Episode 20: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Contested Elections
In this Episode, broadcast journalist Ron Bryant discusses disputed elections with Christie Weininger and Dr. Dustin McLochlin. Christie is the Executive Director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and Dustin is a historian and curator at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Together, they lend their expertise on arguably the most contested presidential election in American history, the Hayes v. Tilden election of 1876.
Perfecting Democracy explores the topic of civic and electoral participation using history and jurisprudence to illuminate contemporary issues. This series offers a humanities perspective on electoral engagement in Ohio and America’s multivocal democracy. In each episode, experts from around the state share thought-provoking insights on how best to understand our democracy and why it matters. This program was funded by the 'Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation' initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.