Tony Smith

“We start with the elections. … Tony Smith is a political science and law professor at UC Irvine. … So, do people really give a hoot about whether President Biden or former President Trump shows up at a rally? ““Well, you know they probably don’t – but one of the things that happens is, because they’re the very big names, the rally will get more local news coverage and it will remind people that they need to go vote,” said Smith.

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