Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 7:00 PM
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
In this hard-hitting critique of the American voting process, one of the nation's leading legal scholars provides an indispensable analysis of key threats to the integrity of the 2020 presidential election.
This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat by pre-ordering a copy of "Election Meltdown" from A Cappella.
If you are unable to attend the event, you may pre-order a signed copy of the book for in-store pickup or delivery below:
About the Book
As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections. In this timely and accessible book, Richard L. Hasen uses riveting stories illustrating four factors increasing the mistrust. Voter suppression has escalated as a Republican tool aimed to depress turnout of likely Democratic voters, fueling suspicion. Pockets of incompetence in election administration, often in large cities controlled by Democrats, have created an opening to claims of unfairness. Old-fashioned and new-fangled dirty tricks, including foreign and domestic misinformation campaigns via social media, threaten electoral integrity. Inflammatory rhetoric about “stolen” elections supercharges distrust among hardcore partisans.
Taking into account how each of these threats has manifested in recent years—most notably in the 2016 and 2018 elections—in "Election Meltdown," Hasen offers concrete steps that need to be taken to restore trust in American elections before the democratic process is completely undermined.
About the Author
Richard L. Hasen is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. In 2013 he was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, and his previous books include "Voting Wars," "Plutocrats United," and "The Justice of Contradictions." He lives in Studio City, CA.