In his new book "Will He Go: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020," legal scholar Lawrence Douglas asks whether our system of constitutional and federal law is prepared to deal with a president who blames an electoral defeat on fraud and so refuses to concede. His alarming answer: our system is woefully ill-equipped to deal with such a crisis. Engagingly written for both the general reader as well as the expert, Douglas convincingly shows how an electoral dispute can turn into a constitutional crisis from which there is no clear exit.
Professor Douglas will join #ShutDownDC on July 29th at 7pm for a book talk and forum on how, where and when the 2020 election process could--and likely will--melt down. We hope this forum will be the start of a conversation about how our movements can rise up, defend our communities, and create transformative political change in this moment.