The Coming Ballot Meltdown

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Thought the Help America Vote Act (prompted by the realization that the U.S. electoral machinery was barely up to banana republic standards) solved our balloting problems? Oh, please. Andrew Gumbel–a veteran reporter not given to alarmism–raises the curtain on…”The Coming Ballot Meltdown” in The Nation. Read it and weep.

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