Political ads during the 2020 presidential election cycle collected personal information and spread misleading information

University of Washington researchers looked at almost 56,000 political ads from almost 750 news sites between September 2020 and January 2021. Political ads used multiple tactics that concerned the researchers, including posing as a poll to collect people’s personal information or having headlines that might affect web surfers’ views of candidates.

Measuring Success: Women in 2020 Legislative Elections

Measuring women’s electoral success means placing 2020 outcomes into historical and contemporary context. That is the work done in a new report released today by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. In Measuring Success: Women in 2020 Legislative Elections, CAWP breaks down 2020 congressional and state legislative data by gender, race, and party; puts this data into historical context, with specific comparisons to the 2018 election; analyzes women candidates’ paths to office and strategies for success; and looks ahead to what 2020 election outcomes mean for the future of women in American politics.

One-Third of Americans Distrust Election Result, National Survey Finds

A significant minority of Americans lack confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election with more than one-third – primarily Republicans and Trump voters – not believing that the election results were fair, according to a nationwide survey by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

If COVID-19 can’t foster political unity, what can?

Bitter fighting continues in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, even as President-elect Joe Biden urged unity in his victory speech Saturday night.  Michael Macy, professor of sociology and information science at Cornell University and director of the Social…

@MTSU US Constitutional scholar John Vile is available to break down post-Election Day allegations and facts. As the author of “Presidential Winners & Losers: Words of Victory and Concession,” he provides a historical perspective on the outcome of US

Dr. Vile is a scholar of the U.S. constitutional amending process and the U.S. Presidency, who has written and edited numerous books, essays, chapters, and reviews on this and related topics. For his book “Presidential Winners and Losers: Words of Victory…

Preliminary Results: Women Candidates in the 2020 Elections

According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, at least 126 (96D, 30R) women will serve in the 117th Congress. There are 32 congressional races featuring women candidates that remain too close to call. As outcomes are determined, the information in this release will be updated on this page on the CAWP website; these updates will include both the latest numbers and additional notable milestones that may be achieved by newly-determined results. Find the most current data on women in the 2020 elections, along with interactive data visualizations and historical comparisons, at our Election 2020 Results Tracker.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Experts Available for Media Inquiries on Election 2020 and Major Public Policy Issues

Professor Richard J. Jackson Dr. Richard Jackson serves as professor emeritus in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Jackson has held numerous leadership roles, including as the head of the California Department…

What’s at Stake Today for Workers, Unions? Rutgers Labor Experts Available for Interview

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 3, 2020) – Stronger workplace health and safety protections, national paid family leave, a higher federal minimum wage, organizing rights, and other policies critical to workers and their families hinge on the outcome of today’s presidential election.…

Election Experts at Maryland Smith on Stock Market and Regulatory Policy Implications and Campaign Strategy Effects

The following faculty experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available during and after Election Day 2020.   Financial-Economic Policy Implications Cliff Rossi , [email protected]    Professor of the Practice and Executive-in-Residence, Rossi has insight…

Who Does the Electoral College Favor?

Trump’s 2016 victory in the Electoral College without leading in the popular vote has led to wide speculation of a repeat in 2020. Columbia University researchers have been wondering the same thing. They examined how Electoral College outcomes are conditioned by how states voted in previous elections. Their simulations suggest that in 2020 the Electoral College bias is likely to again favor the Republicans, but to a lesser degree than in 2016.

Paul Torrens Health Forum | “The 2020 Presidential Election: What’s at Stake for Health?”

The outcome of the presidential election will determine our nation’s path forward on numerous health and healthcare fronts. As the nation continues to grapple with COVID-19, systemic racism, climate change and other critical public health issues, there’s much at stake. Join us for an insightful session moderated by Gerald Kominski, professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and senior fellow at FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The program will feature two health policy experts, Dr. Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and Mark Peterson, professor of public policy, political science and law at UCLA, discussing the Democratic and Republican health platforms, their key policy implications, and how each reflects the party’s vision for the nation’s health. An optional small group networking session will follow the webinar.

Experts ready to provide insight on 2020 elections

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 29, 2020 | 3:51 pm | SHARE: With the 2020 election cycle in full swing, American voters find themselves with no shortage of issues to consider when deciding which candidate has earned the right to help tackle them. Racial unrest, historic wildfires and a pandemic that’s infected millions and led to 200,000 American deaths are among the factors shaping an electorate that’s polarized like never before.

Rigged election? Partisans view threats to election integrity differently

Even before they cast their votes, partisans of different stripes are poised to question the legitimacy of the election outcome, but for different reasons. According to The American Social Survey, sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis, nine out of 10 Trump supporters are very or somewhat concerned about fraud in mail-in voting.