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.
"In 2020, Hispanics and Asian Americans -- the nation’s two largest recent immigrant groups -- deserve close attention," writes Harvard professor Thomas E. Patterson
When Democratic presidential candidates appeal to Latino voters, white Democrats become less supportive, a study finds.
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.
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.