Here are our 10 most-read posts of 2020, which supported journalists as they reported some of the decade's biggest news stories.
Adults with health problems or disabilities are less likely to vote but their numbers are enough to swing some elections, a recent analysis finds.
Today’s presidential nominees need not only convince voters that they’re the better choice but also that their party is an acceptable choice, writes Thomas E. Patterson.
"If states were to greatly expand their mail-balloting option, risks will remain, though the risks do not include some of the possibilities that have attracted substantial news coverage," writes Thomas E. Patterson.
As in their coverage of the 1948 presidential election, journalists still tend to build their narratives and candidate images around poll results.
People with chronic illnesses, mental health concerns, disabilities and the seasonal flu are less likely to vote.
Door-to-door canvassing campaigns actually work to persuade voters and sway national election outcomes – even when they don’t encourage more people to show up to the polls.
Studies show that areas with fewer local news outlets have lower levels of civic engagement, voter turnout and political accountability.
An overview of violence in Brazil to help international political reporters who are covering the October elections
Google’s “Street View” photographs can be used to predict if a town will vote Democrat or Republican. They can also be used to estimate a neighborhood's racial fabric.