Election Info and Outcomes Focus of Faculty Virtual Discussion Oct. 27


Two Political Science professors at Minnesota State Mankato will lead an in-depth look into Election 2020 information and outcomes during a Tuesday, Oct. 27, virtual gathering entitled Election Day 2020: What Can You Expect?

Dr. Fred Slocum, director of the Political Science program in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Government, and fellow Political Science professor, Dr. Kevin Parsneau will lead the online Zoom program starting at 6 p.m. To attend the event go to https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/91873622191.

A week ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 3, national election, the program will focus on four key points:

  • Understanding the electoral college vs. the popular vote
  • Role of states in determining election laws pertaining to voting and counting the vote
  • Why we may not know on November 3 who won the Presidential election
  • The role of the Supreme Court in the 2000 elections and the potential for Supreme Court involvement in this Presidential election

The educational program follows month-long planning by an alliance of University students and faculty joined by local community members.

Organizations involved in the planning include Library Services with participation from Campus Election Engagement Project; Community Engagement; Maverick Involvement Team; Maverick Speech and Debate; Minnesota State Mankato College Democrats; Minnesota State Mankato College Republicans; St. Peter League of Women Voters; Student Government; and the Student Events Team. 

For questions or more information about the event contact Monika Antonelli, professor and outreach librarian at monika.antonelli@mnsu.edu.


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