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StraightTalk Series: Voting in America – The Dark Arts of Politics: When Politicians Choose the Voters

September 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Voting in America

Presented in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and South Carolina ETV

Session 2 | September 8

The Dark Arts of Politics: When Politicians Choose the Voters

Gerrymandering, voter and election fraud, voter suppression, and voting rights are inevitably partisan topics. In general, the party in power wants to stay in power, and politicians are not always ethical in how they seek to achieve this goal. Moreover, 2020 is not only a presidential election year but also a census year, the outcome of which will determine people’s representation in Congress for the next decade. As we approach the upcoming election and think about future elections, what is fair in regards to redistricting, making voting accessible, and rooting out election fraud?

Moderated by Don Gonyea (bio), NPR national political correspondent with a ground-level view of American elections

Allison Riggs (bio), interim director of Southern Coalition for Social Justice and chief counsel, voting rights program

S.C. Representative Gary Clary (bio) (R-Pickens)

S.C. Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter (bio) (D-Orangeburg)

Reps. Clary and Cobb-Hunter both support establishing an independent redistricting commission in South Carolina.

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September 8, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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