James Gardner on Fraud and Error in Voting: Is Democracy in Danger?
By University at Buffalo Law School
James A. Gardner, vice dean for academic affairs at the UB Law School,
looked at the American election system days before what many experts
call one of the most important elections in recent history during a
public discussion held Oct. 30.
Gardner, who has been quoted
extensively by national and regional media, will share his experience
and research on voter fraud and crucial voting procedures. Do we still
have the ability to run a fair, democratic election? Did we ever?
Gardner has warned against political propaganda exaggerating voter
fraud, he also has said election law and procedure still merit close
scrutiny. A recent Supreme Court decision upholding voter ID
requirements in Indiana provides legal support for the aggressive use
of anti-fraud measures, even though voter fraud was "essentially a
"This raises the specter, as it did
during the last election cycle," Gardner says, "of Republicans invoking
anti-fraud measures improperly to suppress legitimate voting, often by
the elderly, blacks, the poor and other groups that might have a
tendency to lean Democratic."Our guest today is Professor James
Gardner. Professor Gardner is the Joseph W. Belluck and Laura L. Aswad
Professor of Civil Justice, and Director of the Law School's Edwin F.
Jaeckle Center for State and Local Democracy (http://www.law.buffalo.edu/research/centers/govlaw/). This was a public event, held in the Conference Center, 509 O'Brian Hall in UB's Law School.
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