Capitol Weekly and the McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy present A Post-Mortem of the 2020 Election.

This program was an exciting, unique and informative overview of the most intensely-watched election in a lifetime, providing analysis, opinions and insight. What happened? Why? What happens next?

Keynote address by Ace Smith of SCRB Strategies.

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9AM. Panel 1: Polls – Right or Wrong?

Since 2016, pollsters have come under increased scrutiny for real or perceived ‘misses’ in high profile contests. How accurate were the polls this time, and what does polling look like in future races?

Ruth Bernstein, EMC Research; Mark DiCamillo, Berkeley IGS Poll; Paul Mitchell, Political Data Inc.; Ben Tulchin, Tulchin Research

Moderated by Marisa Lagos, KQED

10:30AM. Panel 2: The Face of The Electorate

As California and the rest of the country trend younger and more diverse, so does the electorate. In California, more voters are registering than ever, and interest in elections is at an all-time high. Who are the voters in 2020?

Shakari Byerly, EVITARUS;  Mindy Romero, Center for Inclusive Democracy; Roger Salazar, ALZA Strategies; Rob Stutzman, Stutzman Public Affairs

Moderated by Dan Morain, Sacramento Press Club

NOON: Keynote by Ace SmithSCRB Strategies

Ace Smith has long been California’s go-to Democratic campaign consultant, working with everyone from Jerry Brown to Bill Clinton, and most recently, guiding Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. If the Biden/Harris ticket wins, he expects Californians to be major players in the new administration.

1PM. Panel 3: The Ballot Propositions

We examine the high profile, high-dollar battles over Prop 22 (App-based contractors initiative), Prop 25 (Bail Reform) and Prop 15 (Split Roll) as well as the lesser-followed but important initiatives decided by voters on November 3.

Brandon Castillo, Bicker Castillo & Fairbanks; Jim DeBoo, DeBoo Communications; Mary-Beth Moylan, McGeorge School of Law; Robin Swanson, Swanson Communications

Moderated by Nicole Nixon, Capital Public Radio

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