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Class 18. It's the Statehouses, Stupid

State and local elections offer a easy opportunity for foreign actors to influence and undermine the U.S. David Pepper explains the vulnerabilities in state electoral politics and legislatures.
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We had a great discussion with my law school classmate and whiteboard explainer extraordinaire

. David walked us through how statehouses across the country are turning into laboratories of autocracy, and for purposes of the Substack course, why that opens up new vulnerabilities for foreign influence.

Here are a few resources that were referenced during …

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