The Social Sciences Research Council recently announced the formation of the National Commission on Elections and Voting to investigate electoral process controversies from the 2004 election. The announcement was made a few days before the election in response to widespread but anecdotal reports of election abnormalities.
The Commission’s membership includes “18 of America’s most distinguished historians, sociologists, political scientists and legal experts,” according to the press release announcing the formation of the group.
The Commission is expected to release an initial report of its findings in early 2005. Let’s hope these respected scholars can cast some light on the conflicting reports about the discrepencies in the 2004 exit polls vs. the official tallies.