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Electoral Dysfunction, a feature-length documentary shot in HD, uses humor and wit to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America.

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For starters, where is the Electoral College—and does it have a winning football team? Why does America have 13,000 voting districts, each with its own set of rules? And why are residents of our nation’s capital denied full voting rights?

Electoral Dysfunction, a feature-length documentary created by a team of award-winning filmmakers, uses humor and wit to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. Following a dual premiere at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the program was broadcast nationally on PBS in the Fall of 2012. It can be viewed on iTunes, Hulu, Google Play and Amazon Prime. It is also available on DVD for home, educational and institutional use.

Hosted by political humorist Mo Rocca — a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR's hit quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — the film opens as Mo makes an eye-opening discovery: The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote.
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ACLU of Colorado to Host Screening and Discussion — 5/5/2015

In 1965, after the dramatic marches in Selma led to passage of the Voting Rights Act, many concluded that the roadblocks restricting millions of Americans from casting ballots had been permanently removed. Fifty years later, however, the battle over voting rights has been reignited.

On May 5, 2015 — Denver’s Election Day — the ACLU of Colorado will screen Electoral Dysfunction, a nationally acclaimed documentary in which political humorist Mo Rocca takes a road trip to discover how voting works – and doesn’t work – in America.

This event is open to the public and will be held at the Sie FilmCenter at 7:30 pm. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers David Deschamps and Bennett Singer, who directed the film with Leslie D. Farrell; they will be joined by several local voting experts.  Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at the following link; the ticket price includes a $5 credit for food or drink:


Center for Legal Inclusiveness to Feature “Electoral Dysfunction” at Annual Diversity Summit

As part of its 9th Annual Legal Inclusiveness and Diversity Summit, Denver’s Center for Legal Inclusiveness will feature a screening and discussion of Electoral Dysfunction. The session, entitled “Voting Rights: The Battle Continues,” will take place on Monday, May 4, and is open to registered attendees of this conference. To learn more or to register for the Summit, go to the following link:

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) to Host Screening and Workshop at National Conference in Boston — 11/22 and 11/23/14

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) will host a screening and discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION as part of its 2014 national conference in Boston. The screening will take place on Saturday, November 22, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from 3:35 pm to 5:30 pm. Following the screening, a panel of educators, political insiders and voting experts will join the filmmakers for a discussion of the documentary, the issues it addresses, and its use as a classroom resource. On Sunday, November 23, the film team and a panel of educators will present a two-hour workshop entitled “Electoral Dysfunction as a Catalyst for Civic Learning.” This session will take place from 8 to 10 am. Visit for more details on both sessions and on the conference.

NYU To Host Screening and Discussion on 11/3/14

Join political humorist Mo Rocca and filmmakers Bennett Singer and David Deschamps for a screening and discussion of “Electoral Dysfunction” on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway, NYC). The screening starts at 6 pm and is free and open to the public. Additional details are here:

ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION Wins ABA Silver Gavel Award and Other Honors

ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION has won the American Bar Association’s 2013 Silver Gavel Award for Television. Launched in 1958, this annual competition honors outstanding media projects that foster public understanding of the law and legal process. This year’s four Silver Gavel Awards will be presented at a ceremony at The National Press Club in Washington, DC on July 23, 2013. The ceremony is free and open to the public; if you’d like to attend, or to learn more about the Silver Gavel Awards, click here. 

The producers of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION are also pleased to announce that the film has won a Silver Telly Award in the Politics/Commentary category of the 34th Annual Telly Awards; of the more than 13,000 entries, only 7 percent receive this top honor. In addition, Mo Rocca received a Special Achievement Award from the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival Television Competition for his role as Host of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION. We are deeply honored by this recognition!