Panel 4: Opportunities for Bipartisan Democracy Reform

February 12, 2014

After long lines marred the 2012 election, President Barack Obama appointed the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration to improve the voting experience of all Americans. Co-chaired by the top lawyers for the Obama and Romney campaigns, the panel reached broad agreement on reforms to modernize registration, shorten lines, and expand early voting. On an issue as highly fraught as voting, we will hear from these top election experts how they achieved strong bipartisan consensus. Can we take lessons from their success and apply them to other challenges? Recorded at the Brennan Center conference Democratic Dysfunction: Exploring Solutions.

 

Moderator:

Wendy R. Weiser, Democracy Program Director, Brennan Center for Justice

 

Panelists:

Robert Bauer, Partner, Perkins Cole, Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Senior Lecturer, NYU School of Law, Former White House Counsel

Benjamin Ginsberg, Partner, Patton Boggs LLP, National Counsel, Romney for

President, 2008 and 2012