Persily On Upcoming Primaries In LA, VA, MD, DC
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COLUMBIA LAW EXPERT ON AMERICAN POLITICS CAN DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS OF UPCOMING PRIMARIES
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February 8, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School Professor Nathaniel Persily, an expert on American politics and election law, is available to speak with reporters about the implications of tomorrow’s presidential primaries in Louisiana and Washington State, as well as the primaries next Tuesday in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
PERSILY: “The upcoming primaries and caucuses look very promising for Barack Obama. He has performed well in red states, caucus states, and states with large African American populations. As with all the contests up till now though, that fact is like a double edged sword. Expectations will be raised for Obama to outperform Clinton for the rest of February, such that if he fails to meet expectations (not merely defeat Clinton) the media may emphasize his vulnerability.”
Nathaniel Persily, Professor of Law, can be reached on his cell at 917-570-3223 or at [email protected].
Nathaniel Persily, an expert on voting rights, election law, constitutional law, and American politics, has been a court-appointed expert for redistricting cases in Georgia, Maryland and New York, and has served as an expert witness or outside counsel in similar cases in California and Florida. He has an upcoming book on the Supreme Court.
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