348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Wednesday, August 21 2024.


 On Wednesday, August 21, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


More than 30 percent of the country does not believe our election results are reliable. What is the evidence to support the allegations that our elections are rigged and that fraudulent votes decide elections? What are the long-term impacts of that lack of faith on the fundamental institution of elections and the peaceful transfer of power? Drawing on his perspective from four decades representing Republican candidates and political party committees, Mr. Ginsberg will discuss the evidence of fraud in elections and the bipartisan need to restore confidence in election results. He will also explore how the partisan charges of fraud and suppression in voting contribute to the polarized discourse in the country and whether the precepts on which those charges are based are valid, especially in this time when the base voters of both political parties are changing. Lastly, he will suggest specific ways to restore confidence in elections and ways that citizens can become involved in the solution.

Presenter: Ben Ginsberg is a lawyer known for his work representing the Republican Party and its political campaigns, candidates, members of Congress, state legislatures and governors as well as corporations, trade associations and individuals participating in the political process. He served for many years as counsel to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee. In the 2000 and 2004 election cycles, he served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign and had a central role in the Bush v. Gore litigation. In 2013, President Obama chose Ginsberg, a Republican, and Robert Bauer, a Democrat to co-chair the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. He testified at the second public hearing of the January 6 House Select Committee about the failed 2020 election lawsuits. He appears frequently on television commenting on law and politics. Before his retirement in 2020, Ginsberg was a partner at the Jones Day law firm. He is currently the Volker Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and the co-chair of two non-profits working to restore confidence in US elections. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Georgetown University

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