What's Happened to the American Electoral System?

A digest of the problems, suggestions for change

| November 11, 2004

There were long lines coupled with accusations of racial discrimination, partisan corporate involvement accompanied by the requisite media spin. And the voting equipment was faulty -- in all kinds of places in all sorts of ways. No matter whom you voted for, and no matter who really won, there are plenty of reasons to be troubled by this country's unregulated and unhinged electoral process. So we scoured the independent and mainstream press for the biggest complaints and controversies about the 2004 election and created this post-election digest.