Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters

Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters

Electoral Dysfunction A Survival Manual for American Voters 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 disenfranchis

  • Title: Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters
  • Author: Victoria Bassetti
  • ISBN: 9781595588128
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 You re living in it If the consequences weren t so serious, it would be funny.An eye opening, fact filled companion to the forthcoming PBS documentary starring poImagine 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 You re living in it If the consequences weren 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 Fathers decision to omit the right to vote from the Constitution and the legal system 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.

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    Good not great. Not exactly unbiased but not obnoxiously slanted. Good primer on the basics of voting for those a little rusty on 8th grade civics.

    I read some of it and came to conclusion that when someone says bipartisan or nonpartisan, they mean to the left. Victoria writes well, but if you pay attention to a more detailed explanation on the voter id, she takes sides and states an opinion that it would be discouraging the voters more aka voter suppression, basically saying proving that you are eligible to vote is discouraging to the voters according to her. She says that having to use Voter ID, which by the way is a regular ID that you n [...]

    Victoria Bassetti uses humor and wit to take an irreverent (and nonpartisan) look at voting in America prior to concluding with a prescription for a healthy voting system. This is a companion book to a recent PBS documentary (aired Oct - Nov, 2012 in most major TV markets) of the same title. The documentary and the book provides a number of interesting facts about the unique method of voting for the U.S. President. While the Electoral College has been in place since the founding of our Country, [...]

    What an interesting and eye opening book on our election process. How on earth we can pose ourselves, as Americans, as being the world's democracy when our election process looks like this, I just do not know. A must read for everyone, and then more so, we really need to look at grassroots efforts to resolve these issues.

    A must-read, especially for young adults. The system has been corrupt for years, but it has also come a long way. Knowing this information would really help inform general public on how to ensure that they get registered properly, and how important that one vote really is.

    Everyone should read this book and also see the DVD of the same name with Mo Rocca featured on PBS. Very good read and good view.

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