Election Beat 2022

In the weeks leading up to the 2022 U.S. election, Thomas E. Patterson is writing a series of research-based columns examining election-related topics and how journalists cover them. Patterson is Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard Kennedy School and author of “Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself?” He also conceived The Journalist’s Resource and oversaw its initial development. Patterson can be contacted at thomas_patterson@harvard.edu.