Princeton: “Election 2020: Is the Constitution Up to the Task?”

James Madison Program: “Election 2020: Is the Constitution Up to the Task?


On October 29, 2020, the James Madison Program at Princeton University, will be holding a virtual panel with Akhil Reed Amar, Brandice Canes-Wrone, and Bradley A. Smith on constitutional law in regards to the upcoming 2020 election. JMC faculty partner Allen Guelzo will be moderating.

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?

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:30 PM, EDT
A virtual lecture through Zoom

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The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics at Princeton University is dedicated to exploring enduring questions of American constitutional law and Western political thought. The Program is also devoted to examining the application of basic legal and ethical principles to contemporary problems.

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