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Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Roundup: Last week in election reform

It was a busy week for us behind the scenes at Why Tuesday?, and in the world of election reform. What is election reform exactly? And who is the guy in the photo? Get the answers, and much more election reform news, by clicking below. Photo by Cheryl Senter for the New York Times.


Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

“You want your candidates to get elected”

That quote appeared in yesterday’s New York Times and comes from the Democratic secretary of state of Maine, where election officials are appointed by the State Legislature, not elected alongside other statewide officeholders.

The Times continues its focus on election reform this week, with a front page story about new efforts to limit corruption and partisanship in election administration. Discussion of how an election could be “stolen” by election officials or voting machine companies in the United States is by some immediately filed in the same category as UFO sightings. But reporter Ian Urbina explains why and how it’s possible and how talk of how to prevent election administration corruption – or even the appearance of conflict – is now becoming more mainstream.

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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