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The United States of America Still Doesn't Know How to Vote

02/14/2012 - You want an argument against American exceptionalism? Take a look at how the nation votes. According to a new report by the Pew Center for The States, the U.S. voting system remains “plagued with errors and inefficiencies that waste taxpayer dollars, undermine voter confidence, and fuel partisan disputes over the integrity of our elections.”

What are the problems? Consider these bullet points from Pew: –Approximately 24 million—one of every eight—active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.

–More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as active voters.

–Approximately 2.75 million people have active registrations in more than one state.

–Researchers estimate at least 51 million eligible U.S. citizens are unregistered, or more than 24 percent of the eligible population.

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