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November 2, 2020
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Nov. 2, 2020, 4:00pm, PST

Theodore Porter (UCLA), "Democracy Counts: Sacred and Debased numbers"

Commentary by Amir Alexander (UCLA)


The Trump Administration's systematic rejection of accurate numbers in such domains as public health and the census is of a piece with Trump's denial of the possibility of fair elections. Taken seriously, it comes down to a rejection of democratic government. This colloquium is oriented around Porter's blog, "Democracy Counts," which has been made available with this announcement, and which you are encouraged to read. Amir Alexander will provide a commentary, to be followed by a wide-ranging discussion on numbers and politics.    


This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy 

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Protesters shout outside the Miami-Dade County election office Nov. 22, 2000. (Colin Braley/Reuters)