Take It From a Poll Worker, the System Isn’t Rigged

The People Who Staff Voting Precincts Put Aside Their Opinions So That You Can Express Yours

Recently, Donald Trump issued a typically bombastic call for supporters to go to polling stations and watch for voter fraud, strongly suggesting that the only way he would lose the presidential election would be through Election Day “cheating.” Compared to his other highly publicized campaign trail comments—about women, immigrants, Muslims, and Hillary Clinton—this sentiment appeared relatively unremarkable. Observing polling places is already a pretty common practice.

Though seemingly innocuous, in many ways this suggestion is one of Trump’s most dangerous because its intent is not to preserve the …

Five Ways To Keep Your Vote From Being Wasted

Don’t Be Among Those Perfectly Intelligent People Who Make Surprising Technical Errors

Several years ago, the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California assembled researchers from different departments to look into the business of voting in depth. After four years of work, …