Richard Hasen: "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown"

Richard Hasen: "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown"

Since the 2000 presidential election, the U.S. has witnessed a partisan war over election rules. Litigation has skyrocketed, and each election cycle brings out accusations by political partisans of voter fraud and voter suppression. Diane and her guest discuss why he thinks future election disputes will be worse than previous ones and amplified by social media.

Since the 2000 election, the U.S has witnessed a partisan war over voting rules. Election lawsuits have more than doubled. Every day we hear about challenges to voter ID and early voting laws. Campaigns deploy “armies of lawyers” and social media provokes partisan dissent when elections are expected to be close. And that’s not to mention actual defects in the voting process. Even after major reforms over the past decade, our elections are still plagued with problems. Lists of eligible voters are inaccurate, procedures vary from county to county and election officials are often called partisan. Diane and author Richard Hasen discuss fixing the way we run our elections.

Guests

Richard Hasen

Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine School of Law

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Excerpted from "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown" by Richard Hasen. Copyright 2012 by Richard Hasen. Reprinted here by permission of Yale University Press. All rights reserved.

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