With the 2020 election now less than one month away, the Boston University Law Review is pleased to present this symposium on Richard L. Hasen’s recent book Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy.
The eight contributors to this symposium surely have their disagreements including on fundamental questions about the likelihood of an election meltdown this November and about the most troubling drivers of a meltdown, or a broader democratic breakdown, in the short term and long term. But they all agree on at least one thing: they, like us, share a commitment to America’s experiment with democracy as a project that is both worth cherishing and defending and that we have to work at together. American democracy won’t magically maintain itself. We thank them for that commitment and their contributions to that shared project in this symposium and the rest of their scholarship.