Voting Reform Far From Complete

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NPR's Scott Simon talks to Robert Pastor, director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management, about the progress made around the country since the 2000 presidential election in how ballots are cast. Pastor says that despite some modest improvements, the U.S. still has thousands of individual voting precincts nationwide, each with its own ballot designs and methods for registering and counting votes. Pastor says the U.S. urgently needs the kind of centralized and standardized system that most other democracies have.



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