Flash Fellowship: The Ghana Election Petition

Hand dropping ballot in a locked ballot box

Inspired by Damien Pfister’s collection of the rhetoric of computational propaganda that occurred on Facebook during the 2016 US election, my project is an archive on key materials covering an election petition filed in Ghana’s Supreme Court following disputed presidential elections in 2012. The archive includes courtroom discourse spanning eight months of deliberations, transcripts of deliberations, key media coverage, judges’ opinions, reports, and documentary produced in the aftermath of the petition. Among others, the project is intended to serve as a repository for scholars interested in studying courtroom discourse and democratic deliberation concerning elections.

Featured Image: National Archives and Records Administration (USDA)

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