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The presidential candidates are racing across the country – and Michigan – in search of votes. The pundits are searching out shy voters and the pollsters are refining their predictions.

What really happened – and why – in the Nov. 3 general election? Find out on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at noon over Zoom.

Register now for the biennial Post-Election WrapUp hosted jointly by Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program and the Michigan Political History Society. The event is online.

“We’re sharing the polls and the prose behind Election 2020,” said political scientist Matt Grossmann, director of MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research where MPLP is an academic unit.

MPLP recruits 24 people, of both political parties, annually. They take part in 10 months of training in personal leadership, policy analysis and the paths to good governing. More than half of MPLP’s alumni are or have been serving in public office.

Grossmann will serve on the program’s pollster panel along with Bernie Porn, founding principal and president of EPIC-MRA, and Steve Mitchell, chief executive officer of Mitchell Research & Communications, Inc. Porn and Mitchell are leading Lansing-area political polling and research consultants.

Across the aisle, journalists and communication professionals will share the stories behind the hotly-contested presidential election featuring GOP incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden.

MPLP has been hosting the election follow-up event with Michigan Political History Society (MPHS) since 2002. As always, the 2020 event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be forwarded to all who registered the day before the event.

MPLP Co-Directors, both political veterans, Susy Avery, former Michigan Democratic Party chair, and Steve Tobocman, former state House Majority Floor Leader, will also be on hand at the event.

MPHS President Dan Papineau, Michigan Chamber of Commerce director of tax policy, and federal legislative and governmental consultant Roberta Stanley, MPHS vice president, are expected at the program. MPHS was founded in 1993 to help preserve Michigan’s rich political history and foster bipartisan communications and mutual respect.

IPPSR is a unit of MSU’s College of Social Science. Besides MPLP, IPPSR is home to the Public Policy Forum series, Legislative Leadership Program and Office for Survey Research and Correlates of State Policy.

See past Public Policy Forums here.