Political science expert weighs in on presidential candidates message

With five states too close to call, people across the country and here at home are on the edge and the President’s claims of fraud aren’t helping.

Posted: Nov 5, 2020 7:40 PM

REDDING, Calif. – With five states too close to call, people across the country and here at home are on edge and the President’s claims of fraud aren’t helping.

Charley Turner, a political science professor at Chico State University, says there’s a distinct difference between the candidates' message to the people.

“I think what you saw from Joe Biden's statement was reflective of just that,” said Turner.

“[Biden] said [they’re] really optimistic, that kind of language. Trump's was a little more decisive.”
Turner also says it's inappropriate for the president to declare victory when there isn't a clear winner just yet. But some people disagree saying the President is a bold person.

“He's more of an outgoing personality than I am and he would do that, where I'm more laid back and I would just wait for the outcome,” said Allen Duschka from Carson City.

Turner adds a person can challenge the electoral system, to make sure that the voting process is fair and is in line with state law.

But a lot of people tell Action News Now they still support President Trump but believes he needs to tone down what he says on social media.

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