American Elections: The Challenge of Dark Money and Voting Machines

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 07:30 PM

The integrity of our American electoral process is being challenged from both outside and inside the voting machine.   When large sums of dark money are funneled into state or local elections by special interests having an immediate economic stake in the outcome, the impact on state legislation and regulations can be even more influential than at the federal level.  At the same time, because the majority of voting machines in use today are perilously outdated, their potential security and reliability flaws create significant risk of machine failures or loss of data.  The speakers will discuss these two distinct challenges and recommend reforms to improve the fairness and security of our elections.

keith.png Douglas Keith is an attorney and the Katz Fellow in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. He has co-authored the Brennan Center report Secret Spending in the States and a related piece in The Atlantic titled How Semi-Secret Spending Took Over Politics. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he worked on voting rights litigation as a Ford Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow at Advancement Project.
famighetti.jpg Christopher Famighetti is a Voting Rights Researcher at the Brennan Center working on impact of laws and policies on access to the polls. Chris is co-author of the Brennan Center report America’s Voting Machines at Risk.  He also contributes research on campaign fundraising and spending for the Center’s Money in Politics program. 

Above programs at Drew University, Rose Memorial Library Lecture Hall, Madison, NJ 07940. Doors open at 7pm. Q&A Included

FREE/Open to All. $10.00 tax deductible donation very appreciated.  For more information, see flyer

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Building 16 on Campus Map.  From Route 124 (Madison Avenue) turn onto Lancaster Rd. and drive to parking lot on right.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 07:30 PM

The program speakers will analyze the 2016 election results and what it means for the future whomever is elected. Hear from the pollsters.

Above programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Wilson Auditorium, University Plaza Drive, Hackensack. Doors open at 7pm.

FREE/Open to All. $10.00 tax deductible donation very appreciated.


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