Electoral administration at the 2016 US Presidential election

Electoral administration was a dominant theme in the 2016 US Presidential election campaign.  According to the eventual winner, President-elect Donald Trump, the contest would be rigged against him. After the election a New York Times Editorial pointed towards other problems.....queues at polling stations, however.  This could amount to 'poll taxes by another name'.  I say more…Read more Electoral administration at the 2016 US Presidential election

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The US election won’t be rigged – but the system has to be fixed

There are commonly warnings about electoral irregularities in advance of US Presidential elections.  In 2016, however, these warnings are starker than ever before.  I wrote this for The Conversation about whether the decentralised nature of US elections helps or hinders the possibility of things going wrong: Donald Trump’s claims that the US presidential election will…Read more The US election won’t be rigged – but the system has to be fixed