Virginia Tech political experts available leading up to Election Day
Anything is still possible in the last two weeks of the campaign. A Virginia Tech panel of experts is on standby to provide media outlets with background on national, state and local elections.
October 20, 2020
In spite of an overwhelming number of political polls showing Joe Biden well ahead of President Trump in the race for the White House, political experts point to 2016 as precedent that anything is still possible in the last two weeks of the campaign.
Virginia Tech’s political experts are on standby to provide media outlets with background and interviews on a variety of topics connected to national, state and local races, leading up to Nov. 3. Experts and specialty topics include:
- Voter turnout and voter suppression – Brandy Faulkner
- Gender politics, reaching women voters – Farida Jalazai
- Election impact of COVID-19 – Chad Hankinson
- Spread of COVID at the White House and public health concerns – Lisa Lee
- Pandemic and the Elections of 1918 – Thomas Ewing
- Election fatigue – Scott Geller
- Social media influence on elections – Mike Horning, Cayce Myers
- Debates and political communication – Bob Denton
- The presidency and political transitions – Karen Hult
- Virginia Amendment 1, limiting partisan gerrymandering – Nicholas Goedert
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Virginia Tech's television and radio studios can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news outlets, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty and staff. The university does not charge for use of its studios. Video is transmitted by LTN Global Communications, Skype, or file sharing (Dropbox, Google Drive, We-Transfer, etc.). Radio interviews can be transmitted by ISDN, Comrex, or file sharing.