Episode 24,

Voter Fraud

Ron Hayduk, Linda Chavez & Julia Azari


A presidential commission looks into charges that millions voted illegally last November.

 As congress and a special counsel investigate allegations of Russian meddling and collusion by the Trump campaign, a presidential commission looks into charges that millions voted illegally last November.  In a “Voter Fraud” edition of Truth Politics and Power, Host Neal Conan learns that non citizens were allowed to vote in 40 states- conversations on why, how that changed, and what happens if we find proof that the 2016 election was a fraud: do we get a do-over?


Ron Hayduk is an associate professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, where he is an expert on voting, political participation and immigration. Among his books is Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the United States. Prior to becoming a professor, Hayduk worked as a social worker.



Linda Chavez is a long time political commentator, newspaper columnist and author. She held government positions in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, including Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and White House Director of Public Liaison. In the1970's, Chavez worked for the American Federation of Teachers. Among her books is An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal (or How I Became the Most Hated Hispanic in America).


Julia Azari is an associate professor of Political Science at Marquette University, where she is also Assistant Chair and Director of Graduate Studies for the Political Science and International Affairs Master of Arts Programs. Among her areas of interest are the presidency and political parties. She is the author of Delivering the People's Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate. Azari is a regular contributor to the online publication FiveThirtyEight, as well as other journals and publications.