348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Thursday, August 22 2024.


 On Thursday, August 22, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


With the pivotal November elections just a few short weeks away and the postLabor Day final campaign stretch about to begin, this session will look at the state of the races for the White House and control of the US Senate and House. Mr. Ginsberg, who represented candidates and political parties during his legal career, will discuss how the campaigns are viewing the election. While every election is called “the most important of our lifetimes,” the 2024 election actually might be given the very stark differences between the two parties’ candidates and visions. This session will also explore the mood of the electorate, the key forces shaping the vote and which voters in which states will determine the balance of power and the future direction of the country.

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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