American Elections: The Challenge of Dark Money and Voting Machines

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The Network for Responsible Public Policy Presents

American Elections: The Challenge of  Dark Money and Voting Machines  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rose Memorial Library Lecture Hall*

Drew University

36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

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 At the same time, because the majority of voting machines in use today are perilously outdated, their potential security and reliability flaws create significant risk of machine failures or loss of data.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.

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.  Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he worked on voting rights litigation as a Ford Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow at Advancement Project and trained poll workers for the New York City Board of Elections.

Christopher Famighetti is a Voting Rights Researcher at the Brennan Center specializing in the 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.

 

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* Building 16 on Campus Map at http://www.drew.edu/map/DrewCampusMap.pdf

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

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