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.
2016 study in the
American Journal of Political Science that looks at the effectiveness of preregistration laws, which allow youth to register to vote before they are eligible to vote.
2016 roundup of research focusing on the role of party nominating conventions in the presidential election cycle.
2009 study from the Harvard Kennedy School surveying presidential nominating contests and historic voter participation patterns in the United States.
2016 study published in
American Politics Research looks at how convenience voting, including early voting, has affected the number of disabled voters who participate in U.S. elections.
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2016 talk in which Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of
The New York Times, weighs in on the quality of the media's 2016 campaign coverage.
2015 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network and University of California, Berkeley that looks at how the timing of elections influences voter turnout and how organized groups benefit from off-cycle elections and low turnout.
Roundup of 2014 and 2015 research on issues relevant to the 2016 campaign, including the nomination process, debates, partisanship, scandals, financing, polling and social media.
2014-2015 scholarship that provides new insights on the Iowa caucuses and suggests that the demographics of participants may be changing.
2014 review of data and scholarship relating to voter behavior in U.S. midterm elections, with a focus on a Duke University study analyzing the 2010 cycle.