Dr. Rachel Bitecofer
Rachel is a renowned political scientist. Bitecofer was recognized for predicting the size of the "Blue Wave" in the 2018 United States midterm elections much more early than other forecasters. She first predicted that Democrats would pick up 42 seats in the House of Representatives in September 2018, revising her forecast to 45 seats in November, just days before the election even as others were revising their estimates downwards. Democrats ultimately gained 41 seats in the House election, making her prediction one of the most accurate of that cycle. She then used the same theory to anticipate that Democrats would recapture the presidency more than a year out from the election.