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Department of Political Science

Election Forum 2020

To view the 2020 Election forum at 7 p.m. October 27, on the Zoom app, click here.
The Department of Political Science hosts the election forum before presidential elections to offer scholarly insights on the campaigns and foster civil, academic discourse about American politics. Normally an on-campus event, the forum is hosted online in 2020.

University of South Carolina Election Forum 
7 p.m. | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 
This event will be livestreamed on the Zoom platform. Click this link to join the event October 27 at 7 p.m.

What does the 2020 election hold in store for the White House and Congress, and what impact will the Supreme Court vacancy have on voters’ decisions? Three political science professors will discuss these questions and more in a forum a week before Election Day. Each speaker will give a 10 minute presentation and will take questions.

Speakers and Topics Include

Todd Shaw

Dr. Todd Shaw

"Presidential Outlook: Transition or Continuation?"

Robert Oldendick

Dr. Robert Oldendick

Outlook for the U.S. Senate: Prospects for Partisan Change.

Jessica Schoenherr

Dr. Jessica Schoenherr

"The Impact of the Supreme Court Vacancy on the 2020 Election."


This event will be livestreamed, and questions can be shared online during the event.  
Click this link to join the webinar. (The livestream will begin shortly before 7 p.m. October 27.)

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