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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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Classroom Edition Available Online and at NCSS Conference

The Classroom Edition of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION is now available online and on DVD. Attendees at the 2015 NCSS Conference in New Orleans can stop by Booth 739 to pick up a free DVD (while supplies last) and to meet the filmmakers, who will be attending the conference. The Classroom Edition has been officially endorsed by NCSS. Visit to view the video online, to download the accompanying curriculum guide, or to request a DVD by mail.

PolicyLink Equity Summit to Feature Screening of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION

Two screenings of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION will be featured at the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit, taking place in Los Angeles from October 27 to 29, 2015. More than 3,000 activists and policymakers will attend this event, which showcases ways in which local leaders can bring about policy change. Equity Summit 2015 will forge powerful partnerships for building an equitable, prosperous, and just nation. For additional details, visit

Hong Kong University, U.S. Consulate of Hong Kong, and League of Women Voters to Host Screening and Discussion – 10/29/15

The American Studies Program at The University of Hong Kong, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate of Hong Kong and Macau and The League of Women Voters, will host a screening and discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION on Thursday, October 29. Filmmaker Bennett Singer will attend for a Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 pm and will take place in Room MWT4 of the Meng Wah Complex at HKU. No registration is required; for more information, please contact Dr. Tim Gruenewald via email at Additional details can be found here:

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: