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North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Stephen Caliendo debriefs the final presidential debate

There are less than two weeks to go to Election Day and many Americans are still left undecided. With events like the final presidential debate, which took place on Thursday, October 22, it is an opportunity for both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to provide a closing argument to their voting bases.

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago and provided a political analysis on what took place during the final presidential debate.

“It’s hard not to think about the 2016 map and which states broke for President Donald Trump and how Vice President Joe Biden is leading in many of those states,” said Dr. Caliendo. “Remember in 2016, the polls were wrong in a number of states—Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan—so, voter turnout will matter. We know it will be higher than it was in 2016, maybe the highest we have seen in modern times for a variety of reasons. The path to the presidency is narrow. The path for Joe Biden is larger because there are states now in play like Arizona. If those break differently, there is a lot of combinations of electoral votes that could lead right into the presidency.”

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.