What did the 2020 US Election Results tell us about American Voters?


November 19, 2020 :: Dr. Paul Fairie
Moderated by SACPA administrator

In the recent US election on Nov 3, Americans voted at their highest rate in 120 years. In the vote for President, Democratic challenger Joe Biden accumulated more than 77 million votes, while Republican incumbent Donald Trump received over 72 million votes – the most and second-most in US history.

What do the election results say about American voters? Did Joe Biden win by rebuilding the Obama coalition or have American voters re-aligned? Does Trump have any hope of still claiming victory? Why did the Republicans do so well in the congressional elections? And mostly important, what’s next for the American electorate?

Speaker: Dr. Paul Fairie

Paul Fairie has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Calgary, focusing on voter behaviour. He has taught politics courses at the University of Calgary since 2010 and ran The Globe & Mail Election Forecast in 2015. He is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Calgary, and tweets far too much, at @paulisci.

Date and time: Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 10am MST

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