Miami Presents: Predicting the 2020 Election

Presented on: October 22nd at 12:00 PM EDT




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Please join us for a special presentation sponsored by the Denver Chapter of the Miami University Alumni Association featuring Dr. David Caputo '65.

As we come to the close of a contentious and intense electoral cycle impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this session will discuss several predictive election models for the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections. Each will be briefly discussed, what their prediction as of October 22 is and which ones have been the most accurate. Nonpartisan presentation --- emphasis is on what you should watch for as the returns come in on election night as well as a discussion of post election scenarios in case of a very close election. David looks forward to answering questions and the discussion following the presentation.

David Caputo '65 has been teaching elections and politics courses for the past 35 years. He graduated from Miami in 1965 and received his PhD from Yale University. He taught and held various administrative positions at Purdue University until 1995 when he and Alice (Miami Merger) moved to New York City and served as President of Hunter College (1995-2000) and Pace University (2000 to 2007). After his retirement from Pace, he and Alice moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where he is currently teaching the elections course at Colorado State University. He has been a contributor to various print, television and internet based election reporting over the years.