Dr. Thom Reilly is currently a professor in the School of Public Affairs and Co-Director, Center for an Indepedent and Sustianable Democracy at Arizona State University (ASU). He is the former Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). He previously served as County Manager for Clark County.
In the end there was no red wave. And there was no blue wave. There was an independent wave. Pollsters and pundits were counting on independent voters in the 2022 midterm elections to swing to the Republicans as they did in 2014 when Barack Obama was president. That’s when independent turnout in the midterms added […]
The state officials who administer fair, accessible and secure elections have historically operated quietly without garnering much public attention. Elections happen, votes are counted, the winners are declared and democracy moves on. But since 2020, secretaries of state and other state officials who oversee elections have come under increasing scrutiny and been exposed to increasing […]