The Election



Sunday October 11, 2020

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Michael Holt
Topic: Election Fraud and the Resolution of the 1876 Presidential Election
Bio: Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History, Emeritus at the University of Virginia
Reading Assignment: Please read Chapters 9, 10 and Conclusion (90 pages) of Michael Holt book By One Vote: The Disputed Election of 1876. It is both fabulous and shockingly relevant.

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Andrew Schapiro
Topic: Legal Strategies for Contested Presidential Elections
Bio: Partner at Quinn Emanuel, litigator, & former Ambassador to the Czech Republic

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Nate Persily
Topic: What Will We Know on Election Night
Bio: James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School

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Question and Answer Period for Holt, Schapiro, and Persily

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Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Topic: How Google Searches Helps Predict Who Will Win the Presidential Election
Bio: Former Google Data Scientist
Reading Assignment: Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. Read Chapter 7 is here.

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Doug Rivers
Topic: Polling
Bio: Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He is Chief Scientist at YouGov.

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Michael Gordon
Topic: Why Democrats will win the election but will have limited post-election power
Bio: Principal, Group Gordon Communications

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Greg Strimple
Topic: Polling for Republicans
Bio: President of GS Strategy Group

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Question and Answer Session

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