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    Reporting of Election Night Results

    Haley Sweetland Edwards reported by telephone about the history of reporting election results, the logistics involved, and how the media has gotten better at calling election results over…

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    Newsmakers with Denise Merrill and Thomas Hicks

    Thomas Hicks, chair of the Election Assistance Commission, and Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill, president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, talked about…

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    Electoral Reform

    Krist Novoselic talked about the role of his organization, FairVote, which advocates for a variety of electoral reforms. He responded to telephone calls and social media, with the telephone…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a range of issues, including he nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, monitoring the 2016 presidential election, and…

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    Government Election Funding

    Panelists talked about the impact of public or government financing of political campaigns. They focused on Professor Michael Miller’s book, Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and…

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    Election Reform

    Panelists discussed election reform and how they would go about changing the system. A primary topic of consideration was the constitutionality of state voter ID laws which require a person…

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    Redistricting and Voting Rights

    A bipartisan panel of legal experts talked about redistricting efforts and clashes in Texas, Georgia, California, and elsewhere. In addition, they debated the constitutionality of Section…

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    Tom Reilly on Cybersecurity in Elections

    Tom Reilly spoke about cyber security challenges and ways to prevent voter fraud.

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    Wendy Weiser on New State Laws Regulating Voting

    Wendy Weiser, the Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, talked about new state laws that could make it more difficult to vote. Topics included what types of…

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    Former Representative Tom Davis on Campaign Finance and the 2012 Elections

    Former Representative Tom Davis talked about campaign finance and partisanship in Washington. Topics included the 2012 Elections, congressional gridlock, and gerrymandered congressional…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the necessity of tougher voting laws in various states. James Hohmann talked by telephone about Sarah Palin’s One Nation bus tour which began at the…

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    This Is Not Florida

    Jay Weiner recalls the 2008 election for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat between Democrat Al Franken and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and the subsequent eight-month ballot recount. Mr.…

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    Fraud of the Century

    Roy Morris, Jr. discussed his book Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876, published by Simon and Schuster. In 1876, New York Democrat…

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    Voting Rights--and Wrongs

    Abigail Thernstrom talked about the book she co-authored, Voting Rights--and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections, published by AEI Press. She argued that the 1965 Voting…

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    Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections

    Andrew Gumbel talked about his book Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America, published by Nation Books. Andrew Gumbel covered the 2000 election as…

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    Focus Group with Obama Voters

    Peter Hart conducted a focus group discussion which focused on a number of topics including expectations of the incoming Obama administration, the economy, foreign policy challenges and…

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    International Observers of the U.S. Elections

    Representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, held a press conference at the National Press Club to report on their observations of…

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    Reporting Election Results

    State election officials and others spoke about election procedures and vote-counting methods. The forum was intended to provide background for and local election officials on reporting…

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    Stealing Elections

    John Fund talked about the flaws in the the U.S. voting system that increase the potential for voter fraud and the efforts made by actors in exploiting these flaws. He spoke on the role of…

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    Election Procedures and Voter Turnout

    Mr. Scherer spoke about voter turnout among early voters and expected levels of turnout for election day, as well as potential procedural problems at polling stations and in tallying the…

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