The Democracy Index: Why Our Election System Is Failing and How to Fix It

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INTRODUCTION: WHY WE NEED A DEMOCRACY INDEX

1. Abby Goodenough, “In Florida, Echoes of 2000 as Vote Questions Emerge,” New York Times, November 10, 2006.

2. Building Confidence in U.S. Elections: Report of the Federal Commission on Election Reform, September 2005, available at http://american.edu/ia/cfer/.

3. Thad Hall et al., “Are Americans Confident Their Ballots Are Counted?” 3, unpublished draft, 2007.

4. Electionline, Briefing: The 2006Election, 7 (2006), http://www .pewcenteronthestates.org/report_detail.aspx?id=32758.

5. Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman, and Edward W. Felten, “Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine,” September 2006, http://itpolicy.princeton.edu/voting/summary.html.

6. Fred Hessler and Matt Smith, City and County of Denver 2006Election Technical and Operational Assessment, December 8, 2006, 5, http://www .votetrustusa.org/pdfs/Colorado_Folder/Denver_Report.pdf.

7. Hessler and Smith, Denver 2006Election Technical and Operational Assessment.

8. M. R. Kropko, “Election Staff Convicted in Recount Rig,” washington.com, January 24, 2005.

9. “Ohio's Largest County Finishes Tabulating Votes Five Days after Primary,” CantonRep.com, May 8, 2006; Dan Tokaji, “Cuyahoga County's Election Woes,” Equal Vote Blog, May 9, 2006.

10. Press release, “Brunner Calls for Clean Slate in Cuyahoga County,” http://www.sos.state.oh.us/.

11. Clive Thompson, “Can You Count on These Machines?” New York Times Magazine, January 6, 2008.

12. Joe Guillen, “20 Percent of Election Printouts Were Unreadable,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 28, 2007; see also Thompson, “Can You Count on These Machines?”

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