Are America's Elections Free and Fair?

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In America, the right to vote is supposedly sacred, but conflicting laws and shady practices cast doubt on the fairness and accuracy of many elections. Electronic voting machines are the latest cause for concern about technological snafus, ill-trained poll workers, and opportunities for partisan manipulation. Using computer software, Texas Republicans and California Democrats have drawn district boundaries that virtually guarantee who wins and who loses. After the vote-count debacle in Florida, which decided the year 2000 presidential election, Congress passed HAVA, the Help America Vote Act. What's happened to election reform?

Credits

Guests:
Robert Pastor - American University, Deb Markowitz - Vermont Secretary of State, Avi Rubin - Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University - @avirubin, Kevin Kennedy - Executive Director of the Wisconsin State Elections Board

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner