January 18, 3:54 pm
The Hammer Museum hosted a forum to discuss the results of the presidential election Tuesday night.
Two political scientists and a public policy scholar examined the effectiveness of political ad campaigns, roles of black voters and the link between racial and economic anxiety at the event titled “Election Postmortem.”
Lynn Vavreck, UCLA professor of political science and communication studies, pointed out three numbers she thought highlighted the closeness of the election: 77,000, the total votes needed in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to swing the election in favor of Hillary Clinton; 2,800,000, the total votes by which Donald Trump lost the popular vote; 58, President Barack Obama’s approval rating. Read more...