AU School of Public Affairs is hitting the road for Election 2016
Students, faculty, and alumni from AU's School of Public Affairs are involved at all levels of the 2016 election cycle. Dispatches from the Campaign Trail is SPA’s way of showcasing expert commentary and analysis -- from the primaries to the convention floor, debates through to election day. This 2016 presidential election has been, and will continue to be, an exciting and fascinating time. We'll continue to share student perspectives, faculty commentary, and alumni involvement throughout.
Top 3 To-Do’s for Trump and Clinton’s Presidential Transition Teams
On Monday, October 17, SPA Executive in Residence Anita McBride participated as part of a panel speaking to members of the news media about the transition and the key issues the next president will face. The event was sponsored by the National Press Foundation, CQ Roll Call, and the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
It’s Moment of Truth for GOP after Trump Video Scandal and His Threat to Imprison Clinton
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SPA Assistant Professor Chris Edelson writes in this op-ed that Donald Trump's threat to imprison Hillary Clinton raises important questions about what Trump would do as President. Read more to learn about the dangers of Presidential power in this fraught election season.
This piece was originally published by MarketWatch.com on October 10.
How are the U.S. president and vice president elected? By electors, not directly by voters. These electors make the decision; the people do not make the decision.
According to the Constitution, electors, who are usually selected at state party conventions, represent actually make the decision about which candidate will receive the electoral votes of their state. The number of electoral votes in a state depends on how many seats that state holds in Congress.
Voters in twelve states went to the polls, the most of any day during the entire primary season. Did it make a difference? On the surface, Hillary looks to have ended any path Bernie Sanders had to the nomination, while Donald Trump solidified his position as runaway frontrunner.
What is it like to attend a Donald Trump mega-rally?
There are two big questions Daniel Kuhn gets from people when they hear he spent a week in New Hampshire covering the primary.
“What’s it like to go to one of Trump’s big rallies?” And the other: “Where does his support come from?”
This week, Daniel Kuhn, SPA/MPP ’16, is reporting live from a joint SPA-SOC class taking place at the New Hampshire Primary. Daniel is one of several students and faculty members who will share their perspectives over the course of the 2016 election cycle.