North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on CBS 2 Chicago

Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo weighs in on Trump fighting the transition post-election

The votes may almost be counted, but President Donald Trump’s fight to stay in the White House is just beginning—all while Joe Biden will be assembling a transition team. President Trump has no plans to concede if Biden is the projected winner. Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with Dana Kozlov of CBS 2 Chicago, where he discussed that even if Trump won’t concede, it will not stop Biden’s transition plans—event if there are legal battles waiting. Biden’s transition could always come to a halt if President Trump is declared the winner after all.

“He has the right to challenge the ballots if he thinks there’s wrongdoing, and the courts have the right to decide if there is or isn’t,” said Dr. Caliendo. “It’s the rhetoric that’s the problem. It is absolutely unacceptable. It needs to stop. It’s false.”

Click here to watch the full interview on CBS 2 Chicago.