South Carolina Humanities and the University of South Carolina are pleased to present “Interpreting the Results of the 2020 Elections,” one of eleven virtual programs in the South Carolina Humanities Electoral Initiative. The live, virtual forum will take place at 7:00 PM on the eve of the presidential inauguration, January 19, 2021. Katelyn Stauffer, Elizabeth Connors, Robert Oldendick, and Joshua Meyer-Gutbrod, political scientists from the University of South Carolina, will share their interpretations of the 2020 election and the impact it will have on the future of government in the United States. Topics include women voters, election forecasts and voter turnout, continuity and change in Congress, and the impact the election could have on redistricting. Click here to register for the event. If you view the program, please click here to take our brief survey.
The South Carolina Humanities Electoral Initiative is part of a national initiative entitled “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Through “Why It Matters,” 43 humanities councils will explore the history, importance, and impact of the American electoral process.