State lawmakers who cannot seek reelection sponsor fewer bills, serve on fewer legislative committees and skip more roll-call votes, according to a new study from the University of Chicago and Stanford.
New research contradicts claims media organizations and political commentators have made about unusually high levels of political involvement among the public in 2016.
Few mayors run for higher office. And female mayors are even less likely to view positions such as governor and U.S. senator as appealing.
Wealthy individuals and national advocacy groups are using their cash to get people who support education reforms elected to local school boards.
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.