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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victoria Bassetti Narrator: Marguerite Gavin, Lloyd James Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781452680484
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In this eye-opening, fact-filled companion to the PBS documentary of the same name, Victoria Bassetti discusses the many issues surrounding voting in the United States. 

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 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 Constitution and 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 antidemocratic 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 2012 election, Electoral Dysfunction is for listeners across the political spectrum who want their votes to count.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Jackson | 2/12/2013

    " Good not great. Not exactly unbiased but not obnoxiously slanted. Good primer on the basics of voting for those a little rusty on 8th grade civics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 2/1/2013

    " Everyone should read this book and also see the DVD of the same name with Mo Rocca featured on PBS. Very good read and good view. "

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About the Author

Victoria Bassetti has worked with legislative and judicial bodies of the United States government, including serving as chief counsel/staff director to a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She has been active in numerous political campaigns and participates regularly in election day voter-protection efforts. She is the author of Electoral Dysfunction, a companion to the PBS documentary of the same name.

About the Narrators

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.