Electoral Dysfunction

2012     (1 x 91/ 52 mins)     Color: HD     English

Written/ Produced/ Directed by

David Dechamps
Leslie D. Farrell
Bennett Singer


Mo Rocca

Major funding was provided by The Ford Foundation, The Hagedorn Fund, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Lynne Tennenbaum, The Agnes Varis Trust, and individual donors.

Electoral Dysfunction follows political humorist Mo Rocca, after discovering that the right to vote is missing from the Constitution, Mo sets out on the road to see how voting works—and doesn’t work—in America. He heads to Indiana, home to some of the strictest election laws in the country, and meets one Republican and one Democrat who take him inside their efforts to get every vote. As he progresses on his journey, Mo searches for the Electoral College; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; investigates the heated battle over voter ID and voter fraud; and explores the case of a former felon who was sentences to ten years in prison—for the crime of voting.

Eye-opening, irreverent and nonpartisan, Electoral Dysfunction is for Americans across the political spectrum who want their votes to count.