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Professor Steven Huefner authors op-ed for The Fulcrum

October 9, 2020 | Media News

A deputy director of the Election Law Program at Ohio State, Professor Steven Huefner recently authored an op-ed in The Fulcrum titled, “DOJ policy reversal more likely to disrupt election than build confidence.”

“We can hope Justice Department attorneys around the country will choose not to use their new authority to conduct pre-election investigations. Launching this kind of investigation would be akin to the deployment of federal authorities we saw this summer in response to scattered urban protests: an uninvited federal incursion on a state that doesn’t need that assistance, which in fact exacerbates the problem,” he wrote. “In the same way, the DOJ policy reversal may create the very problem — a disruption of the election — it wants to prevent.”