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How October Surprises Affect Presidential Elections

PUBLISHED: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:59:48 GMT


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From President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis in early October to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just one week before Election Day, there have been no shortage of surprise headlines during the 2020 election cycle. These events are known as October surprises, and there’s a big question of whether they have an impact on how Americans vote. Watch the video above to learn how much power late-cycle surprises really have over election results.

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