Challenges to the Vote 2008

In advance of the 2008 general election, Executive Director Michael Waldman puts together the various processes by which voters are still being blocked from the polls, and what we can do about it.

October 20, 2008

In advance of the 2008 general election, the Brennan Center made a presentation on challenges to the vote in 2008 at the National Press Club. Here, we have posted footage of the event in seven parts, question and answer session included. Scroll down or use the links below to jump to the desired video clip.

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Introduction | Challenges to Voting | Solutions
Q&A One | Q&A Two | Q&A Three | Q&A Four


Part One | Introduction

Watch the introduction to the presentation at the National Press Club.


Part Two | Challenges to Voting

Michael Waldman runs through the three major barriers to voting: No-Match, No-Vote; Voter Purges; and Partisan Voter Challenges. He then provides state-specific examples for each instance.


Part Three | Solutions

Having identified the problems, Michael Waldman offers short-term and long-term solutions.


Q&A | Part One

Presentation is opened up to questions for Michael Waldman, Larry Norden, and Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center, and Jonah Goldman of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.


Q&A | Part Two

Second part of the question and answer section.


Q&A | Part Three

Third part of the question and answer section.


Q&A | Part Four

Final part of the question and answer session.


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