About this product Synopsis 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 political satirist and commentator Mo Rocca, Electoral Dysfunction illuminates a broad array of issues, including the Founding Fathers decision to omit the right to vote from the Constitutionand the legal system s patchwork response to this omission; the battle over voter ID, voter impersonation, and voter fraud; the foul-ups that plague Election Day, from ballot design to contested recounts; the role of partisan officials in running elections; and the anti-democratic origins and impact of the Electoral College.
The book concludes with a prescription for a healthy voting system by Heather Smith, president of Rock the Vote. Published in the run-up to the election, Electoral Dysfunction is for readers across the political spectrum who want their votes to count. Reviews "Crisply written, irreverent yet engaged. A lively, witty survey of the numerous ailments that afflict the American electoral system.
What's standing in the way? Electoral Dysfunction begins the national conversation we need to have. A well-organized, important tool that will remain useful beyond the present electoral cycle. Show More Show Less. Any Condition Any Condition.
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The film increased my awareness of the current state of our system and also increased my passion to change it to make things fairer. I also liked that the film brings up both sides of political issues. The producers of Electoral Dysfunction are excited to announce that the Classroom Edition is a finalist in two award competitions:.
The REVERE Awards , now in its 50th year, which identify and honor high-quality resources that educate learners of all ages, in all media and in all educational environments. The CINE Awards , which since have honored and championed creators of exceptional media content. Here are comments from one of the CINE judges:. What are the strengths of this production?
Where do I begin? Fantastic delivery of a very dry topic.
Yet the information is so necessary to our young voters. This is a prime example of how through humor, graphics, intelligent writing, and great narration, you can educate all of us, not just children. Outstanding film! Electoral Dysfunction is now available at no charge for use in middle school and high school classes.
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