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Pre-APSA workshop Protecting Electoral Security and Voting Rights:  The 2016 U.S elections in comparative perspective.

8.30am-7.00pm, Wednesday August 30th, 2017

Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square, 335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA, 94102

using links below You can now download any individual Papers or one integrated large pdf file (19 MB) containing the final program and all papers (26 aug 2017)

8:30 – 9:00 Foyer Arrival, registration, and buffet continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Elizabethan A

Welcome to the Workshop

Pippa Norris (Harvard and Sydney University)

9:15 – 10:45 Elizabethan A

Panel 1: Accuracy and fraud in US elections

Chair: Pippa Norris (University of Sydney and Harvard University)

Discussant: Craig Arceneaux (California Polytechnic State University)

1.2 Pippa Norris (Harvard University/University of Sydney), Holly-Ann Garnett (UBC),  and Max Grömping (University of Sydney)

Rosswell, grassy knolls and voter fraud: Explaining erroneous perceptions of electoral malpractices

1.3 Rick Hasen (University of California)

The 2016 voting wars: From bad to worse

1.4 Charles Stewart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Stephen Ansolabehere (Harvard University), Ken Mayer (University of Wisconsin), Barry Burden (University of Wisconsin)

What the Wisconsin recount taught us

1.5 Robert Fitrakis (Columbus State Community College), Harvey Wasserman (Capital University)

What we learned from the Green Party Wisconsin recount in 2016

10:45 – 11:00 Foyer Coffee/Tea Break


11:00 – 12:30 Elizabethan B

Panel 2: Gerrymandering and standards in US elections

Chair: Jeffrey Karp (Brunel University)

Discussant: Michael Martinez (University of Florida)

2.1 Shawn Donahue (Binghamton University)

Precinct consolidation after Shelby: The discriminatory effect of Louisiana

2.2 Rob Richie (FairVote), Drew Penrose (FairVote)

Restoring American faith in redistricting through multi-member districts

2.3 Daniel Magelby (Binghamton University), Michael McDonald (Binghamton University), Shawn Donahue (Binghamton University), Robin Best (Binghamton University), Jonathan Krasno (Binghamton University)

A comprehensive analysis of congressional gerrymandering in the United States

2.4 David Carroll (The Carter Center), Obehi Okojie (The Carter Center)

Toward a framework for assessing elections: Comparing scores from international and US elections

2.5 Michael Latner (California Polytechnic State University)

What counts as democracy? Assessing differences in electoral integrity measures

 11:00 – 12:30 Elizabethan C

Panel 3: Electoral Integrity in Authoritarian Regimes

Chair: Mark Franklin (Trinity College)

Discussant: Max Grömping (University of Sydney)

3.1 Duzgun Arslantas (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies), Senol Arslantas (Istanbul University)

Institutional changes in a predominant party system: Evidence from Turkey

3.2 Yuko Kasuya (Keio University), Chin-Huat Wong (Penang Institute)

Regime survival and the electoral rule manipulation: Malaysia in comparative perspective

3.3 Cole Harvey (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Public opinion, principal-agent problems and electoral manipulation in Russia: Survey experimental evidence

12:30 – 2:00 Elizabethan D

Buffet lunch and keynote speaker

Q&A interview discussion with Mr. Judd Choate, President of the National Association of State Election Directors, and Director of Elections, Colorado.

2:00 – 3:30 Elizabethan B

Panel 4: Reforms to US elections I

Chair: Jon Krosnick (Stanford University)

Discussant: Barry Burden (University of Wisconsin)

4.2 Jesse Rhodes (University of Massachusetts), Brian Schaffner (University of Massachusetts)

Access to polling locations and voter turnout: Evidence from North Carolina

4.3 Kevin Pallister (Bridgewater College)

Access versus integrity? Pursuing voter inclusion and ballot security in election administration

4.4 Chunying Yue (Peking University), Dapeng Wang (Peking University)

Voting behavior in the age of social media

4.5 Amy Van Buskirk

The how’s and why’s of the election swing in 2016: How Donald Trump won the Presidency

2:00 – 3:30 Elizabethan C

Panel 5: US Elections in comparative perspective

Chair: Michael McDonald (Binghamton)

Discussant: Sarah Cameron (ANU)

5.1 Lulu Friesdat (Documentary Filmmaker) 

A Two-Tier Approach: An Accurate, Secure Transparent, Vote Count Process

5.2 Craig Arceneaux (California Polytechnic State University)

Federalism and electoral integrity in the Americas

5.3 Mark Franklin (Trinity College/EUI)

The effects of electoral integrity on the quality of representation

5.4 Chad Vickery (IFES) and Heather Szilagyi (IFES)

America’s Blind Spot: How Ignoring Electoral Integrity Undermines U.S. Democracy.

3:30 – 4:00 Foyer Coffee/Tea Break

4:00 – 6:00 Elizabethan A

Plenary Roundtable: Reforms to US elections II

Chair: Jorgen Elklit (Aarhus)

Discussant: Jorgen Elklit (Aarhus)

6.1 Jean Schroedel (Claremont Graduate University), Melissa Rogers (Claremont Graduate University), Joseph Dietrich (Claremont Graduate University)

The effect of early voting sites on Native American electoral participation: A natural experiment

6.2 Dari Tran (University of the Pacific), Elizabeth Bergman (California State University)

What’s real: Separating fact from fiction in identifying and resolving the biggest election problems of 2016

6.3 Nandi Vanka (The Carter Center) and Avery Davis-Roberts (The Carter Center), David Carroll (The Carter Center)

The transparency of U.S Elections: Analyzing state laws and regulations for election observers

6.4 Jon Krosnick (Stanford University) and Amanda McLean (Stanford University)

Discrepancies between 2016 pre-election polls and election outcomes: Electoral integrity failure?

6:00 – 7:00 Elizabethan D

Drinks Reception

7.15-9.00 Dinner for invited paper-givers, chairs and discussants at Zingare Restauranti (Northern Italian), 501 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 | 415 885 8850 (5 min walk from the Westin)