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Free and Fair with Franita and Foley podcast logoFranita Tolson and Ned Foley

In February 2020, Election scholars Edward Foley (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law) and Franita Tolson (USC Gould School of Law) launched their podcast, Free and Fair with Franita and Foley, where they break down complex legal issues for listeners who care about democracy and the elections.

October 19,2020 | Franita and Ned on the National Constitution Center’s America’s Town Hall: America’s Contentious Presidential Elections: A History
October 12, 2020 | Free and Fair with Franita and Foley Live: The Contested Election of 1876  (This episode occurred live in partnership with the National Constitution Center)
October 1, 2020 | RBG and our uncertain future
September 2, 2020 | Will Americans accept the election’s outcome?
August 11, 2020 | Can Trump legally limit mail-in voting?
July 27, 2020 | What Would John Lewis Think?
June 25, 2020 | Is this the new normal?
June 5, 2020 | Is voting enough?
May 22, 2020 | Does faithfulness to the Constitution require faithless electors?
May 13, 2020 | Flattening the absentee ballot curve, and other solutions to prevent an election…
April 23, 2020 | Is there room for third parties? Justin Amash and why he matters
April 9, 2020 | What Happened in Wisconsin?
March 31, 2020 | Voting in the time of the virus: Part 2
March 18, 2020 | Voting in the time of the virus: Part 1
February 25, 2020 | Russia, Bloomberg and Voter Choice
February 14, 2020 | Primaries 101
February 3, 2020 | Are our elections free and fair?

Recent Interviews with Election Law at Ohio State Faculty Experts

Ned Foley on the Possibility of a 2020 Election Stalemate
Edward Foley on Politics Inside Out with Chris Frates on SiriusXM | October 2, 2020

Election 2020: When Are Results Official and What Happens if Results Are Disputed
Edward Foley and Steve Huefner on The American Law Institute’s ‘Reasonably Speaking’ podcast | September 2020

Beware the ‘Blue Shift’
Edward Foley on CNN’s Smerconish | August 15, 2020

WGN Radio 720 Legal Face-Off
Edward Foley on WGN Radio 720’s Legal Face-Off podcast | August 10, 2020 (interview begins at 9:30 in the recording)

Faithless Electors: SCOTUS Decisions and Implications for November
Edward Foley and Steve Huefner on The American Law Institute’s ‘Reasonably Speaking’ podcast | July 2020

Absentee Balloting: Preparing for the November Election
Edward Foley and Steve Huefner on The American Law Institute’s ‘Reasonably Speaking’ podcast | June 2020

Voting, Coronavirus, and the Constitution
Edward Foley on the National Constitution Center’s ‘We The People’ podcast with Jeffrey Rosen | May 28, 2020

The Electoral College: It’s History and Challenges Today
Edward Foley on a John F. Kennedy Library Forum | May 27, 2020

What If the 2020 Election Results are Disputed?
Edward Foley on The Open Mind podcast hosted by Alexander Heffner | May 6, 2020

Ensuring Mail-In Ballot Integrity
Edward Foley on Politics Inside Out with Chris Frates on SiriusXM | April 24, 2020
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How to Fix Presidential Elections in 2020 and Beyond
Edward Foley on a National Constitution Center’s Town Hall | April 23, 2020

Voting During a Pandemic
Edward Foley on The Lawyer 2 Lawyer podcast on Legal Talk Network | April 17, 2020

Can Vote-By-Mail Work?
Edward Foley on The Politics of Truth podcast | April 17, 2020

How To Conduct Elections In The Middle Of A Pandemic
Edward Foley on Diane Rehm’s ‘On My Mind’ podcast | March 31, 2020

U.S. elections are being tested like never before. What comes next?
Edward Foley on the Washington Post’s politics podcast: “Can He Do That?” | March 19, 2020