Political expert sees technology as key to campaigning in coronavirus times

With primary elections getting closer, political experts say the way candidates campaign during the coronavirus pandemic will be completely new territory.

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2020, 2:48 AM

Updated 1,461 days ago

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With primary elections getting closer, political experts say the way candidates campaign during the coronavirus pandemic will be completely new territory.
Professor Christopher Malone, the founding dean for the School of Arts and Sciences at Molloy College, was recently appointed to the New York City Election Oversight Committee. He says a lot of what happens will come down to technology.
"The people who are ahead of the game on this technology are going to come out far much better," says Malone.
Malone says so many things are online now such as debates.
"And the people who are much better at getting their message across in the tinier box, not the TV box, but this computer box are gong to benefit and you are already seeing that," says Malone.
Malone also says the pandemic could change who decides to run in future elections.
"So the nurses out there who say, you know I learned a lot about public policy through being on the front lines of the coronavirus and I want to bring that into public service, you might see a whole new wave of candidates," says Malone.
As for the upcoming elections, each day campaigns are learning something new.


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