August 15, 2020

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

NY Attorney General Sues to Dissolve NRA (CTV News Channel) 

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger vs. Delegate Nick Freitas – Edition #1 (Virginia Seven Newsletter) 

Trump, Trade and Tariff’s on the Drive with Jock Wilson 9 (CHQR segment on US- Canada Trade)

With Tactics Honed On Climate Change, Ken Cuccinelli Turned to the Portland Streets (Inside Climate News)

Donald Trump v. COVID-19 (CTV News Channel)

Hogan Passes Torch to Cuomo, Reflects on Role of Governors and Trump in the Pandemic (Maryland Matters)

Poll Shows Growing Distrust of Media Among Americans (Courthouse News Service) 

Manhattan D.A. Trump Investigation (CTV News Channel)

Mail-In Voting / COVID And Inequality (WHRO public radio Hear/Say)

Stalemate Over Unemployment Insurance (CTV News Channel)

Trump Pushes for Election Day Delay (CTV News Channel) 

Trump suggested election delay to distract US from worst slump in economy, says Internet: ‘A complete failure’ (MEAWW) 

‘President Pelosi’ trends after Trump suggests delaying 2020 elections, House Speaker would be ‘next in line’ (MEAWW) 

Trump suggests delaying 2020 elections, claims mail-in voting amid pandemic will be ‘incorrect and fraudulent’ (MEAWW) 

Obama slams Trump for pushing ‘nativist, racist, sexist’ fears during private meetings with party donors: Report (MEAWW) 

Farnsworth Lectures on Presidential Communication

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture, “Presidential Communication and Character,” for the Character Assassination and Reputation Politics Research Lab at George Mason University. The talk focused on Professor Farnsworth’s recent book, “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump.”

Information on the book is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Presidential-Communication-Character-Stephen-Farnsworth/dp/1138212237

Farnsworth has also commented on several regional and national news stories:

Trump suggests delaying 2020 elections, claims mail-in voting amid pandemic will be ‘incorrect and fraudulent’ (MEAWW) 

Trump’s COVID-19 Response (CTV News Channel)

U.S. Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Dies (CTV News Channel)

Election Update (cp24.com) 

100 Days Until U.S. Presidential Election (CTV News Channel) 

Pandemic and Polling (cp24.com)

Tell-All Book by Trump’s Niece (CTV News Channel)

U.S. election swing states: Virginia is for… Democrats? (New Statesman)

Farnsworth Lectures on U.S. Voter Suppression

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently discussed his research on national and state-level efforts to suppress voter turnout in advance of the 2020 elections during an online discussion with NextGen activists.

A link to the conversation is available here: https://www.facebook.com/NextGenNorthCarolina/videos/588951375095206

Dr. Farnsworth also offered comments in the following regional and national news stories:

Large Virginia county ends immigration enforcement agreement (The Washington Post)

Gutzman Considering Bid to Become Virginia’s First Hispanic Lt. Governor (NPR)

Trump Holds Rally in Phoenix (CTV News Channel)

This is a ‘failure of political leadership’ (CTV News Channel)

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

G.O.P. Congressman Faces Primary After Officiating Same-Sex Wedding (The New York Times)

Rep. Riggleman ousted in Virginia GOP convention after presiding over same-sex marriage (The Hour; The Washington Post)

Republican congressman’s gay wedding role draws challenge at parking lot convention (Reuters)

Biden wants the media to cover more of his events, and Trump does too (CNY Central; mycbs4.com; abc6onyourside.com)

New Charges Against Police in Floyd Case (CTV News Channel)

Trump Eyes Executive Order on Policing (CTV News Channel)

U.S. Racial and Political Divisions (CTV News Channel)

Trump Changes Rally from ‘Juneteenth’ (CTV News Channel)

Virginia Governor Orders Removal of Confederate Statue Amid Protests (Courthouse News Service)

Rep. Harris’ Loyalty to Trump Appears Unbreakable (Maryland Matters.org)

Democratic candidates label Good, who defeated Riggleman, ‘extremist’ (Nelson County Times)

Mornings on the Mall (WMAL)

Farnsworth Comments on Trump’s Attacks on Mail-In Voting

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, was recently interviewed by Courthouse News about Trump’s attacks on mail-in voting.

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, which is nestled inside Fredericksburg, wasn’t surprised by the increased absentee turnout. In a phone interview, he said voters not only enjoy the convenience and safety of voting by mail, but it is commonplace even in some red states.

“Trump is trying to make absentee voting a partisan issue but it’s really not. Some of the most Republican states in the country have mail-in ballot systems statewide,” Farnsworth said about the president’s Twitter outburst. Read more.

Farnsworth Comments on Upcoming Elections in Henrico Citizen

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth, who is also the director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented in the Henrico Citizen on the possibility of using mail-in or absentee ballots for upcoming elections.

The groups are asking for provisions such as free or prepaid postage, allowing ballots postmarked by election day to count, in addition to extending early voting periods for in-person voting. Two possible alternatives to replace voting in person are mail-in and absentee ballots, according to Stephen Farnsworth, a professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg that specializes in media and elections.

Farnsworth believes it’s unlikely that the November U.S. presidential election will be delayed, but said voters may see changes at the polls.

“Even for states that don’t make the switch away from largely in-person voting, you can expect much greater opportunities for no-excuse-required early and absentee voting,” Farnsworth said. Read more.

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Grading the region’s coronavirus response: Hogan 1st, Northam last, and Bowser in the middle (The Washington Post)

National Media Discover Gov. Hogan: ’The Republican Who Gets It’ (Maryland Matters)

Viewpoints with Todd van der Hey (CJAD Montreal)

Virginia Judge Loosens Ballot Signature Rules Amid Pandemic (Courthouse News Service)

Farnsworth to Moderate Panel Discussion on Democratic Candidates

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, will moderate a panel discussion at a free public forum on the Democratic presidential candidates this evening, Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the downtown Fredericksburg Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

Sponsored by Fredericksburg-area supporters of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the forum will bring together speakers representing Sanders, Buttigieg, Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The event is co-sponsored by a variety of local organizations, some with political affiliation and others—such as Fossil Free Fredericksburg, the Fredericksburg Area Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the National Pan Hellenic Council of Greater Fredericksburg and the Stafford Branch of the NAACP—that do not endorse any candidate.

 

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Virginia’s Major Role on Super Tuesday (WJLA ABC-7)

Early Voting for Presidential Primary on Pace to Break Recent Record (VPM)

Virginia Senators Advance Package of Gun-Control Bills (Courthouse News Service)

Push for Redistricting Reform Still Alive in Virginia (Courthouse News Service)

Two Prince William delegates back Sanders, while other legislators stay out of the fight (Inside Nova)

 

Farnsworth Publishes Chapter on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of a book chapter, “Late Night TV Humor and the Culture of Ridicule,” which was published in the Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management. Further information on the book can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Character-Assassination-and-Reputation-Management/Samoilenko-Icks-Keohane-Shiraev/p/book/9781138556584

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Analysis: 1,000+ Democrat-backed bills pass by crossover Republican tally trails  (Virginia Business; NBC 12)

Experts, Democrats cast doubt on Barr’s denial of Trump influence at DOJ (WJLA; KTVO; WRGB)

Democratic Debate in Las Vegas (WRVA)

Public forum will present policy positions of Democratic presidential candidates (Culpeper Star-Exponent)

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Why the rise of Michael Bloomberg in the polls? (La Razon)
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The Battle for Nevada (CTV News Channel)

Sanders Wins New Hampshire (CTV News Channel)

Bloomberg to Hit Debate Stage in Vegas (CTV News Channel)

 

Farnsworth Delivers Lecture on Virginia Politics

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, delivered an invited lecture entitled, “The 2020 Virginia Legislative Session and the 2019 Virginia Midterm Election,” at the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance.

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Virginia Democrats push progressive agenda — with a dose of caution (The Washington Post)

Ghost of Harry Byrd Haunts Virginia Assembly (Alexandria Gazette)

At the Halfway Point, What Has the New Democratic Majority Focused on in Richmond? (WVTF)

‘The real winner is Klobuchar’ — reaction to the surging candidate and more after Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire (Market Watch)

Virginia Democrats See Long-Awaited Returns at 2020 Midpoint (Courthouse News Service)

General Assembly at Half-Way (WRVA)

Romney’s Impeachment Vote Unlikely to Spoil his 2024 Utah Dreams Despite Trump’s Popularity Surge: Experts (MEAWW.com)

Is Biden Finished? (CP24 TV Toronto)

New Hampshire Primary (CP24 Toronto Today)