110: Can Trump Win in 2020?
July 13-16, 2020
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Donald Trump may be re-elected in November. This participatory group will look at the many continuing and changing factors that may influence the outcome—the pandemic, the economy, the candidates, the electoral college, swing counties and states, information and media, Fox News, polls, immigration, race, cultural conflict and resentments, education, social issues, guns, health care, voter turnout, foreign interference, attitudes towards government, claims of "fake news," and the roles of women, elites, the white working class, minorities, and rural, suburban, and younger voters. Also participating will be several guest panelists with expertise in polling, media, immigration, and other areas.
Class Format: Lecture and Discussion
Hours of Reading: 1-2 hours/session
Study Group Leader(s):
Joe Belden was Deputy Executive Director of the nonprofit Housing Assistance Council from 1989 to 2015. He also worked for USDA, on Capitol Hill, and for several DC think tanks. A graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and the Baylor Law School, he was the main author of books on rural housing and food policy.