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IU experts available to comment on President Trump's suggestion to delay 2020 election

Indiana University
30-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT, by Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- With the presidential election less than 100 days away, President Donald Trump is suggesting it be delayed, tweeting July 30 that mail-in voting would make it "the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history." IU experts are available to comment on election security, who has the power to delay an election and the political implications of Trump's suggestion.

Matthew Baggetta

Civil society, voluntary associations, civic engagement, social capital.

IU Bloomington

Expert Bio: Matthew Baggetta, an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is an expert on civil society and voluntary associations. His research interests include civil society and civic engagement, membership-based organizations,and social movements. Baggetta’s work focuses on the impacts of voluntary associations on their members and the broader impacts of associations and movements on society. (more)

Elizabeth Bennion

American politics with an emphasis on political behavior.

IU South Bend

Expert Bio: Elizabeth Bennion joined IU South Bend’s Department of Political Science in 1999. She is the founding director of IU South Bend’s American Democracy Project and host of WNIT’s live weekly television program "Politically Speaking." She moderates political discussions, public issue forums and candidate debates for local, state and national candidates. (more)

Edward G. Carmines

American politics, elections, public opinion, political behavior.

IU Bloomington

Expert Bio: Edward G. Carmines is a Distinguished Professor, Warner O. Chapman Professor of Political Science and Rudy Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He is also the director of IU's Center on American Politics and the research director at IU's Center on Representative Government. His research focuses on American politics, especially elections, public opinion and political behavior. He chaired the Department of Political Science at IU for seven years, from 1990 to 1997. (more)

Mark Fraley

Community organizing, political campaigning, legislative relations, strategic communications, nonprofit management.

IU Bloomington

Expert Bio: Mark Fraley is the associate director of PACE, the Political and Civic Engagement program in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He has extensive experience in community organizing, political campaigning, legislative relations, strategic communications and nonprofit management. Most recently, he worked as the assistant director for the Liberal Arts and Management Program, while teaching courses on lobbying and public advocacy for the IU O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. (more)

Sheila Kennedy

Civic engagement, courts, public policy.


Expert Bio: Sheila Suess Kennedy is a professor in the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and an affiliate faculty member in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, both at IUPUI. Before coming to IUPUI in 1998, she practiced real estate, administrative and business law in Indianapolis; served as the city’s corporation counsel; and, in 1980, was the Republican candidate for Indiana's then 11th Congressional District seat. (more)

Gerard Magliocca

Torts, constitutional law, intellectual property, legal history, admiralty.


Expert Bio: Gerard N. Magliocca, the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, is the author of four books and over 20 articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and his law degree from Yale, and he joined the IU faculty after two years at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Three of his books have been the subjects of programs on C-Span’s Book TV, including his latest book, on the Bill of Rights. (more)

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Those darn property taxes! Insights from Texas tax protests
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Everyone loves to complain that their taxes are too high. Yet few people actually take the time to formally protest them. A recent deep-dive into property tax appeals in Texas offers new insights on what motivates people to protest or accept their tax obligations.

Newswise: Biden administration vs. COVID-19: U-M experts can discuss
Released: 19-Nov-2020 4:55 PM EST
Biden administration vs. COVID-19: U-M experts can discuss
University of Michigan

University of Michigan epidemiologists are available to discuss the challenges President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will face in combating the coronavirus when he takes the reins in January.To schedule an interview, contact Nardy Baeza Bickel at or text 616-550-4531.Emily Toth MartinEmily Toth Martin, associate professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, is an infectious disease epidemiologist who has been using COVID-19 public health data to help inform mitigation and policy.

Newswise: NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Tufts University

Presidential election turnout among young people ages 18-29 reached 52-55%, significantly higher than the 45-48% turnout of 2016, according to a new youth turnout estimate released today from CIRCLE at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

Newswise: Making the Best Decision: Math Shows Diverse Thinkers Equal Better Results
Released: 16-Nov-2020 2:55 PM EST
Making the Best Decision: Math Shows Diverse Thinkers Equal Better Results
Florida State University

A Florida State University researcher published a new study today that tackles how groups make decisions and the dynamics that make for fast and accurate decision making. He found that networks that consisted of both impulsive and deliberate individuals made, on average, quicker and better decisions than a group with homogenous thinkers.

Released: 16-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST
Amid New COVID-19 Surge, PPE Must Be Top Priority Says Critical Care Societies Collaborative
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In response to the reports of COVID-19 surges around the country, the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, comprising the American Association of Critical‐Care Nurses, American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, released the following statement:

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