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The Year in Politics

This week Town Square reflects on the events that defined 2020 in a three-part special series. These memorable roundtable discussions feature some of our favorite guests in the past year to discuss the leading events that have shaped our lives.

  • Harris County election worker Romanique Tillman prepares mail-in ballots to be sent out to voters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston.  (Photo Credit: David J. Phillip / AP Photo)
    Harris County election worker Romanique Tillman prepares mail-in ballots to be sent out to voters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston. (Photo Credit: David J. Phillip / AP Photo)
  • President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, prepares to speak at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.  (Photo Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
    President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, prepares to speak at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Photo Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
  • Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, accompanied by President-elect Joe Biden, speaks at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.  (Photo Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, accompanied by President-elect Joe Biden, speaks at The Queen theater, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Photo Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
  • In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. As the court on Friday, Dec. 12, rejected a Texas-based lawsuit to overturn the election results, not even Trump’s three high court appointees were willing to rise to the defense of the president. (Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)
    In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. As the court on Friday, Dec. 12, rejected a Texas-based lawsuit to overturn the election results, not even Trump’s three high court appointees were willing to rise to the defense of the president. (Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)
  • People flooded the streets to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump on Saturday in Portland, Ore.  (Photo Credit: Paula Bronstein/AP Photo)
    People flooded the streets to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump on Saturday in Portland, Ore. (Photo Credit: Paula Bronstein/AP Photo)
  • Trump supporters sing the National Anthem while protesting the presidential election results at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.  (Photo Credit: David Goldman/AP Photo)
    Trump supporters sing the National Anthem while protesting the presidential election results at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (Photo Credit: David Goldman/AP Photo)

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The Year in Politics reflects on the largest mail-in ballot election, tumultuous lawsuits, protests, and outcomes of the presidential election. Our experts also look at how the government's response to COVID-19 impacted the economy.

  • MaryJane Mudd, president of the League of Women Voters of Houston
  • Jon Taylor, professor and department chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Dietrich von Biedenfeld, professor of Business Law, University of Houston – Downtown.

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