Skip to content
 Events Calendar for Baruch CollegeClick here to Print
Event Details
Notify me if this event changes.Add this event to my personal calendar.Email this event to a friend.
Go Back
Marxe Talks: The Perfect Voting Storm: How COVID-19, Strict ID Requirements, and Partisanship Are Threatening the Right to Vote
Start Date: 7/29/2020Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 7/29/2020End Time: 7:30 PM
Event Description:

Wednesday July 29, 6:00pm (EST)
This event will take place in Zoom

REGISTER HERE

The Perfect Voting Storm:
How COVID-19, Strict ID Requirements,
and Partisanship Are Threatening the Right to Vote


This panel will discuss the impact of the pandemic and other factors on the general elections through the lens of recent research on the emergence of strict documentation requirements for voter registration across many U.S. states. We will explore how various developments are likely to affect turnout and distort outcomes, and what might be done to fix the most broken parts of our voting system as we prepare for the 2020 elections.

Moderator: Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT

Panelists: Nicole Gordon, Distinguished Lecturer and Faculty Director of  Executive Master of Public Administration Program, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College

Sonia Jarvis, Distinguished Lecturer, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College

Don Waisanen
, Associate Professor, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College

Professors Waisanen, Jarvis, and Gordon are the authors of the forthcoming book, “States of Confusion: The Crisis of Voter Identification and What to Do About It,” under contract with New York University Press.


In 2000, this nation experienced the pain and uncertainty caused by a hotly contested presidential election process. In 2020, this threat looms larger than ever given the disparate laws governing voting systems across the U.S. and the compromised infrastructures for casting votes. Over the last decade, many states have enacted and exploited anti-democratic measures that undermine refrains valuing everyone’s “right to vote”. These measures include stringent Voter ID requirements, drastic reductions of polling places, limitations on both early voting and election day voting opportunities, the brazen gerrymandering of congressional districts that the courts have failed to correct, the equivalent of poll taxes for previously incarcerated individuals, and now, the refusal to reconfigure voting processes in light of the devastating COVID-19 crisis. While many citizens were previously unaware of these developments, COVID-19 has highlighted the consequences of racially discriminatory and politicized voting systems so that they are impossible to ignore.

REGISTER HERE

Contact Information:
Email: mspia.events@baruch.cuny.edu
MarxeTalks

Calendar Software powered by Dude Solutions   
Select item(s) to Search


























































































































































Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search