Electoral Dysfunction Summary




The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote. Mo Rocco sets out to learn why the Founding Fathers deliberately omitted the right to vote from the Constitution-and to understand the consequences of this decision. His quest leads him to Indiana, which has some of the strictest voting laws in the country. He meets two impassioned local activists-Republican Dee Dee Benkie of Versailles and Democrat Mike Marshall of North Vernon-who take him inside their efforts to turn out every vote. Dee Dee, a member of the Republican National Committee who worked in Karl Rove's office at the White House, has met her match in Mike, a veteran political consultant and former State Representative. Things heat up when the Republicans file a lawsuit challenging thousands of Democratic absentee ballots.