Threats to the Legitimacy of the 2020 Election

Any number of events can undermine Americans’ confidence in the legitimacy of an election. While targeted interference by malicious actors receives the most attention, there are other events that could undermine legitimacy, including severe weather events and widespread infrastructure failures. When Americans are unable to cast ballots as expected or results are not as clear as anticipated, there will inevitably be complaints about perceived bias in the system that allows partisans to attack the process itself. The Bipartisan Policy Center joins with Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold (D) and Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin (R) for a discussion about the voting process, principles of election legitimacy, and why Americans should have confidence in American elections.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner