Casting Your Vote In 2012

Casting Your Vote In 2012

Diane and her guests provide an overview of the ways we are casting votes in 2012. They discuss potential disputes, provisional ballots and Hurricane Sandy's effect on the election.

Polls show this could be one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history. With the country so closely divided, the process of voting has come under increased scrutiny. Lawyers on both sides of the political divide are poised to respond immediately if a court challenge is needed. Hurricane Sandy has inserted additional uncertainty into the process. Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute,Richard Hasen of the University of California, Irvine,and Michael McDonald of George Mason University join Diane to discuss the latest early voting statistics, the potential for voter fraud and possible instances of voter suppression.

Guests

Norman Ornstein

resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of "It's Even Worse Than It Looks."

Richard Hasen

professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, and author of "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown."

Michael McDonald

associate professor at George Mason University and non-resident senior fellow at Brookings Institution.

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