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January 23, 2020

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Election Reform
How We Vote
Last Featured: 3/10/2008

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In every election year, questions arise about the fairness of the voting process. This edition of Justice Talking will take a detailed look at some of the key issues: from the debate over requiring ID to cast a ballot to the controversy over electronic voting machines. Do these measures improve our election process or just make it more difficult for voters on Election Day? Election reform, this week on Justice Talking.

Voting From Abroad
Eve Troeh reports on the first Global Presidential Democratic Primary for overseas American voters.

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What's New in U.S. Elections
Host Margot Adler speaks with elections expert Doug Chapin on what has changed in the voting process since the disputed 2000 presidential election.

Doug Chapin is the director of the Pew Center on the States’ Electionline.org, and he has worked on both the legal and policy aspects of election issues for nearly 20 years.

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Debate: Should A Photo ID Be Required to Vote?
Host Margot Adler speaks with voting rights advocate Wendy Weiser and Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher on whether the proposed Indiana voter ID law would boost election security or disenfranchise certain groups.

Wendy Weiser directs the Brennan Center for Justice's work on voting rights and elections at the New York University School of Law. She is also an adjunct professor of law at the University.

Thomas Fisher has served as an Indiana deputy attorney general since 2001, and was named Indiana’s first Solicitor General in 2005.

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Voting By Mail
Barbara Bernstein reports on the Oregon primary where everyone casts their votes by mail.

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Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Electronic Voting
Host Margot Adler speaks with professor Thad Hall about electronic voting machines.

Thad Hall is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Utah and is the co-author of Electronic Elections: The Perils and Promises of Digital Democracy.

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The Intricacies of Polling
Host Margot Adler discusses election polls with pollster Susan Pinkus.

Susan Pinkus is the director of the Los Angeles Times Poll.

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Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
Real ID Act
United States Constitution 12th Amendment
U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 1
Federal Election Commission
Election Assistance Commission
League of Women Voters
National Conference of State Legislatures State-by-State ID Requirements
Black Box Voting
U.S. State Dept - Voter Fraud Website
Point, Click and Vote: The Future of Internet Voting
by R. Michael Alvarez and Thad E. Hall
Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy
by John Fund
The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty
by Thomas E. Patterson
Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot
by Paul S. Herrnson, Richard G. Niemi, Michael J. Hanmer, and Benjamin B. Bederson
Political Speech in the Race for President
Presidential Primaries
Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?