Thu, Dec. 03, 2020
11 am - 2 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago



The 2020 presidential election has provided Americans with one of the wildest political roller-coaster rides in 20 years. Predicted to be a blowout, a winner wasn’t announced until four days after Election Day as Americans waited for the votes to be counted. Even now, contestants on both sides anticipate a court battle before the results are finalized. At this year's annual conference, the Baker Institute’s Presidential Elections Program hosted political experts from around the country to examine the lead-up to the elections and the ramifications of the aftermath during a three-day program.

On the final day of the conference, journalists and political consultants offered their perspectives on what happened in 2020 and what to expect in terms of the legislative and policy process in 2021 and 2022.

For more details, please see the agenda below. To view information for the other two days, please click here.

This event was sponsored by the Presidential Elections Program. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerElections.

Panel IV

Panel V


Agenda — Day 3

11:00 am


11:05 am

Panel IV — A View from the Campaign Bus

Moderated by: Jamie Gangel, Special Correspondent, CNN

Jonathan Allen
Senior Political Analyst, NBC News

Gromer Jeffers
Political Writer, Dallas Morning News

Karen Tumulty
Columnist, The Washington Post

12:30 pm

Panel V — Governance and Politics in the Aftermath of the 2020 Presidential Election

Moderated by: Michael Nelson, Ph.D., Fulmer Professor of Political Science, Rhodes College; Senior Fellow, University of Virginia’s Miller Center; Senior Contributing Editor and Book Editor, Cook Political Report

Dave Carney
President and CEO, Norway Hill Associates, Inc.; Special Assistant to President George H.W. Bush; National Field Director and Director of Political Affairs, Bush/Quayle 1992 Re-election Campaign 

Celinda Lake
Political Strategist, Lake Research Partners

Amy Walter
National Editor, Cook Political Report

1:45 pm

Closing Remarks


Thu, Dec. 03, 2020
11 am - 2 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago