Course Description

A wide-ranging discussion of the different factors and influences in Pennsylvania on the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.


This course includes video recorded from the Washington County Bar Association's 2021 Winter Bench Bar.


Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Dr. G. Terry Madonna

    Dr. G. Terry Madonna

    At Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. Madonna is Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Professor of Public Affairs, and Director of the Franklin and Marshall College Poll. He joined F&M in May, 2004.

    For more than 30 years, Madonna has taught and written about his two academic specialties: the American presidency, and American political parties and political behavior. As a pollster in recent years, he has written extensively about voters and voting behavior. He holds a Ph.D. in political history from the University of Delaware.Before joining the faculty at Franklin and Marshall, Dr. Madonna was Professor and Chair of the Government Department and headed the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Millersville University. Director and Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg-based evening division, Master of Governmental Administration Program, 1980-1986. Master's Degree granted originally by Wharton School and then the School of Public and Urban Policy: administered evening division graduate program of approximately 125 graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in government. Madonna founded the Keystone Poll in 1992, the oldest survey produced exclusively in Pennsylvania.

    A frequent political analyst and public affair's commentator, Madonna has also provided analysis to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S.A.Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News and CBS News, to name a few. Madonna has appeared on CNN's Inside Politics, CBS News, ABC News, C-Span, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC News. He has also contributed to political web sites for MSNBC, the Hill Newspaper, Real Clear Politics, Stateline, and Fox News.The author of numerous publications in the fields of American history, American government, and American politics, Madonna has written Revolutionary Lancaster: The Leadership (1976); Reapportionment: A Primer for Pennsylvanians (1993); Merit Selection of Appellate Judges: Why Its Time Has Come (1994); Pennsylvania Votes, 1994, (1995) (with Berwood Yost); and Pennsylvania Votes: Presidential Primaries, 1972-1992: A Sourcebook (1996) (with Berwood Yost); Pivotal Pennsylvania: Presidential Politics from FDR to the Twenty-First Century (2008); Political Pennsylvania: The New Century (2014) with Michael Young) as well as chapters in books and articles in specialized publications. His writings have appeared in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, The Polling Report, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Pennsylvania History, Intellect, Academe, The Journal of Practical Politics, and the Fox News and The Hill Newspaper, as well as in many other places.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Politics and Policy Course Outline
    • Politics and Policy Part One
    • Politics and Policy Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)