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Another Way, by Lawrence Lessig
48 minutes | 9 days ago
Drawing Inspiration From Alaska
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41 minutes | 19 days ago
Emergency Episode: Insurrection, Georgia, and the Future of US Democracy
Lessig's Medium post on Hawley: https://lessig.medium.com/senator-josh-hawleys-outrage-741732e8821 Become a Patreon subscriber: https://www.patreon.com/EqualCitizens
43 minutes | a month ago
The Second Annual Democracy Awards
On this episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen present the awards for best and worst actors in our democracy. Some award winners will surprise you — and others not so much....
51 minutes | a month ago
What Do We Make of 2020?
On this episode, Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen discuss their takeaways from 2020. They reflect on how well our democracy withstood COVID-19 and unprecedented attacks by Donald Trump. The two also highlight the importance of the upcoming runoff senate elections in Georgia.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: Election Follow-Up
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67 minutes | 3 months ago
Live Election (and Beyond!) Special
In our election day special, we bring you a recording of our live conversation from October 30. We talked about the worries of this election day, but we also looked beyond the election to discuss the policy options on the table if Biden wins. While we await the results, we end our election day blitz of episodes on an optimistic note!
86 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: Jumping The Shark
In this last pre-election episode in our mini-series, we bat around a few outrageous scenarios. Will votes be tossed out en masse? Can the House just refuse to count any votes at all? Find out!
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: The VP's Role (Part 9)
In this last regular episode of our mini-series about the road to selecting a president, we are joined by David Fontana of GW Law to talk about the Vice President. What role does the Constitution give the Vice President in counting electoral votes? And can this be manipulated?
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: Contingent Elections (Part 8)
In today's episode of the mini-series, we discuss the House contingent election. It hasn't happened since 1824, but could it this year? What could trigger it? And what would happen if the House has to choose the President?
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: The Death of a Candidate (Part 7)
For more on this topic, see the op-ed by Larry and Jason here
36 minutes | 3 months ago
BONUS: National Popular Vote On The Ballot, with Dr. John Koza
In this bonus episode, Jason speaks with National Popular Vote founder Dr. John Koza. They discuss the problems with the electoral college, how it can be reformed with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and the importance of Tuesday's referendum on the issue in Colorado.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: The Electoral Count Act (Part 6)
In this episode, we speak with Professor Stephen Siegel, a Professor of Law at DePaul University, about the Electoral Count Act, which sets the rules for Congress when it counts electoral votes. We explain what happens if there is just one slate and how Congress might resolve a controversy if there are competing slates of electors from one state.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: The Presidential Electors (Part 5)
In this episode in our presidential election miniseries, we talk about the vote of the electoral college. Who are the electors, how do they cast their votes, and what could possibly go wrong?
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect A President: Can A State Legislature Overrule The Voters? (Part 4)
Matthew Seligman wrote about this recently at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/the-good-but-also-ominous-news-from-the-supreme-court-about-voting-in-pennsylvania.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect The President: What Happens If It's Close In A State? (Part 3)
In this episode of our mini-series on presidential elections, we take a look at three examples of how states handled recounts in close elections. Are we in for a redo of Florida in 2000—or does Hawaii in 1960 provide a better example? A companion series of blog posts related to this episode can be found at http://takecareblog.com
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect The President: A Red Mirage? (Part 2)
In the next episode in our presidential election miniseries, we discuss election night itself. Will there be some states where early returns favor Trump even if Biden might win when all the votes are counted? If so, what can we do to mitigate any misunderstanding or misinformation from the media or the candidates?
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Another Way To Elect The President: Part 1 (Intro)
In this episode, Larry Lessig introduces a mini-series that will appear in this feed between now and election day: Another Way To Elect The President. This intro provides some historical and legal background for what could be a presidential election unlike any other. Stay tuned for additional episodes.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Candidate Jake Auchincloss on Reforming Our Elections
This week, Larry speaks with Jake Auchincloss—candidate for Massachusetts’ 4th congressional district—about his victory in a heated primary, the need to reform how we elect candidates, and an in-depth discussion of some of the more obscure, but innovative proposals for campaign finance reform.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Jon Ossoff's Fight for Georgia and Democracy
In this episode, Larry Lessig speaks with US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff about his campaign to represent Georgia, how his career as a journalist investigating corruption led him to run for office, his commitment to small-dollar public financing, and proposals to fix our broken democracy.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Jason and Adam on Youth Voting Rights, and More
Equal Citizens' Jason Harrow and Adam Eichen discuss a case Jason's working on about age description in voting. They also talk about legal challenges to voting in general, with only about six weeks to go before the general election.
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