What Next

The Legacy of the Last Florida Recount

How we learned all the wrong lessons from the 2000 election and landed right back in Broward County.

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Rick Hasen, founder of the Election Law Blog, explains how we got here: shrinking away from the hard election reforms, ignoring the easy reforms, and enacting shortsighted remedies. Hasen is a professor at UC–Irvine and a Slate contributor.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson and Jayson De Leon. Engineering by Terence Bernardo.