Elections are the heart of our democracy. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 made an historic contribution, but one law is not enough. The American people are losing confidence in the system, and they want electoral reform. We have forged a comprehensive package of reforms that represent the best path toward modernizing our electoral system, and we hope that the President, the Congress, and the states will consider them seriously.Read the full text of the report [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Carter-Baker election commission report [CFER]
Building Confidence in US Elections, Commission on Federal Election Reform, September 19, 2005 [final report of the 21-member bipartisan panel chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, making 87 recommendations for changes to the federal electoral process to ensure fairness and accuracy]. Excerpt from an accompanying press release, quoting Carter:
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