Claims of election fraud were a prominent feature in the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. He repeatedly warned that the election would be “stolen” from him. We look at the research and find fraud is more often spin than fact.
People with little interest in politics vote more during violent wars, a 2016 study in the American Journal of Political Science finds. Overall, people vote less if there have been few recent war deaths.
2015 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network and a University of Minnesota researcher looks at whether Americans with chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease are more or less likely to vote in elections.