Electoral Dysfunction

Electoral Dysfunction

Long lines, technical glitches and confusion over new voting rules marred Tuesday's presidential election. We look at the factors behind our flawed election process, and what's being done to address problems.

Long lines, technical glitches and confusion over new voting rules marred Tuesday's presidential election at many polling places. Partisans on both sides cried foul. International poll monitors, invited by the debacle in Florida in 2000, were turned away in several states. We look at the factors behind our flawed election process, and what's being done to address problems.

Guests

Barbara Arnwine

Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

David Becker

Director, Election Initiatives for the Pew Center on the States

Thomas Rymer

Spokesperson, Long Term Election Observation Mission with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

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