09/20/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Election Law 101: Primary Colors and Hanging Chads in '08 and Beyond

So what's going to go wrong at the ballot box this year? What ever happened to those good ol' punch cards and Diebold electronic voting machines? Will any system work right? And will we get any real solutions when we have partisan election officials?

Rich Hasen, professor of law at Loyola Law School and author of the Election Law Blog stops by to talk the primary system and the presidential election: what's going to go wrong in 2008, what people might do to change the primaries for 2012, and what issues there are with the public financing system. Ted, Teresa and I also tackle the other pressing issues of the day: Who's the Obama VP selection and is there anything more exciting we can talk about? What on earth happened at Saddleback anyway and will it affect the general election? Is the only real winner here Rick Warren?

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