The first Fall 2020 lecture in the Fairhaven Lecture Series will take place via Webex on Monday, September 21st, at 3 p.m.: Dr. Susan Johnson, associate professor, Political Science, and assistant dean, College of Letters and Sciences, will talk about “A Recap of the 2020 Presidential Nomination Process.” The Fall theme is Election 2020: Candidates, Campaigns, and Crises. View the entire schedule and mark your calendars!
You can search the ProQuest Global Newsstream database for news sources’ articles and op-eds published throughout the nomination process, such as “The Presidential primary process is broken. Here’s how we can fix it“ (The Washington Post (Online), May 01, 2019), “Washington’s [state] 2020 election changes: Presidential vote process requires the entire year“ (Spokesman Review, Sep 25, 2019), “Haphazard presidential nominating system begins with Democratic debate” (The Gazette [Colorado Springs, CO], Jun 15, 2019), “How Minnesota’s switch to a presidential primary might impact the 2020 election“(MinnPost.com, Apr 23, 2019), “FairVote: Hawaii and Kansas to use ranked choice voting ballots in 2020 primaries“ (Targeted News Service, Oct 11, 2019), and many more. In addition, there have been many scholarly journal articles and books written about the process, e.g., Strategic decision-making in presidential nominations: When and why party elites decide to support a candidate (2014 ebook), and Reforming the presidential nomination process (2009 ebook).
For assistance with finding additional resources, such as articles or books, please ask a librarian (visit or contact staff at the Reference Desk, email, chat, or make an appointment).