Join us in a conversation with Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 12 PM (ET)
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Evidence continues to build that the 2020 national election was rife with abuses, unconstitutional rules changes, counting discrepancies, unprecedented mail-in balloting, and inexplicable anomalies.
Just before the election, the American people were deluged with phony poll numbers, the Russian collusion hoax, and Big Tech’s and major media’s suppression of major stories such as Hunter Biden’s China, Russia, and Ukraine dealings revealed on his recovered laptop. Just as troubling, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg injected $400 million in “Zuck Bucks” to supposedly “help” with COVID-related election logistics in heavily Democratic areas. In effect, elections offices became part of the Democrats’ get out the vote drive.
Balloting irregularities have been documented in many of the battleground states that were narrowly won by Joe Biden, and Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie “2000 Mules” shows how massive numbers of ballots – enough to swing the election – were collected and dropped at numerous unmonitored dropboxes.
Conservatives are winning the war over issues, but will that be enough to offset what the Left is planning to do to undermine election integrity and secure their continued power in November? What if there is another COVID-19 pandemic in the fall that could be used to loosen election laws as happened in 2020?
Hans von Spakovsky is the author of “Our Broken Elections: How the Left Changed the Way You Vote” (Encounter Books, Nov. 2021).
Mr. von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law, and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.
As manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative, Mr. von Spakovsky also studies and writes about campaign finance restrictions, voter fraud and voter ID, enforcement of federal voting rights laws, administration of elections, and voting equipment standards.
Heritage’s election reform project examines not only how to protect the integrity of campaigns and elections but to achieve greater fairness and security. “In an era of razor-thin election margins, these issues are vital to the preservation of our republican form of government and the rule of law,” Hans says.
Previously, as manager of the think tank’s Civil Justice Reform Initiative, Mr. von Spakovsky studied how plaintiffs’ attorneys and activists attempt to manipulate the courts for their own ends—at the expense of the public.
He is the co-author with John Fund of the book “Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk” (Encounter Books, 2012), and “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department” (HarperCollins/Broadside June 2014).
President Donald Trump appointed Mr. von Spakovsky to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in 2017.
Before joining Heritage in 2008, Hans served two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission, the authority charged with enforcing campaign finance laws for congressional and presidential elections, including public funding.
Previously, Mr. von Spakovsky worked at the Justice Department as counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights, providing expertise in enforcing the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act of 2002.
A former litigator, in-house counsel and senior corporate officer in the insurance industry, Hans worked on tort reform and civil justice issues there for more than a decade.
He has served on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and on the Fulton County (Ga.) Board of Registrations and Elections. He is a former vice chairman of the Fairfax County (Va.) Electoral Board and a former member of the Virginia Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He currently serves on the Board of the Public Interest Legal Foundation.
His analysis and commentary have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Hill, and USA Today, as well as such outlets as National Review Online and Fox News. His series for PJ Media, “Every Single One,” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He appears regularly on Fox News Channel and on other national and regional TV and radio news outlets.
He has testified before state and congressional committees and made presentations to, among other organizations, the National Association of Secretaries of State, the Federalist Society, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the American Legislative Exchange Council. He also has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law.
A 1984 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, Mr. von Spakovsky received a bachelor’s degree in 1981 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently resides in Vienna, Va.
Please join us for this informative, stimulating discussion.