Center for Politics Panel Analyzes the “Veepstakes”

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A University of Virginia Center for Politics panel of experts will analyze the “Veepstakes” from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.

Panelists will assess presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s options for vice president, whether President Donald Trump might consider replacing Vice President Mike Pence, and the importance of the vice presidential choice historically, among other topics.

Sabato’s Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik will moderate the online panel and will be joined by:

Julia Azari, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. She is a frequent commentator on American politics, and her work appears at FiveThirtyEight and Mischiefs of Faction.

David Byler, a data analyst and political columnist at the Washington Post who focuses on elections, polling, demographics, and statistics.

Joel Goldstein, a vice presidential historian and the author of The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden. He is also the Crystal Ball’s resident VP expert and the Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law Emeritus at Saint Louis University.

Theodore Johnson, a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. His work explores the role that race plays in electoral politics, issue framing, and disparities in policy outcomes.

The public is invited to join online at