Fri October 12, 2012
Soon millions of Americans will go to the polls to vote for a new president. The journey to a polling booth in our country is complex. In fact, America shares a distinction with only a handful of nations like Iran and Lybia in that our constitution does not explicitly include the right to vote. And that's just one of the astonishing facts in Victoria Bassetti's new book, Electoral Dysfunction. You'll learn how our country has 13,000 different voting districts, each with its own policies and we rank near the bottom in number of registered voters. Bassetti wrote the book with NPR humorist Mo Rocca who also stars in a documentary about this topic. Bassetti and Rocca join us for the hour.