Why isn’t real election reform a priority for either party?

From AMERICAblog: Bush Stole 2000 Election, 2004 Election and They’ll Do It Again

Paul Krugman talks about the obvious: that Bush lost Florida and lost the 2000 election, the Republicans suppressed the Democratic vote in Ohio in 2004 and given the chance they’ll steal it again in 2006 and 2008. What’s truly shocking is that real election reform isn’t a priority FOR EITHER PARTY.

[…snippage…go read the original… it’s good!]

Why is no one from either party pushing for very reasonable, common sense reforms like these and numerous others that have been bandied about in the press? Why don’t voters care?

The link above to the piece of Krugman’s is What They Did Last Fall (today’s/Aug 19th), which is worth reading:

By running for the U.S. Senate, Katherine Harris, Florida’s former secretary of state, has stirred up some ugly memories. And that’s a good thing, because those memories remain relevant. There was at least as much electoral malfeasance in 2004 as there was in 2000, even if it didn’t change the outcome. And the next election may be worse.

Optimist. We KNOW the next election will be worse. The only question is whether we’ll let them get away with it next time.

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