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“Crisply written, irreverent yet engaged. . . . A lively, witty survey of the numerous ailments that afflict the American electoral system.”
Alexander Keyssar, Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard, author of The Right to Vote

“People are dying to vote—but not in the U.S. where only five in 10 exercise the privilege in presidential elections. What’s standing in the way? Electoral Dysfunction begins the national conversation we need to have.
Mark McKinnon, co-founder of No Labels

“This is a well-written, enlightening look at how, when it comes to access to the ballot box and other voter rights, the world’s second oldest democracy still has a long way to go.”
Publishers Weekly

"Delightfully provocative. . . . A well-organized, important tool that will remain useful beyond the present electoral cycle."
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About the Author

Victoria Bassetti has worked with legislative and judicial bodies of the U.S. government, including serving as chief counsel/staff director to a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. She has been active in numerous political campaigns and participates regularly in Election Day voter-protection efforts. Electoral Dysfunction is directed by Bennett Singer, Leslie D. Farrell, and David Deschamps, whose credits include multiple Emmy, Peabody, and duPont-Columbia awards.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The New Press (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595588124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595588128
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Wise on October 4, 2012
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Winston Churchill may have been right when he said that "Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time," but what he left out is that democracy can fall short of even that modest standard. Though America imagines itself to be a shining paragon for oppressed peoples everywhere, the reality is that - as Bassetti reveals with wit and concision - our political system today is substantially unfair in both design and practice. An essential read in this pre-election season.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fran L. on October 29, 2012
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This book contains many basic facts about the Constitution and Electoral College that most citizens do not know, and definitely need to know. It has been a great help to me in preparation for a presentation on voting rights. The author also has excellent e-mail updates which are also terrific. This should be required reading for every civics class in our schools, except too many schools no longer have civics classes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elise L. Cagan on November 2, 2012
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A timely (and timeless) documentary worth its length in gold. Seriously, how many times does one get to watch a documentary that is educational, funny, informative, funny, teaches you something without making you feel like an idiot for not knowing the information in the first place, is funny, AND stars Mo Rocca? Don't bother answering, it's a rhetorical question. All I can say is that two generations in my household watched it, two are 14-year-old girls whose initial reaction to suggestions made by their parental unit is "No,", and all were glued to the television laughing and learning at the same time. Who says there are no miracles. Thanks go out to Misters Deschamps and Singer. And here's looking at their present and future ventures
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Horton on October 10, 2012
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This is a lovely, readable, and compelling overview of the challenges facing our democracy. Bassetti describes almost farcical situations, which would be humorous if the stakes weren't so high. I wish I'd read this in my American History class.
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