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Op-Ed: Undecided Is Overrated

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Op-Ed: Undecided Is Overrated

Election 2008: Voting Groups

Op-Ed: Undecided Is Overrated

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Ezra Klein, associate editor of the American Prospect, argues that U.S. electoral coverage focuses too much on undecided voters. He says most of these voters have already made up their minds.

"It's a bit odd that we give the Undecided Voter such a privileged place in American elections," Klein writes. "Because from a civic standpoint, few creatures are as contemptible."

Klein's article, 'Undecided Voters?' appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday.