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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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Newswise: UA Little Rock researchers investigate information campaigns designed to influence 2019 Canadian election
Released: 30-Oct-2020 5:25 PM EDT
UA Little Rock researchers investigate information campaigns designed to influence 2019 Canadian election
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A group of researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have published an article that examined the possible use of online media campaigns orchestrated to influence the 2019 Canadian federal election. The article, “The Role of YouTube during the 2019 Canadian Federal Election: A Multi-Method Analysis of Online Discourse and Information Actors,” was published in the Journal of Future Conflict in September.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT
5 Big Questions on Health Care and COVID-19
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The coronavirus pandemic has once again thrust the unusual state of American health care into the spotlight. With a presidential election that could have a dramatic impact on the state of health care for millions on 3 November, Professor Vivian Riefberg considers the state of the industry.

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Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion on unique aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Newswise Live Event for Nov 2nd, 2PM EDT: the 2020 Presidential Elections

Experts from institutions including George Washington University and Cornell University will participate in an expert panel covering a wide variety of topics on the U.S. Elections, with questions prepared by Newswise editors and submissions from media attendees.

Released: 29-Oct-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Facing up to the reality of politicians’ Instagram posts
University of Georgia

A University of Georgia researcher used computer vision to analyze thousands of images from over 100 Instagram accounts of United States politicians and discovered posts that showed politicians’ faces in nonpolitical settings increased audience engagement over traditional posts such as politicians in professional or political settings.

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Released: 29-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT
How Twitter takes votes away from Trump but not from Republicans

A popular narrative holds that social media network Twitter influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections by helping Republican candidate Donald Trump spread partisan content and misinformation. In a recent interview with CBS News, Trump himself stated he "would not be here without social media."

Released: 29-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Expert Explains QAnon
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The author of Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture describes QAnon, why it’s well-known and why we should not treat this as a misinformation problem.

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