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Ensuring Electoral Integrity

America is facing a crisis of confidence in its electoral process. In the November presidential election, hundreds of millions of voters will cast their ballot—but increasingly, these voters do not trust their votes will be counted correctly. This growing distrust could have devastating consequences for America’s stability, and may precipitate post-election violence more familiar to countries in the developing world than American city streets.Both of us have worked to promote electoral integrity worldwide, serving as election observers in Angola, South Africa, Ukraine, Tajikistan, and elsewhere. These experiences showed us that in countries that lack strong democratic traditions, transparency is often …read more

Source:: The American Interest



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