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Election 2020: Is the Constitution Up to the Task?

October 29, 2020 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · via Zoom

James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions

In addressing the question of whether of not the Constitution is up for the task, the panelists will explore the following:

What are the constitutional results of neither presidential candidate receiving a majority of the Electoral College votes? What will be the status of the election if various indirect forms of voting cannot be counted speedily, or cannot be counted at all before January 20, 2021? What is the significance of the Transition Integrity Project?
Will parts of the country refuse to accept either a Biden election or a Trump re-election?


Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University

Brandice Canes-Wrone, Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs and Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School


Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Humanities Council; Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, Princeton University

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