“Election Meltdown, Part 2: Paper jams, lost forms, and lost boxes—incompetence and elections.”

You can listen to the second episode of the Election Meltdown podcast (in conjunction with Dahlia Lithwick and Slate Amicus) at this link. (Episode 1 is here.) This episode focuses on issues of election administration in Detroit, speaking to journalist Joel Kurth and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. (Slate Plus members can hear an extended interview with Benson here.)

Episode 2 description:

In the second part of a special five-part series of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by election law professor Rick Hasen to take a close look at what happened with Michigan’s failed recounts in 2016, exploring how small mistakes can cause big problems in elections, and why democratic areas seem much more prone to incompetence in election administration.

Rick Hasen’s new book Election Meltdown forms the basis for this special series of Amicus.

Join Slate for the Election Meltdown live show on Feb. 19 in Washington.

Podcast production by Sara Burningham.

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