Election Reform Looks Like a Shoo-In

Each side gets something dear: The GOP gains antifraud provisions, and Democrats expect higher counts in minority districts

Election reform, long ago given up for dead, could well become the first major legislation approved by Congress in 2002. For most of 2001, it was caught up in partisan recriminations over dangling chads and bipartisan allegations of vote fraud. But the issue seems to have been resurrected by something all too rare in Washington: a compromise that makes both sides feel like they've won.

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