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Dickinson College to Host Virtual Panel Exploring 2020 Elections in Pennsylvania

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Analyzing the 2020 Elections in Pennsylvania

by Scout Meredith Best '21

Dickinson’s Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues will host a group of experts for the virtual event, “Analyzing the 2020 Elections in Pennsylvania: A Panel Discussion” on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in a public YouTube livestream

The panel will explore issues surrounding the 2020 election, including court challenges and policy debates following the widespread use of mail-in voting, which was expanded with wide bipartisan support in 2019.


  • Pennsylvania State Rep. Valerie Gaydos '89 has served the 44th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2018. The Republican currently serves on the House commerce, education, health and liquor control committees.
  • Attorney Matt Haverstick has represented government officials, private entities and individuals in high-profile, media-intensive litigation and appeals, ranging from major grand jury investigations to Pennsylvania Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of state laws.
  • Jean Foschi serves as the vice chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. The Democrat has worked as a paralegal, a business collections specialist and as a business lending analyst.
  • Sarah Niebler, serving as moderator, is an associate professor of political science. Her research and teaching interests are in American politics, specifically political behavior, campaigns and elections, and public opinion. Her analysis has been featured on NPR’s Hidden Brain and in The Hill and Roll Call.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science.


Published February 24, 2021