Election Administration Reform and the New Institutionalism

09 Oct 2010 06:07pm Richard L. Hasen 

One of the hallmarks of a mature democracy is professionalized, centralized, and nonpartisan election administration. It is hardly news that the United States does not fit this model, and that since the 2000 election meltdown culminating with the Supreme Court‘s decision in Bush v. Gore, the country has faced biennial anxiety over whether the next meltdown is imminent. A decade after the Florida debacle, election law scholars and others are still grappling with how to fix an obviously broken system.

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