Views from the U: The Political Science of Election 2020

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Join the Department of Political Science for Views from the U: The Political Science of Election 2020. UMN political science experts will answer your questions on modern politics - topics like how the election will impact the courts, the connection between social identities and partisanship, state elections, redistricting, gerrymandering, and much more. Bring your own questions, the last half hour of the program is devoted to audience Q&A.  

Presenters and topics include:

  • Kathryn Pearson- The Electoral Context: The Presidency, Congress, and Swing States 
  • Timothy R. Johnson- The Impact of the Election on the Supreme Court 
  • Howard Lavine- Why Policy Attitudes Don't Matter to Voters and Why That's A Problem
  • August H. Nimtz- George Floyd, White Backlash, and the 2020 Election in Minnesota
  • Andrew Karch- Redistricting, Gerrymandering, and State-Level Elections 

Moderated by Department of Political Science Chair Paul Goren.

The event is free to the public but registration in advance is required.

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