Election 2020: Is the Constitution Up to the Task?
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; and Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
Moderated by Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities; Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, Princeton University
In addressing the question of whether or not the Constitution is up to 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?