THE OUTCOME OF THE 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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THE OUTCOME OF THE 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

8th December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The 2020 US Presidential Election will go down as one of the most fascinating elections in American political history. While outgoing President Donald Trump has been soundly defeated in terms of the both the popular and Electoral College vote, initial voting data suggests that he unexpectedly managed to build on his 2016 support among both Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans, as well as boosting his appeal among Muslim-Americans. Meanwhile, the one group which appears to have shifted away from Trump and towards President-elect Joe Biden, were white men. The former Democratic Vice-President did not only manage to win battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, but also breached traditionally Republican southern territory by carrying the states of Arizona and Georgia.

How did Trump secure the highest share of non-white voters for a Republican presidential candidate in 60 years? How did Biden help the Democrats to not only gain back lost ground in the Rust Belt, but to also make notable inroads in traditionally Republican southern states? And what kind of impact will these developments have on US politics?

Unpacking these intriguing voting patterns which have emerged, the Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to a special 90-minute online event, The Outcome of the 2020 US Presidential Election, which will be held on Tuesday 8 December (6:00pm-7:30pm BST). The event will be moderated by HJS’s Director of Policy & Research and Virginia native Craig Tiedman.

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Speakers

 

Professor Eric Kaufmann

Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Whiteshift: Immigration, Populism and the Future of White Majorities (Penguin/Abrams, 2018/19). He has also written Changing Places: mapping the white British response to ethnic change (Demos 2014), Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth: demography and politics in the twenty-first century (Profile, 2010), The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America: the decline of dominant ethnicity in the United States (Harvard, 2004), and two other books.

Dr Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is Lecturer in US Politics at Queen Mary University of London. He researches race, elections, and political institutions in the US. He has written about African American candidates in predominantly white contexts, liberal Republicans and civil rights, school segregation, race and urban politics, the fundraising strategies of working-class candidates, racially polarised partisanship, and the racial policies of the Obama and Trump administrations. He is the author of The End of the Second Reconstruction: Obama, Trump, and the Crisis of Civil Rights (Polity, 2020). In a UK-context, he has written about the Labour Party and left Euroscepticism.

Mica Soellner

Mica Soellner is a breaking news reporter for the Washington Examiner based in Washington D.C. She covered the 2020 presidential campaigns and election, and previously reported on the ground from the battleground state of Wisconsin for the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. Mica was a contributor to PolitiFact, a U.S. fact-checking website that debunks disinformation and monitors dubious claims by elected officials, political candidates, and media pundits. She previously interned for The Independent in London, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri.

Dr Rakib Ehsan

Dr Rakib Ehsan is a research fellow who has been at the Henry Jackson Society since March 2019. His PhD, obtained from Royal Holloway, University of London, investigated the impact of social integration for British non-white ethnic minorities. He has written on American political affairs for The Telegraph, Spiked, CapX, as well as the United States Centre at the London School of Economics (LSE), with a particular focus on voting patterns and socio-political attitudes within the US’s non-white and religious minorities.

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Details

Date:
8th December 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gf9dSgyhQE2lt06SCtFbAA

Venue

Online
United Kingdom

Organiser

Henry Jackson Society
Phone:
+44 (0) 20 7340 4520
Email:
rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

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