Lite CafAc, Bessiea#39;s Hideaway, Club Delece, and the Blue ... Today, its biggest employer is a Nissan automobile plant, though the hordes of tourists following the Mississippi Blues Trail probably anbsp;...

Title:Electoral Dysfunction
Author:Victoria Bassetti
Publisher:New Press, The - 2012-09-18


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