September 12, 2016

Integrity or Intimidation?: Voter Challengers and Election Day Observers

Katie O'Connor

American Constitution Society
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Allegra Chapman

Common Cause
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Marcia Johnson-Blanco

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
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Daniel Tokaji

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
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Liz Kennedy

Center for American Progress
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Mark Braden

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-Liz Kennedy, Director of Democracy and Government Reform, Center for American Progress

On Sept. 12, ACS hosted a panel discussion on the issues surrounding voter challengers and Election Day observers. Where is the line between acceptable poll watching and voter intimidation? What are the rights of poll watchers, and do they conflict with the right of voters? What kinds of voter challenges does the law allow, and should it allow more or less? Does the possibility of voter fraud justify the risk of voter intimidation that such challenges create?