11/3/08: The Past and Future of Voting
By Doug Fabrizio
Salt Lake City, UT – Whatever you think about today's voting system - it has come a long way since the earliest days of American democracy. It was 1634 when Massachusetts abandoned a show of hands and elected its governor "by papers," and it was 1859 before any officials actually provided ballots to the voters. Electing our leaders has been an evolving process, and Monday, Doug is joined by Harvard historian Jill Lepore and University of Utah political scientist Thad Hall for a look at the past and future of voting.
- Read Jill Lepore's Rock, Paper, Scissors: How We Used to Vote in the October 13 issue of The New Yorker
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