New Yorkers believe pandemic will persist, but express hope in wake of election

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As COVID-19 surges nationwide, 78% of New York City residents believe it is likely or very likely the city will again experience a resurgence of cases similar to that seen last April. However, the November Presidential election appears to have triggered an optimism among New Yorkers: more than half feel “more […]

2020 AGU Election Statistics – Eos

In its most recent biennial election, for which voting ended last month, AGU members chose 54 new leaders to serve 2-year terms in 2021–2022. Union officers, Board members, section officers, student and early-career representatives to the Council, and the College of Fellows vice chair were elected. Here the AGU Leadership Development/Governance Committee takes […]

Five election misinformation campaigns to avoid resharing

As the final votes get counted, what results can you trust? (Halimqd/Deposit Photos/) Kate Starbird is an associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. Jevin West is an associate professor and director of the Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington. Renee DiResta is a research […]

All the ways the 2020 election has influenced science policy so far

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What does the 2020 presidential election mean for space exploration?

Space is not one of the presidential election’s big battlegrounds. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden haven’t talked much about the final frontier during the 2020 race, which peaks today (Nov. 3) with Election Day. (That moniker is a bit misleading, however, given that more than 90 million people cast their ballots […]

Don’t expect instant election results. Here’s how to follow the facts.

Patience is the name of the game. (Jon Sailer/Unsplash/) <<< More Election 2020 coverage right this way. >>> This is the best election story you’ll ever read. OK, wow, bold statement from the author. It may very well be, but you, the reader, can’t determine its quality until you’ve read it—at least most of it. […]

What happens if a president loses an election but won’t leave the White House?

President Donald Trump has suggested he would not accept the results of the 2020 presidential election if he were to lose. Let’s say he does lose and he refuses to leave the White House. What then? Nothing like this has ever happened in American history, so it’s difficult to know for certain. However, political scientists […]

7 ways the election will shape the future of science, health and the environment

When all the votes are cast and counted in this year’s momentous November 3 election, the results will have deep and potentially long-lasting impacts on numerous areas of society, including science. President Donald Trump and his challenger, former vice president Joe Biden, have presented vastly different visions for handling crucial issues—ranging from the deadly coronavirus pandemic to […]

Experts see substantial danger to democratic stability around 2020 election

Among the US public surveyed, a majority of those who support Trump–as well as a plurality of those who oppose him–believe voter fraud to be far more prevalent than the evidence shows. Credit: Bright Line Watch On the eve of the November 3 election, Bright Line Watch—the political science research project of faculty at the […]

Why Americans are so enamored with election polls

The Republican pollster Frank Luntz warned on Twitter and elsewhere the other day that if preelection polls in this year’s presidential race are embarrassingly wrong again, “then the polling industry is done.” It was quite the forecast. While it is possible the polls will misfire, it’s exceedingly unlikely that such failure would cause the opinion research industry to implode or […]