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Is the Fox Guarding the Henhouse?
WASHINGTON - October 31 - In part three of 'Is the fox guarding the henhouse?' series on voting in the US, the Real News explores the voting legislation that disenfranchises millions of American citizens.
Spencer Overton of the George Washington University Law School discusses with the Real News two 'big picture reforms' the US should make to its electoral system. The first is to safeguard the voting system from manipulation by politicians. This involves establishing an independent voting commission to monitor voting procedures.
The second is to open access to more voters. Increasing voter access can include allowing for election-day registration and the restoration of voting rights to former offenders. As Overton notes, Armenia is the only other democracy that rescinds voting rights to offenders, whether they have served their time or not.
Part one of this series can be seen at: http://therealnews.com/t/
Part two of this series can be seen at: http://therealnews.com/t/
Watch the full story of part three on The Real News Network: http://therealnews.com/t/