In this fall’s Presidential election, every citizen who is eighteen or older—except, in some states, prisoners and felons—will be eligible to vote. Somewhat more than half of us will turn up. We won’t be clobbered, stabbed, or shot. We will not have to bring our own ballots. We will insist that how we vote be secret. The founders didn’t plan for this. No one planned for it. There is no plan. It’s patches all the way down.Fascinating.
27 October 2008
Labels: public interest
Via Content Love, I learn of Jill Lepore writing in the New Yorker describes the history of voting proceedures.