UPenn Donors Pull Support, Sec. Al Schmidt Talks Elections

Voter registration deadline is approaching. Pa Secretary of State Al Schmidt talks election security and getting out the vote.

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University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Some major donors at the University of Pennsylvania are calling for the resignation of the school’s president and board chair over the administration’s recent response to the Hamas attack and last month’s Palestine Writes festival held on campus. They’re pulling financial support – and calling on others to do the same. We’ll talk with Jared Mitovich, a Penn student who is reporting on this story for The Daily Pennsylvanian, Vahan Gureghian who resigned from the board of trustees and education historian Jonathan Zimmerman.

With an election just weeks away and the voter registration deadline fast approaching, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt joins us to talk about getting out the vote, election security and the challenge of countering the misinformation in our electoral system.

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