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Tova Wang on election reform
Politicians and activists were making sweeping accusations about voter fraud during the 2008 election season, warning that thousands of illegitimate registrations had been submitted and that election theft was imminent. Is the registration system vulnerable to fraud? How can it be improved? Tova Wang is a nationally recognized expert on election reform, coauthor of a report on voter fraud commissioned by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and vice president for research at Common Cause, a citizens’ lobbying group. I talked to her about the voter registration controversies of 2008 and proposals for improving the voting process.


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