Madison Imiola

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    What Happened?: COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on the future of US elections

What Happened?: COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on the future of US elections

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Despite the doubt and difficulty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the November 2020 general election occurred successfully. More Americans voted in this election cycle than in any other in the country’s history and turnout reached its highest rate in more than 100 years. Crisis averted? Perhaps not. Madison Imiola, Peter Finn, and Rob Ledger explore the ongoing influence of […]

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    What Happened?: Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic ensured that he lost, rather than was defeated in, the 2020 election

What Happened?: Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic ensured that he lost, rather than was defeated in, the 2020 election

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The 2020 election year presented the Trump administration with a COVID-19 pandemic that it was ill-equipped to deal with, and ultimately intersected with the politics surrounding November’s presidential election. Peter Finn, Madison Imiola, and Rob Ledger argue the pandemic left Trump seemingly in denial about both the impact of the coronavirus crisis and the election’s outcome, with the former […]

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    What Happened?: The 2020 election can’t be understood without considering the role of the COVID-19 pandemic

What Happened?: The 2020 election can’t be understood without considering the role of the COVID-19 pandemic

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The 2020 US electoral cycle was truly historic. Along with two presidential candidates at odds with each other over policy, campaign decorum, and their visions for the future, it occurred in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Finn, Madison Imiola, and Rob Ledger argue that if these two events are viewed as linked, rather than separate events happening […]

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    What Happened?: Five Steps from the Presidential Election to the Electoral College in 2020

What Happened?: Five Steps from the Presidential Election to the Electoral College in 2020

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In the more than six weeks since the 2020 US presidential election, President Trump and the Republican Party have made a number of ultimately unsuccessful attempts to contest President Elect Joe Biden’s victory. Peter Finn, Madison Imiola and Rob Ledger highlight five key events that have happened since the Presidential Election and the convening of the Electoral College this […]

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    Primary Primers: Why Texas won’t be turning blue this year 

Primary Primers: Why Texas won’t be turning blue this year 

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As the second most populated state, Texas is a significant electoral prize in presidential contests. Robert Ledger, Madison Imiola and Peter Finn write that changing demographics mean that Democrats are becoming more hopeful about winning the Lone Star State, but other factors such as primary turnout and the COVID-19 pandemic point to an uphill battle this year.

This article is part of our Primary Primers series curated by […]

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