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HSS 495 - Senior Research & Writing Seminar: Elections 2020

Elections 2018

Research Assignment – 2020 Elections


At a minimum, your presentation should address the following:

  • Brief biographies of the leading candidates, including primary results where relevant.
  • Positions of candidates on key national and local issues à immigration, tax cuts, tariffs, gun control, education, international relations, etc. Be sure to visit the official websites of the candidates.
  • Recent polling information…any shifts in recent weeks/months?
  • Key endorsements for either side à newspapers, organizations, political leaders?
  • Voting trends in the state during the past 20 years à President, Governor, Senate, House races.
  • Any campaign ads worth sharing?


Polling and Political News

Website Evaluation

Getting to Know the Candidate