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November 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In-Person: Major Garrett & David Becker
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
AN EVENING WITH MAJOR GARRETT AND DAVID BECKER
(Diversion Books, $29.99)
Monday, November 28, 7:30 PM | LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
Signing to follow the conversation
Books & Books is excited to present an evening with Major Garrett and David Becker for The Big Lie: Upholding Democracy in the Age of THE BIG LIE (Diversion Books, $29.99).
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event.
About the Book:
In “The Big Truth,” Garrett and Becker completely upend Trump’s Big Lie that has infected the Far Right by revealing concrete evidence proving that 2020 may have been the most secure US election ever. Profiles of and interviews with key swing state election officials, like Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Thomas Freitag, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, election director, show that these guardians of democracy ran fair and accurate elections.
Garrett and Becker go beyond analyzing the key players in all six swing states, the pre-election litigation that clarified the rules for both parties, and the fully auditable and verifiable ballots used. They lay bare the methods being undertaken right now to undercut faith, belief, and effectiveness of elections. In addition, they identify the places where the most dire actions have been taken since 2020 – where election laws have been changed; or election officials been hounded out of office, retired out of frustration/fatigue, or been replaced by pro-Trump political figures.
Therein lies The Big Truth we face in the 2022 midterm election, the impact of denialism, the 2024 Presidential election and the future– when honest election workers of all parties will face lies, threats, abuse, and vilification, and the manipulation of voting laws and election boards threaten the sanctity of our democracy.
About the Authors:
MAJOR GARRETT was named CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent in December 2018. As Chief Washington Correspondent, Garrett reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms and is a substitute anchor of The CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell. Garrett is also the host and creator of “The Takeout,” a weekly multi-platform interview show on politics, policy and pop culture available on CBS News Streaming, top radio stations, SiriusXM, and all podcast platforms. Garrett is also the host and creator of the award-winning documentary podcast “The Debrief.”
DAVID BECKER is the Executive Director and Founder of the nonpartisan, non-profit Center for Election Innovation & Research, working with election officials of both parties, all around the country, to ensure accessible, secure elections for all eligible voters. A key element of David’s work with CEIR is managing the Election Official Legal Defense Network, providing pro bono legal assistance to election officials who are threatened with frivolous criminal prosecution, harassment, or physical violence.