Democratic Dysfunction

November 10, 2004 | | San Francisco Bay Guardian |
Thousands of voters were disenfranchised by technical problems and official incompetence.
 
"The media called this a 'smooth transition' and a 'mandate' and moved on," said Timothy Rusch, a spokesperson for Demos, a nonprofit, nonpartisan election reform group. "But there were hundreds of thousands of system failures. Those failures show there's more need for reform."