President Donald Trump’s first order of business was signing an executive order that ordered federal agencies to ease the burden from Obamacare. WVLT interviewed political science professor, Richard Pacelle, to discuss the implications of Trump’s action.
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Kiley McCoy, a senior in political science, wrote a guest column for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the need for an increase in minimum wage for the working poor.
The Knoxville News Sentinel included Rich Pacelle, head of the Department of Political Science, and Krista Wiegand, associate professor of political science and national security expert at the Baker Center, in a story examining what the administration of president-elect Donald Trump’s administration would look like.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed Anthony Nownes, professor of political science, about key election indicators that would offer clues about how local and national elections would work out.
Michael Fitzgerald, a professor of political science, spoke to the Knoxville News Sentinel about the critical role North Carolina would play in the presidential election. He noted that the electoral college in that state would be a key to winning the White House.
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Michael Fitzgerald, professor of political science, about potential changes that would need to be made in the Democratic Party following this month’s presidential election.
Media outlets turned to experts from UT to help better understand the election, its aftermath, and why the polls were so wrong.
WVLT-TV Local8Now spoke with political science professor Tony Nownes about what the body language of the US presidential candidates said about them during their final debate.
Less than two weeks away from Election Day, a presidential candidate and supporters have been declaring that they believe the election system is rigged. Rich Pacelle, head of the UT Department of Political Science, in an interview with WATE-TV Channel 6 noted that the possibility of voter fraud is low, adding that less than one percent of voter fraud happens in the US.
What would happen if Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton were to drop out before the election? A UT expert weighs in.