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Talk of the Hill w/ Bill Press: CBS Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett & Elections Expert David Becker
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
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Veteran journalist Bill Press sits down for an in-depth conversation with Major Garrett, CBS’s Chief Washington correspondent, and David Becker, the nation’s foremost elections expert, to discuss their new book, The Big Truth: Upholding Democracy in the Era of the Big Lie. The Big Truth provides a fact-driven counter to President Trump’s Big Lie about 2020 election fraud, and examines its potentially dire consequences for the 2022 midterm election and beyond. When a seven million vote margin of victory and 306 electoral votes pointed to Joe Biden as the victor in the 2020 Presidential Election, Trump-fueled conspiracy theories – or the Big Lie – exploded.
In The Big Truth, Garrett and Becker completely upend Trump’s Big Lie that has infected the Far Right by revealing concrete evidence proving that 2020 may have been the most secure US election ever. Profiles of and interviews with key swing state election officials — such as Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Thomas Freitag, or Bucks County, Pennsylvania’a election director — show that these guardians of democracy ran fair and accurate elections. The book also features interviews with January 6 Committee members, Representatives Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland).
Garrett and Becker go beyond analyzing the key players in all six swing states, the pre-election litigation that clarified the rules for both parties, and the fully auditable and verifiable ballots used. They lay bare the methods being undertaken right now to undercut faith, belief, and effectiveness of elections. In addition, they identify the places where the most dire actions have been taken since 2020 – where election laws have been changed; or election officials been hounded out of office, retired out of frustration/fatigue, or been replaced by pro-Trump political figures.
This event will be in-person at Hill Center and streamed live on our Facebook page.
For in-person attendance, we require all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.