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US Electoral Reform: The Obvious Obligation


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Holmes, WN 2001 , 'US Electoral Reform: The Obvious Obligation' , Computer, vol. 34, no. 2 , 128, 126-127 , doi: 10.1109/MC.2001.10021.

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This essay, provoked by the fiasco of the US presidential election of 2000 November, discusses election administration and reform. The real cause of the fiasco is examined (human, not technical) and improved procedures are recommended for running democratic elections.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: democracy, elections, voting procedures, electoral administration
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
DOI / ID Number: 10.1109/MC.2001.10021
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