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StraightTalk 2023 | Session II: Free and Fair Elections: Protecting the Cornerstone of Democracy

September 6, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

$10 – $35
Collage of voters, U.S. capitol, little girl waving American flags, police in riot gear, and stop the steal sign.

Is pending legislation in many states making elections more secure and more fair or not? How do we restore public trust in election integrity and outcomes?

Join us for the second of three engaging and enlightening sessions where we examine trends that brought us to this point, the unvarnished truth of the threat to our democracy that occurred on January 6, 2021, what states are currently doing to make elections freer and fairer—or less so—and how we can move toward a healthier, more successful democracy.

Session II Speakers:

Lawrence Norden is the senior director of the Elections and Government Program at the Brennan Center.

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, is a lifelong conservative first elected in 2018 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2022 after withstanding pressure from former President Trump to “find 11,780 votes.”

Danielle Vinson, Ph.D., (moderator) is professor of politics and international affairs at Furman University.

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Learn more about the speakers and schedule here.

Community and OLLI members must register and purchase series or session tickets. Register now by clicking here.

Furman students, faculty, and staff may attend for free.


September 6, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
$10 – $35
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McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, South Carolina 29613
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