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Election, Economy, Leadership During Pandemic

While political parties campaign for the White House and for elections up and down the ballot this November, it may be the Electoral College differs with the popular vote again this year. Find out why in this latest edition of the State of the State Podcast from IPPSR Associate Director Arnold Weinfeld, State of the State Survey Director Charles Ballard and Michigan Political Leadership Co-Directors Susy Avery and Steve Tobocman.

The economy and upcoming deadlines to apply for Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellowships and buy tickets to this year's MPLP dinner with pundit and analyst Larry Sabato. He's director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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