Federal Legislation

Reform Now for The Future

September 28, 2005

The new Carter-Baker Commission report acknowledges that Americas electoral system is out of control

By ANDREW GUMBEL, Los Angeles City Beat

This is a hell of time to try to start a national conversation on election reform. Whole chunks of the country are disappearing under the strain of severe weather and official incompetence, the federal government is busy bankrupting itself to cover its own rear end, the war in Iraq is as intractable as ever, and the next significant elections are not until the mid-terms in November 2006.

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