Public Health

What Will Motivate Voters in 2020?

July 21, 2020  • Aspen Ideas to Go

As the presidential election heats up, voters are considering factors unique to 2020. While partisan divides and growing distrust in government may motivate some voters, there’s also deepening concern about America’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and the resulting recession. How will such a chaotic environment influence the outcome of the election, and does it hinge on swing voters? Rachel Bitecofer, senior fellow of elections at the Niskanen Center, says turning out new voters is more important than capturing swing votes. She speaks with Tamara Keith, White House correspondent for NPR, and Dan Glickman, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Congressional program. 

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