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Wed 15

May 15 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm CDT

How To Steal A Presidential Election w/ Lawrence Lessig

Fix Democracy First

Location: Online

SPECIAL EVENT: How To Steal A Presidential Election with Lawrence Lessig

Fix Democracy First is hosting a special Democracy Happy Hour event with Lawrence Lessig to discuss his latest book, How To Steal A Presidential Election, on Wednesday, May 15th @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.

Lawrence Lessig is an American legal scholar and political activist. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is the founder of Creative Commons and Equal Citizens.

His his most recent book, How To Steal A Presidential Election, he and co-author Matthew Seligman, both distinguished experts on election law, take an alarming look at how the American presidency could be stolen—by entirely legal means.

Even in the fast and loose world of the Trump White House, the idea that a couple thousand disorganized protestors storming the U.S. Capitol might actually prevent a presidential succession was farfetched. Yet perfectly legal ways of overturning election results actually do exist, and they would allow a political party to install its own candidate in place of the true winner.

Lawrence Lessig and Matthew Seligman work through every option available for subverting a presumptively legitimate result—from vice-presidential intervention to election decertification and beyond. While many strategies would never pass constitutional muster, Lessig and Seligman explain how some might. They expose correctable weaknesses in the system, including one that could be corrected only by the Supreme Court.

Any strategy aimed at hacking a presidential election is a threat to democracy. This book is a clarion call to shore up the insecure system for electing the president before American democracy is forever compromised.

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