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The Big Lie--the true corruption of American democracy--has shaken our confidence in stable self-government. On the heels of voter-fraud claims, the Capitol siege, and damaging voting laws, the next midterm and presidential election will test our democracy more severely than at any time since the Civil War. How we react may well determine if we are led into another war against ourselves. The Big Truth debunks the 2020 election conspiracy myth once and for all, while celebrating those who held up our democracy under arguably the most intense scrutiny in American electoral history.
Major Garrett is the Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and the CBSN radio host of The Takeout and The Debrief. For over 30 years, his award-winning reporting and writing has tackled the nation’s pressing issues. Garrett is the author of four books, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride,” “The Enduring Revolution,” “The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics,” and “Common Cents” with former Rep. Tim Penny (D-Minnesota). He lives in Washington, D.C.
David Becker is the executive director and founder of the nonpartisan nonprofit Center for Election Innovation & Research, and serves as CBS News’ election law expert. He has worked in elections for a quarter-century, previously serving as a trial attorney in the Voting Section of the United States Department of Justice, and as Director of the Elections Program at The Pew Charitable Trusts. He received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He, his wife, and his teenage son live in suburban Maryland with their two dogs, Kramer and Elaine.
Garrett and Becker will be in conversation with Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA TODAY. She's covered 11 presidential campaigns and seven White House administrations, and she's interviewed the past 10 presidents. She is the author of two best-selling books, Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power and The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. She's now working on a biography of Barbara Walters, being published by Simon & Schuster in 2023. Susan is a native of Wichita, Kansas; a graduate of Northwestern and Columbia universities; and the proud mother of two sons. She is a former president of the White House Correspondents Association and the Gridiron Club, and she has every journalism award given specifically for coverage of the presidency. In 2020, she moderated the vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, the first print reporter ever to be the solo moderator for the Commission on Presidential Debates.