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Richard-PacelleWith election season underway, Richard Pacelle, Jr. has weighed in on a number of election-related issues and trends. WATE and WBIR highlighted Pacelle’s insight as to why last-minute political ads have recently began surfacing in East Tennessee. WATE also featured Pacelle weighing in on the pros and cons of voting early.

In other election news, religious southerners have given Donald Trump their blessing. Pacelle said Trump can keep winning primaries as long as he faces two or more other candidates in the race, as featured in The Daily Item and Tribune Star.

Pacelle is the head of the Department of Political Science.