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COSSPP in the News: Lonna Atkeson in the Los Angeles Times

Published: June 22, 2022

Lonna Atkeson, Ph.D., spoke with the Los Angeles Times about false voter fraud claims and the implications for the future of our democracy for their article “Essential Politics: New Mexico shows Trump’s false voter fraud conspiracy is not going away.”

Dr. Atkeson, the Director of the LeRoy Collins Institute and the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar, discussed how such claims break institutional trust and said, “It only takes a few people in positions of power or authority to potentially wreak havoc on the process.”