Franita and Foley Podcast: “Is This the New Normal?”


Long lines, machine breakdowns, absentee obstacles: As our country grapples with a pandemic, social uprising and divisive politics, voting is more challenging than ever. But what does complacency, voter disenfranchisement and rights infringement say about our election system, and will these issues persist after November? Election scholars Ned Foley (OSU Moritz College of Law) and Franita Tolson (USC Gould School of Law) look to history to consider the future, and debate whether or not the flawed process is capable of reflecting the electorate’s collective will.


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