November 25th, 2020

SACPA to discuss U.S. election during today’s session


By Lethbridge Herald on November 19, 2020.

Today’s Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs virtual session will discuss what the 2020 U.S. election results tell us about American voters.
In the United States 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 Ñ the most and second-most in U.S. history.
What do the election results say about American voters? Did Joe Biden win by rebuilding the Obama coalition or have American voters realigned? Does Trump have any hope of still claiming victory? Why did the Republicans do so well in the congressional elections? And most importantly, what’s next for the American electorate?
Today’s speaker is Paul Fairie, who has a PhD in political science from the University of Calgary, focusing on voter behaviour. He has taught politics courses at the U of C since 2010 and ran The Globe & Mail Election Forecast in 2015. He is a Senior Research Associate at the U of C.
Today’s session will begin at 10 a.m. at ÊYouTube Live link https://youtu.be/WIda5y4wvvw.
In order to ask questions of our speaker in the chat feature of YouTube, you must have a YouTube account and be signed in.
The link to SACPA’s YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFUQ5mUHv1gfmMFVr8d9dNA.
For further information, visit the SACPA website: http://www.sacpa.ca.

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