Victoria Bassetti's Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters PDF
By Victoria Bassetti
Think a rustic the place the appropriate to vote isn't really assured by way of the structure, the place the candidate with the main votes loses, and the place forms necessities and bureaucratic bungling disenfranchise thousands. You’re dwelling in it. If the results weren’t so severe, it'd be funny.
An eye-opening, fact-filled significant other to the drawing close PBS documentary starring political satirist and commentator Mo Rocca, Electoral Dysfunction illuminates a extensive array of concerns, together with the Founding Fathers’ determination to forget the ideal to vote from the Constitution and the felony system’s patchwork reaction to this omission; the conflict over voter identification, voter impersonation, and voter fraud; the foul-ups that plague Election Day, from poll layout to contested recounts; the position of partisan officers in working elections; and the anti-democratic origins and impression of the Electoral collage. The booklet concludes with a prescription for a fit vote casting method through Heather Smith, president of Rock the Vote.
Published within the run-up to the 2012 election, Electoral Dysfunction is for readers around the political spectrum who wish their votes to count.
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