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Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Imagine a country where the right to vote is not guaranteed by the Constitution, where the candidate with the most votes loses, and where paperwork requirements and bureaucratic bungling disenfranchise millions. You’re living in it. If the consequences weren’t so serious, it would be funny.

An eye-opening, fact-filled companion to the forthcoming PBS documentary starring po
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by The New Press (first published August 21st 2012)
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Kelly Jackson
Jan 02, 2013 Kelly Jackson rated it liked it
Good not great. Not exactly unbiased but not obnoxiously slanted. Good primer on the basics of voting for those a little rusty on 8th grade civics.
Dec 14, 2012 Ray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Victoria Bassetti uses humor and wit to take an irreverent (and nonpartisan) look at voting in America prior to concluding with a prescription for a healthy voting system. This is a companion book to a recent PBS documentary (aired Oct - Nov, 2012 in most major TV markets) of the same title. The documentary and the book provides a number of interesting facts about the unique method of voting for the U.S. President. While the Electoral College has been in place since the founding of our Country, ...more
Jake Danishevsky
Mar 26, 2013 Jake Danishevsky rated it it was ok
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I read some of it and came to conclusion that when someone says bipartisan or nonpartisan, they mean to the left. Victoria writes well, but if you pay attention to a more detailed explanation on the voter id, she takes sides and states an opinion that it would be discouraging the voters more aka voter suppression, basically saying proving that you are eligible to vote is discouraging to the voters according to her. She says that having to use Voter ID, which by the way is a regular ID that you n ...more
Beth E
Jan 24, 2016 Beth E rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics, non-fiction
What an interesting and eye opening book on our election process. How on earth we can pose ourselves, as Americans, as being the world's democracy when our election process looks like this, I just do not know. A must read for everyone, and then more so, we really need to look at grassroots efforts to resolve these issues.
Mar 26, 2013 Karla rated it really liked it
Everyone should read this book and also see the DVD of the same name with Mo Rocca featured on PBS. Very good read and good view.
Mar 27, 2013 Irus rated it it was amazing
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