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WATCH: ‘A Community Conversation: Trust in Our Elections’

Keep Our Republic community conversation
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"A Community Conversation: Trust in Our Elections" will stream live on LehighValleyNews.com at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, and rebroadcast on PBS39 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.
Community Conversation: Trust In Our Elections

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — They’re the linchpin of democracy — elections.

On Wednesday night, the civic education group Keep Our Republic, in partnership with Lehigh Valley Public Media and LehighValleyNews.com, presented “A Community Conversation: Trust in Our Elections.”

The hourlong program streamed live on LehighValleyNews.com and will be rebroadcast on PBS39 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.

The panel discussion included a live studio audience and focused on how elections are run in Northampton County and Pennsylvania.

It’s intended as a forum to demystify the process and get answers to questions as the 2024 presidential election approaches in November.

LehighValleyNews.com politics reporter Tom Shortell moderated the conversation.

Panelists included:

  • Lamont McClure, the Northampton County executive;
  • Michael McDonald, director of policy for the Pennsylvania Department of State;
  • John E. Jones III, retired chief judge of the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania and a member of Keep Our Republic’s Pennsylvania Advisory Council;
  • Christopher Borick, a political science professor and director of the Institute of Public Opinion at Muhlenberg College in Allentown.

Find a recording of the live conversation from the Univest Public Media Center in Bethlehem above.
Lehigh Valley Public Media includes PBS39, LehighValleyNews.com and 91.3 WLVR radio.