May 28, 2020

Trump’s sales pitch: I’ve got a list for you (Politico)

Trump Blasts Efforts to Expand Absentee Voting During Pandemic (Courthouse News Service)

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 Delivers American University Online Lecture on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture to American University students entitled, “Political Humor and the Donald Trump Presidency,” which was drawn from his new co-authored book, Late Night With Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency. More info on the book is available here.

Man of the Hour (Style Weekly)

Democratic Primary Canceled in New York (Courthouse News Service)

Jill Biden would ‘love’ Michelle Obama as Joe’s running mate but says former First Lady isn’t interested (MEAWW)

Virginia Lawmakers Reject Bid to Delay May Elections (Courthouse News Service)

Some State Democrats Want May Elections to Take Place in June Instead of November (WVTF)

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

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:

A Look at What to Expect from the General Assembly Next Week (WVTF)

Virginia Lawmakers Reject Bid to Delay May Elections (Courthouse News Service)

Can Michelle Obama be Joe Biden’s running mate? Experts say she is popular and a ‘very effective choice’ (meaww)

University of Mary Washington on WHRV 89.5