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Past Event

Electoral Dysfunction

A Reel Progress Screening

7:00 - 9:30 PM EDT

There’s something funny about voting in America. For starters, where is the Electoral College—and does it have a winning football team? Why does America have 13,000 voting districts, each with its own set of rules? And why are residents of our nation’s capital denied full voting rights?

After making the eye-opening discovery that the right to vote is missing from the Constitution, brilliant political humorist Mo Rocca sets out on a road trip to see how voting works—and doesn’t work—in America. Mo investigates the heated battle over Voter ID and voter fraud; searches for the Electoral College; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and explores the case of a former felon who was sentenced to ten years in prison—for the crime of voting.

Electoral Dysfunction, a feature-length documentary created by a team of award-winning filmmakers, uses humor and wit to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. Slated for theatrical release and PBS broadcast in the fall of 2012, the film stars the brilliant political humorist Mo Rocca, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s hit quiz show Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, and a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The Center for American Progress presents a special screening of Electoral Dysfunction, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.

Featured Speakers:
Bennett Singer, Producer/Director/Writer, Electoral Dysfunction
Anne Johnson, Director, Campus Progress
Judith Browne-Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project
Tara McGuinness, Senior VP for Communications, Center for American Progress; Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund