Election 2020: What Keeps You Up at Night?


Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


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This event concluded on September 15, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

What are the greatest threats to a successful U.S. election in November? Join the Ash Center in discussion with three leading U.S. election practitioners - one litigator, one election official, and one national grassroots organizing leader – as we ask each of them a series of questions about their greatest fears around the voting process, their work to achieve a fully inclusive and well-administered election, and their ideas for the future of U.S. democracy. Panelists include:

  • Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Judd Choate, Director of Elections, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
  • Karen Hobert Flynn, National President, Common Cause
  • Miles Rapoport (Moderator), Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, Ash Center

This event forms part of the “Justice, Democracy, and the 2020 Elections” series hosted by the democracy program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The series discusses major developments around the election as they unfold, focusing on the democratic process itself, through the lens of conversations with leading practitioners in the field.

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