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Spencer Overton speaks about democracy and elections

Spencer Overton
1/14/2009 —

Voters don't choose politicians--politicians choose voters by manipulating election rules. At least that's the opinion of a leading election-law scholar Spencer Overton who will be speaking at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

A lawyer and law professor at George Washington University Law School, Overton is a noted expert on campaign finance and voting rights law and the author ofStealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression. In this timely presentation, Overton articulates new ideas for enriching American democracy and examines the question, "What can we do to restore power to the people?"

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture Series. For more information on this event, contact John Gallagher at 610-396-6076.


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