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Election 2008: Making Sense of It All

Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas will lead a program, “Election 2008: Making Sense of It All,” starting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua. The program is free and open to all.

Lucas's talk is part of the library's “Election 2008 Series,” and offers patrons a chance to learn, explore and talk election politics over a cup of coffee in the Community Meeting Room.

He will review and refresh the audience's understanding of the U.S. electoral process and compare it with that of other countries, including such hot issues as the possibility of electing the first black or woman president; the impact of the youth vote and generational differences; the role of local caucuses and primaries; candidate strategies; the role of religion, the media and money; fairness of the election process; the popular vote and the electoral college; answering the age-old question, “Does my vote really matter?”

A member of the faculty since 2000, Lucas teaches courses on Introduction to American Politics, Elections and Voting, Political Parties in the United States, and the The American Congress. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his M.A. and Ph.D. from State University at Binghamton.

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