A lot has changed since the last edition of our External Affairs Newsletter but some things will always remain the same, like our commitment to keeping you up-to-date with goings on inside the beltway, or GBC President TJ Mukundan’s commitment to checkered trousers. Check out our latest picks below and as always let us know of topics or resources you would like to see in future editions!
Webinar: Bipartisan Policy Center, “The 2020 Voting Experience and Goals for Reform”
Tune into this webinar on December 15th at 11:00 AM to hear a discussion on the impact of election administration reforms on the 2020 election. Topics will include: the shifts needed for voting during a pandemic; the rise of voting by mail; the use of technology in the election ecosystem and how it can be secured; the future of funding elections in America; how changes in election laws and litigation impacted the election; and how improved data collection and analysis can further improve the administration of elections. Register for the webinar here.
Podcast: Marketplace, “Who’s in charge of the U.S. economy right now?”
In this particularly confusing presidential transition, economic policy is one of the many issues left in the void. Who has authority over the economy, and what are they doing with it? How might economic policy evolve as the transition progresses? Listen to this Marketplace podcast to find out.
Article: The New York Times, “Who Are Contenders for Biden’s Cabinet”
President-elect Joe Biden is moving fast to prepare for his transition to the White, and details on his incoming cabinet are quickly materializing. Read this article from the NYT to learn more about the candidates for the Biden Cabinet and the policy positions we might expect them to take.
Blog Posts: Pew Research Center on the 2020 Election
Election night and the days which followed held quite a few surprises, with many results deviating from polling forecasts. This post from the Pew Research takes a look at where polling went wrong in the 2020 Election, and how these polling issues might be resolved.
Additionally, take a look at this Pew report on 2020 voter demographics. If you love a good graph as much as I do, you will love this link.