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2020 Election: Analysis Part 1 (with Francisco Pedraza)

In this episode, UCR Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Francisco Pedraza talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the 2020 election results. 

 
FEATURING Francisco Pedraza
NOVEMBER 13, 2020
37 MINUTES AND 44 SECONDS

In this episode, UCR Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Francisco Pedraza talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the 2020 election results.

About Francisco Pedraza:

Dr. Pedraza is a political scientist at the University of California, Riverside with appointments in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science. His research centers on political attitude formation and political behavior, with a special emphasis on the attitudes and behaviors of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

Learn more about Francisco Pedraza via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/fpedraza.

 

Podcast Highlights:

“It is hard to see a victory for those electoral college votes in [Arizona and Florida] happening without the Latino vote.”

-       Francisco Pedraza on the topic of voting blocks that influenced the results of this election.

“Political science literature on electoral and campaign outcomes, rule number one, is that incumbency is a huge advantage.”

-       Francisco Pedraza on the topic of why the presidency turned blue, but Congress and state elections are leaning red.

“We know that the norms and the expectations of making a concession speech and calling on all of your supporters to accept the loss is crucial.”

-       Francisco Pedraza on the topic of a smooth transition of power leading up to January 20th 2021.

Guest:

Francisco Pedraza

Interviewers:

Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Arleth Flores Aparicio (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase

This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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