InfluenceWatch Podcast #192: Election Integrity Begins with Local Politics

In this episode: Sarah Lee interviews CRC Research Director Michael Watson on how local politics and the involvement of union organizers and activists at that level have played a role in some of the concerns about the representativeness of elections that are plaguing modern American politics. Mike watches the role union organizers and activists play in local and off-cycle elections, and he’s written an as-yet-unpublished op-ed explaining how those entities’ involvement in local politics can be extrapolated out to explain some of the election integrity concerns at the state and federal level and the broader, and frankly radical, culture shifts Americans are experiencing today.

Listen to “Episode 192: Election Integrity Begins With Local Politics” on Spreaker.

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    Sarah Lee

    Sarah Lee was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., but found herself drawn to Washington, DC, the birthplace of her mother, after completing a master’s degree in public administration from…
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    Michael Watson

    Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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