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100 Years of the Women’s Vote and the 2020 Election

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Julie Glenn and Dr. Sandra Pavelka in the WGCU Performance Studio

The centennial of women having the right to vote couldn’t have landed in a more pivotal year. The 2020 General Election is one of the most intensely polarized in recent memory, and that has pundits, pollsters, and politicians looking to generalize voting blocks — like female voters — in an attempt to solicit their vote, or to guess which way the group may swing.

But no group of voters in this election is easy to pin down. Especially women.

We talk with Dr. Sandra Pavelka, professor in the Department of Political Science & Public Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University, about how women have historically voted and what implications that history may have on this year’s election.