These days just about the only thing Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on is that the 2016 presidential election has been one of the most consequential in American history. To counterbalance the partisan rancor, media outlets often turn to academic scholars to provide data and research-based analysis. Rice Magazine asked nine Rice faculty members — experts in fields as diverse as presidential history, political behavior, electronic voting security and international relations — to comment on this historically contentious election season. (Their statements will be updated to include thoughts on the election results after Nov. 8.) Read the statements at http://magazine.rice.edu/2016/10/a-parliament-of-election-experts/.