It is an understatement to say that this election will be like no other in modern history.
Consider these factors: The expected surge in mail-in ballots which some states are ill-equipped to efficiently handle, Postal Service delivery delays, the suggested problems of people voting twice, calls for citizens to monitor in-person voting that some feel is really about intimidation, delays in declaring a winner due to the surge in mail-in ballots, claims about fraud and threats of law suits, all the talk and insinuation that could cause people to not trust the election process and thus choose not to vote.
Please join us on Wednesday, October 21, less than two weeks before the election, to share your thoughts on these and other related issues:
- Does the public feel this will be a fair election, with all ballots counted? What are the implications?
- Should responsible leaders being speaking out between now and the election to encourage voting and to call on others to refrain from undermining voter confidence in the election?
- Is the integrity of our democratic right to vote to select our political leaders being undermined? If so, will there be lasting repercussions?
- What should each state be doing to ensure secure and accurate voting, with results available within days, not weeks, after the election? And what, if anything, should states be doing to give the public confidence that their votes will be accurately counted?
- Is Donald Trump actually doing the nation a service by shedding light on the growing trend in mail-in voting and the associated problems: (1) opportunities for fraud, (2) weak systems in place in some states to accurately process and count mail-in ballots, (3) delays in counting ballots due to weak internal systems, the timing of when ballots begin to be processed and counted, and inadequate staffing?
- With the numerous ways the process of declaring a winner could conceivably play out, should a bipartisan commission be set up to modernize and streamline the process for future elections?
Participants must register by October 20th to receive details on joining the discussion.