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North Central College dean interviewed on ABC 7 Chicago

Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo talks about ‘dueling town halls’ amid the race to the election

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump both appeared in town halls on Thursday, October 15, but some voters say they'll be tuning out. With the election three weeks away and voting currently underway, experts say that events like these will be a key component in swaying the undecided voters.

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with ABC 7 Chicago reporter Craig Wall about the town hall events and what it could mean ahead of the election.

“I don’t think these [town halls] are about persuasion, I think it’s about turnout, making sure people vote, get enthusiastic about a candidate or being excited to voted against one of the candidates, either way,” said Caliendo. “It’s about solidifying people’s feelings about these folks.”

Click here to watch the full interview on ABC 7 Chicago.