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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) pres.

Election and Voting Security in the United States

Walter R. Mebane, Jr.

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This lecture will include a review of some election security concerns across the United States, discussion of some of the methods used to detect these problems, and an overview of approaches being taken to mitigate them. Events and actions in and near Michigan will highlighted.

Walter R. Mebane, Jr., Professor of Political Science and Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan, is a member of Michigan’s Election Security Task Force. His current research concerns Election Forensics, which develops statistical and computational tools to verify the accuracy of election results. His work includes analyses of U.S. presidential elections and many other elections. He has developed Bayesian models to detect frauds and a Twitter Election Observatory to monitor American elections

This is the second in a six-lecture series. The subject is Voting in America: Perennial Issues, Current Developments. The next lecture will be November 14, 2019. The title is: Why Do We Have the Electoral College? Should We?
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  • $10 for an individual lecture. Payable at the door. Checks preferred. $35 for the entire series of 6 lectures.
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