An electoral safari through the American wild

This morning, foreign election administrators embarked on one great American tradition - the road trip - to observe and study another: democracy. Reports Dan Zak: "As U.S. voters scamper to their polling places to plot the nation on its next four-year course, 15 buses carrying 400 election administrators from 60 countries toured the D.C. area on an electoral safari — to watch the world’s most self-aggrandizing democracy practice its own beautiful, messed-up version of it."

Read on to learn along with these ballot box tourists just how complicated our electoral process can be.

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