As one of the most divisive presidential campaigns draws to a close, it is increasingly clear that this unique race is challenging far more than our understanding of conventional campaign strategies and traditional party loyalties. With threats of state sponsored cyber-hacks, allegations of rigging, and the perceived vulnerability of networked-based voting systems, significant doubts are being raised concerning the American electoral process itself. In combination, this could pose a significant threat to the legitimacy and foundation of American democracy.
Caplin & Drysdale’s Trevor Potter, and a former Chairman of the FEC, was part of a panel to discuss how American election results are verified and to understand, before the election, what does and does not threaten the electoral process. Please visit this link to view the panel discussion.
Mr. Potter was joined by:
John P. Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
Edgardo Cortés, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Elections
Susannah Goodman, Director of Voting Integrity, Common Cause
Moderated by: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
The panel was hosted by the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, in cooperation with the Election Verification Network.