Election Dispute Looms

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photoAmerica is now less than two weeks away from choosing the next U.S. president. But if the 2000 election and its angry fallout are any indication, America will not go to bed on November 2nd knowing who has won the White House.

The unsettling prospect of another deeply disputed election result looms. Armies of Republican and Democratic lawyers are on standby, poised to contest the outcome in critical counties and states across the nation. But can America stand another presidential election that's pushed to the courts?

Hear about the risk of another disputed presidential election result in America, as Election Day 2004 draws near.


Elizabeth Schneider, researcher at

Nate Persily, professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, expert in election law

Elizabeth Garrett, director of the University of Southern California-CatTech Center on Law and Politics

Arthur Applebaum, professor of ethics and public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst

This program aired on October 20, 2004.


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