America's Voting System

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photoAfter the Florida fiasco during the 2000 U.S. presidential elections, Americans of all political affiliations seemed determined to take steps to make the system clean and accountable. In 2002, the Help America Vote Act was passed to provide a legal framework to that hope.

The question now, in 2004, is whether enormous sums of money spent in that effort have paid off. Though the dust has settled from the 2004 election, the Internet is abuzz with charges of voting irregularities in Ohio and Florida.

Hear about the real and present health of America's voting system.


Farhad Manjoo, writer for

Heather Gerken, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and a specialist on voter rights and election law

Thom Hartmann, reporter, nationally syndicated radio show host and author of "What Would Jefferson Do?"

Steve Ansolabehere, Political Science Professor at MIT and co-director of the Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project.

This program aired on November 11, 2004.


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