Will the Media Care About Election Integrity?

Steven Rosenfeld asks whether this will be the election that convinces voters to insist on laws that preserve the integrity of elections -- and, by extension, of democracy.

Or will the people and organizations who raise the problems ... be dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” by the mainstream media?

Accompanying his essay is a list of problems with the 2006 election (including intimidation and other voter suppression tactics, all targeted at likely Democratic voters, as well as voting machine issues) compiled by People for the American Way.

John Nichols writes about candidates who "will form the frontline in a national push for clean and fair elections." Go vote for one of them, if you can.

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    Having just voted (none / 0) (#1)
    by swingvote on Tue Nov 07, 2006 at 10:58:30 AM EST
    I would have to say that one thing that really worries me is that we are now voting out of suitcases.

    I guess that makes the inevitable loss of voting machines and their turning up when and where the votes are needed to close a tight race much easier, but it does nothing at all for my confidence in the system when I could easily pick up two voting booths and walk away with them.

    Where's Zorro when we need him?

    KC (none / 0) (#2)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Tue Nov 07, 2006 at 11:31:12 AM EST

    Don't forget the bogus voter registrations by ACORN in Kansas City.