Fellow Talks

Bill Whalen: The Road to 2020, Who Holds the Trump Card?

via Hoover Institution
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Bill Whalen

Recorded on August 9, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, defying projections by garnering 306 electoral votes; and also talks about how Trump could prevent falling below the 270 votes required to win the 2020 election. Whalen focuses on 10 states that have played pivotal roles in past elections and identifies others that will be important in 2020. He also sheds light on the upcoming gubernatorial elections in various states, including those that will have a major impact on the presidential race. He further describes how the candidate’s age is an important factor for voters. Lastly, Bill focuses on the nature of the attacks Trump will likely face from his opposition.