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Newswise: Civil or At War? Mail-In Voting and the 2020 Election
Released: 12-Oct-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Civil or At War? Mail-In Voting and the 2020 Election
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Abraham Lincoln. The country’s 16th president is known for many things: Signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Appearing on the $5 bill. Helping to usher in the modern-day practice of mail-in voting. Not familiar with that last one? UNLV professor Michael Green to the rescue! He’s a historian who specializes in the Civil War era, which is right around the time mail-in ballots became a prominent piece of U.

Newswise: What is a Superspreader Event
Released: 9-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
What is a Superspreader Event
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers expert discusses what makes a person or event a “superspreader” and how they can be prevented

Newswise: Third Party Candidates and the 2020 Election: UNLV Expert Available
Released: 9-Oct-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Third Party Candidates and the 2020 Election: UNLV Expert Available
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

For months, two names — presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden — have consistently dominated news headlines and social media feeds in the leadup to Election Day 2020. Some, however, might be left wondering, especially following the chaotic presidential debate just last week, if Trump and Biden are the only options out there.

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Released: 8-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Forget plexiglass, debaters just need 4.5 feet, smart airflow
Washington University in St. Louis

Two people, facing each other, talking — let’s call it “excitedly” — are probably the most important ingredients for a debate. They are also a recipe for disaster if one of those two people has a highly contagious virus that has been shown time and again to be transmitted through the air.Taking a cue perhaps from South Carolina Sen.


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