Just 36 hours into October, I’m already exhausted.
Chris Gober is an election lawyer based in Texas. We met when I worked EDO (Election Day operations) for Mitt Romney’s 2008 primary race. Then I went to work for Chris when he was the general counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee the day I finished law school classes. (I flew back for graduation a few weeks later and studied for the bar at my desk that summer—please don’t ask me anything about oil and gas law.) He’s worked on dozens of Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. But perhaps the most fun fact about Chris is that he currently represents more Republican U.S. senators than any other attorney or firm in the United States.
Lots to talk about with Chris given the news. So let’s dive in!
Sarah: Chris, we’re going to talk Election Day operations but let’s start with what’s happening with Google searches across the country right now. What happens this late in an election cycle when a presidential candidate’s name is on the ballot but can no longer be elected president?