For those still reeling from the general election on Tuesday, clarity may be offered on Friday, November 11, when popular Salem City Club election analyst, Ed Dover, returns to explain it all. Dover, Professor of Political Science at Western Oregon University, will analyze the results of the 2016 general election, focusing on:
• The outcome, meaning, and long term significance of the presidential election.
• Congressional elections and their relationship to the presidential outcome.
• The independence of the Oregon elections from national patterns.
Dover has taught political science for 39 years, with the last 29 having been at Western Oregon University. Some of his relevant classes are, Presidential Elections, Political Parties and Pressure Groups, Congress and the Presidency and Constitutional Law.
The analysis of American presidential elections has been Dover’s primary research area for many years. He has written six books on this topic since coming to Oregon. The most recent, On Message: Television Advertising by the Presidential Candidates in Election 2008, focuses on the personal and political narratives the various candidates employed in their advertising during the nomination and general election campaigns. In 2014, his research paper on the narratives used by the presidential candidates in televised advertising in 2012 was selected as the best paper of 2014 annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association.
City Club members can expect a lively and informed discussion this Friday. Register by Wednesday, November 9 to be part of the event.
A Postmortem on the 2016 Elections: What Happened?
With Ed Dover
Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Salem City Club
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill St. SE