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Elections: How The Romans Did It

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Elections: How The Romans Did It

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Elections: How The Romans Did It

Elections: How The Romans Did It

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There was a day when counting ballots by hand meant sorting through shards of broken pot, taking care not to break them into even smaller bits. Elaine Fantham, Weekend Edition's classics commentator, tells guest host Lynn Neary about those days and the finer points of voting, Roman style.