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FEFS | Election Subversion: Is American Democracy in Danger? ♥ ✚

Friday, Sep 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UCI Law Fair Elections and Free Speech Center
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FEFS | Election Subversion: Is American Democracy in Danger?

 Friday, September 24 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

 Virtual Event

This half-day virtual conference considers a new danger to American democracy that emerged during the 2020 election season: the risk to the fair counting and certification of votes.

The Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UCI Law brings together leading election officials, scholars of democracy, lawyers, political strategists, and legal scholars to consider both problems and solutions to the risk of election subversion. What risks do those who administer elections and study authoritarianism and democratic backsliding see in the current U.S. political process? What can Congress, states, and courts do to assure that election results reflect the will of the people and that everyone respects fair election results and the rule of law?

Participants include:

Julia Azari, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Political Science, Marquette University (FiveThirtyEight Commentator)

Edward Foley, Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law(Director of Election Law program)

Mara Liasson, Correspondent, NPR

Bob Bauer, Professor of Practice, NYU Law (former White House Counsel and Obama presidential campaign general counsel)

Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice)

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Stanford University, Hoover Institute (author of book, Ill Winds)

Benjamin Ginsberg, Lecturer, Stanford Law School (former Romney presidential general counsel)

Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester (co-founder of Bright Lines Project)

Steven R. Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University (co-author of book, How Democracies Die)

Isabel Longoria, Election Administrator, Harris County, Texas

Sarah Longwell, President, Longwell Partners (Publisher, The Bulwark)

Michael Morley, Associate Professor, FSU College of Law

Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP LDF

Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU Law

Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State, Georgia

View draft agenda (PDF)