The Lawfare Podcast: Jessica Marsden on New Proposals for Protecting Democracy

By Jen Patja Howell
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:22 AM

In a recent white paper, the organization Protect Democracy makes the case that President Trump has used the powers of the presidency, federal resources, and intimidating rhetoric to manipulate election outcomes in the United States. The paper argues that the answer to this behavior is congressional action and offers recommendations for legislation on six issues ranging from preventing voter intimidation to requiring campaigns to disclose offers of financial assistance. Jessica Marsden, counsel for Protect Democracy, sat down to discuss it all with Benjamin Wittes.

Read Erica Newland's description of Protect Democracy's white paper here on Lawfare.

Disclosure: Protect Democracy has represented Lawfare editors Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith, Scott Anderson and Susan Hennessey on a number of separate matters.