Casting a ballot: distrust and security in our voting system

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Guests: Ryan Godrey, Lorraine Minnite, David Wilson

Since candidate Trump did not declare that he would accept the election results when questioned at the third presidential debate, much has been made about the electorates trust in the process of voting.  Between hacking, accuracy, fraud, and a ‘rigged system,’ many citizens, including half of Donald Trump’s voters, do not believe the results will reflect the will of the people.  And Philadelphia in particular has been a flashpoint in this claim, as skeptical members of the GOP often question the fact that Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote in some Philly precincts. Today, we’ll talk with Philadelphia elections official, RYAN GODFREY, about the processes that are in place to prevent voter fraud and about his observations from elections past. Then, are Americans losing faith in our democracy? Marty talks with two political scientists, DAVID WILSON, of the University of Delaware, and LORRAINE MINNITE, from Rutgers University-Camden, about that and the charges of voter fraud and “rigging” in our elections.

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