Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Why is Florida's voting system so corrupt?

Slate presents an excellent overview of the problems with the Florida voting system. Ann Louise Bardach writes:

In the wake of the most scandalous election in U.S. history, which led to an unprecedented 36-day recount, most Americans believed that state and federal authorities would take steps to ensure that the country would never again go through such an ordeal. But in truth very few changes have been made, and those that have been implemented have raised new concerns. Yet nearly all of Flordia's current troubles share a common denominator—they were decisions made or endorsed by Florida's secretary of state and chief elections officer, Glenda Hood, who was handpicked by Gov. Jeb Bush in November 2002.
Read the entire article, Hoodwinked: Why is Florida's voting system so corrupt? By Ann Louise Bardach, Posted Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at: