The rise of electronic voting, the red shift and the question of election democracy
March 19 G. Panel Session 3—Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Lori Minnite—Barnard College
Mark Crispin Miller—New York University
Robert J. Fitrakis—Columbus State Community College

Panel Abstract:
Panelists will discuss election fraud and media spin. Data will be presented on the growing trends of private hardware and software vendors controlling the election process and how this violates fundamental principles of transparency and democracy. The use of the term "conspiracy theory" will be discussed specifically looking at how the term is used to stifle legitimate factual inquiry into investigative news stories. The creation of the "myth of voter fraud" will be discussed and how that narrative functions to allow the disenfranchisement of people of color and low income voters.

Pace University
March 18-20
The Left Forum