Elections in the Trump Era

Elections in the Trump Era

Rachel Bitecofer photoThursday, October 8, 7 pm     Zoom

Rachel Bitecofer will analyze the effects of partisanship and identity politics on voter behavior and election outcomes.

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Rachel Bitecofer is a nationally recognized election forecaster, host of The Election Whisperer, and founder and editor of The Cycle. Rachel's work appears in a variety of the nation's leading media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, MarketWatch, The Guardian, The BBC, MSNBC, Sky News, CBC, andRealtime w Bill Maher. Drawing on her expertise as a political scientist, her book, The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election offers a unique diagnosis for Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss- arguing it was due to the “nearly perfect execution of the wrong electoral strategy.” She's been a guest on prominent and diverse podcasts including Rumble with Michael Moore, The Michael Steele PodcastCape Upwith Jonathan Capehart, The New Yorker, and the The Bulwark Podcast, to name just a few. She is also a senior adviser to The Lincoln Projec


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