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Edward B. Foley

Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law; Director, Election Law, The Ohio State University

Edward B. Foley holds the Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University. He is currently serving as an NBC News election law analyst for the 2020 election season. In 2016, his book “Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States” was named a finalist for the David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Legal History; his most recent book, “Presidential Elections and Majority Rule,” explores the conception and evolution of the Electoral College, while making the case for reform. Foley clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun at the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987-88 and Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 1986-87. He has also served as state solicitor in the office of Ohio’s attorney general.

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