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Will Obama “Fix That”?

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

President Obama said something in his election night speech that had election reform advocates like me overjoyed. The president, apparently off the cuff as HuffPost’s Dan Froomkin reported, called for election reform.

As he spoke in Chicago, he thanked everyone who cast a ballot “whether you voted for the first time, or waited in line for a very long time” — then he quickly added, in an evident ad lib, “by the way we have to fix that.”

After another election with anemic turnout — only 60% of eligible Americans showed up at the polls, far behind most countries — and reports of long lines, malfunctioning machines and voter intimidation at the polls, President Obama’s remarks were music to election reformers’ ears. But as much as I hope the president will follow through on his off handed but crucially important remark — I’m not so sure, and I have a personal reason to feel this way.

Read the rest of this post at The Huffington Post.

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