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Decision 2020

UMass Lowell Offers Resources on Voting, Polling, Issues, History

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10/13/2020

Waged against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the 2020 presidential campaign has been unlike any other. Members of the UMass Lowell community have adjusted to the new normal and been involved in the process on multiple fronts, including scholarship and research, voter registration efforts, election polling in battleground states and community education on the history of voting rights. 

Interest in the issues is intense and voter turnout is expected to be high, with many UMass Lowell students casting ballots for the first time. Whether you’re trying to parse the latest poll or looking for voter registration information, here’s a collection of resources to help get you through to Election Day.
Frederick Harris

Voter Suppression Then and Now

Fredrick Cornelius Harris, Ph.D., Columbia University, will discuss the history of voter suppression and the movements for voting rights, as part of the the Greeley Peace Scholar Speaker Series on Race & Social Justice, on Oct. 22. Learn more

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"Every Voice Counts" Webinar Series

The Tsongas Industrial History Center hosts a webinar series exploring how underrepresented communities have fought for equitable representation and overcome barriers to civic participation in Lowell's past. Read more about the program.

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Athletes Participate in AE Votes Challenge

River Hawk student-athletes from all 16 of UML’s Division I men’s and women’s teams are taking part in the America East Votes Challenge, a get-out-the-vote competition among the athletic conference’s 10 member schools. Help them compete.
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LIRA Hosts 2020 Elections Series

The Learning in Retirement Association is holding a series of classes in October focusing on the stretch run leading up to the Nov. 3rd national election, looking at the presidential race, latest poll numbers, state by state analysis and electoral vote projections. Check out LIRA.
Joshua Dyck

Polling the Pollster on 2020

Assoc. Prof. of Political Science Josh Dyck, director of the Center for Public Opinion at UMass Lowell, takes the public pulse with the polling he does through his UML center, finding the political temperature of an American public decidedly divided in 2020. Read what he thinks this election season holds in store, as well as how the science has changed over the years.

Center for Public Opinion Has Finger on Pulse of the Nation

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Biden Leads Trump by 10 in National Poll

In a national poll of likely voters conducted Oct. 5-12, former Vice President Joe Biden has a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump in the contest for the White House  See the results.
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Trump and Biden Tied in North Carolina

President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden are deadlocked in the contest for North Carolina’s 15 Electoral Votes in a new swing state poll of North Carolina likely voters. See the details.
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Biden Leads Trump by 8 Points in NH

Former Vice President Joe Biden has an 8-point lead over President Donald Trump in the contest for New Hampshire’s 4 electoral votes. See the details.
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Trump Leads Biden by 3 in Close Texas Race

President Donald Trump has an apparent lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in a close contest for Texas’ 38 electoral votes. See the details.