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HANS VON SPAKOVSKY is a Senior Legal Fellow and Manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at The Heritage Foundation. He has been involved in the election process for three decades. He served on a presidential advisory commission on election integrity and is a former Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission. He served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing federal voting rights law and served as a county election official administering elections in both Georgia and Virginia.
Behind the deeply contentious 2020 election stands a real story of a broken election process. Election fraud that alters election outcomes and dilutes legitimate votes occurs all too often, as is the bungling of election bureaucrats. Our election process is full of vulnerabilities that can be – and are –taken advantage of, raising questions about, and damaging public confidence in, the legitimacy of the outcome of elections.
Who’s Counting? will focus attention on many problems of our election system, ranging from voter fraud to a slipshod system of vote counting that noted political scientist Walter Dean Burnham calls “the most careless of the developed world.”