Hammer Forum

Counting Votes and Making Votes Count

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Since the 2000 election in Florida, we have grown increasingly insecure about the integrity of our voting systems. Electronic ballots have added to fears that election results can be manipulated. The latest information on the status of voter reform is discussed in advance of the November Presidential election by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, a pioneer in open government reform and personal privacy rights, who is responsible for overseeing state and federal elections to ensure the integrity of voting machines. She is joined by professor Richard Hasen, one of the leading experts on voting systems, election law, and campaign finance regulation, and co-editor of the Election Law Journal.


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This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.