The Right-Wing Side of Voting Wars

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Latinx Research Center
2457 Channing Way
Berkeley CA 94704

crws [at] berkeley.edu

Over the past few years, the Voting Wars in the United States have escalated to outright election subversion.  Among emerging threats include the Independent State Legislature Doctrine, espoused by several members of the Supreme Court, and the increasingly prominent narrative of election fraud. What is at stake? How did we get here? Who is defending these practices?  To help answer these questions, this talk will examine the prior and ongoing litigation against voter suppression laws following the invalidation of the pre-clearance regime of the Voting Rights Act and against gerrymandered maps following the previous and the latest redistricting cycle.

Attendance restrictions: Masks are required for all in-person events.

Emily Rong Zhang, JD, is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Stanford University.  She graduated from Stanford Law School in 2016 and worked as a Skadden Fellow for the ACLU Voting Rights Project litigating cases challenging gerrymandered maps and voter suppression laws and advocating for voting-friendly reforms.