Wealthy individuals and national advocacy groups are using their cash to get people who support education reforms elected to local school boards.
Americans are not all enjoying the same life expectancy gains. The differences, when mapped by county, could have predicted the 2016 presidential election.
Talk of fake news dominated the 2016 presidential election cycle. New research examines how people fall for such disinformation.
Running for office in the United States is an expensive affair. Immense sums change hands. This tip sheet will help journalists find and track the influence of money in politics.
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.
State supreme court judges who rely on public financing to fund their elections become less likely to favor attorneys who have donated to their campaigns in the past, a 2016 study suggests.
Politicians in developing democracies appear more likely to win reelection if they claim to have secured foreign aid, even if they had nothing to do with it.
People are unlikely to bet against their own preferences in sports or politics, new research suggests, even when such “emotional hedging” may be in their interest.
Research in the
American Journal of Political Science suggests a higher turnout among minorities in voting districts where minorities make up most of the voting-age population.
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.