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  • Should we rethink assumptions about the 2020 election?

    We may want to question some assumptions about state-level voting predictions and the role of the pandemic in the recent election, says Illinois professor Scott Althaus.

    We may want to question some assumptions about state-level voting predictions and the role of the pandemic in the recent election, says Scott Althaus, a professor of both political science and communication and director of the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research at Illinois. His expertise centers around news coverage, politics and public opinion.

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    To reach Scott Althaus, email salthaus@illinois.edu; Twitter handle @scott_althaus.

    Althaus is the Charles J. and Ethel S. Merriam Professor of Political Science and a professor of communication at Illinois, and director of the university’s Cline Center for Advanced Social Research. His expertise centers around news coverage, politics and public opinion, and part of his research focuses on news coverage of casualties during wartime and popular support for war.