As of this morning, Joe Biden holds a lead nationally over Donald Trump that most polls put at 51% – 43%. But you may recall that in 2016 Hillary Clinton won 2.87 million more popular votes than Donald Trump. But because Mr. Trump won more electoral votes, by winning a number of states by tiny margins, he won the presidency. If Joe Biden wins with a substantial majority of both popular votes and electoral votes, a peaceful and efficient transfer of power may occur. BUT, if the vote is close, litigation is likely to follow the election. With a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court, one possibility is that President Trump could once again lose the popular vote but win a second term, either via the Electoral College or the SCOTUS. Who wins could come down to the votes that get counted (or don’t get counted) after November 3rd. These could include thousands of votes by members of the military, many of whom have expressed their disapproval of the President. In short, I would put the odds at 50-50 that we won’t go to bed on Tuesday night knowing who our next president is, and we may experience unprecedented litigation and aggitation in the days following Election Day. We may face an unprecedented constitutional crisis.
With these comments in mind, read this article (https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/assessing-constitutional-and-legal-challenges-2020-election) and listen to this webinar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBdx8HwTScQ&feature=youtu.be%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank%22%20%5Co%20%22https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBdx8HwTScQ&feature=youtu.be )
Then answer the following questions and discuss them with your class colleagues:
- What are the constitutional issues raised by the 2020 election that are discussed by the panelists?
- What are your views on these constitutional issues?
Overall, social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube have introduced a new and modern way of approaching the fashion industry and has shown how important it is to build a relationship with consumers by using influencers to make a brand more desirable and be something that is a necessity. Social media has also shown how people like to be in the know and be able to feel a personal connection to a brand. In the next chapter I will be looking at how the high-end brand Burberry uses social media on regards to the topics I investigated and discussed in this chapter. CHAPTER 2: Burberry For my research I decided to analyse how high-end and high-street brands use social media and influencers to benefit their businesses. I will look at marketing strategies, how they interact with their audiences and how they approach body image. Burberry is a well-known British brand that captures the quintessential style of Britain. They are known for their classic designs and timeless silhouettes that are sentimental to British history. Burberry may appeal more to an older audience but in recent years they have become more desirable to a younger audience due to influencers advertising the brand. In terms of the market this strategy this will increase sales to the brands target audience, social media helps this happen because they can approach the right people. An example of Burberry doing this is sharing pictures of celebrities like Stormzy (fig.1) who are relatable and is someone that an audience has watched grow to the point where he is able to wear a luxury brand like Burberry. Using someone like Stormzy also shows that Burberry have a sense of diversity and that anyone from any background can wear and use their products. This helps with marketing because Stormzy’s audience and followers will want to investigate the brand and see it as something they would want to wear.>GET ANSWER