6 in 10 likely voters support voting by mail

A new survey finds that 66% of likely voters support voting by mail for all Americans for the November election and just 22% oppose that idea.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Pandemic politics: How divided are we?

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting politics and the upcoming election. But political scientist Samara Klar says the country isn't actually so divided.

Lori Harwood-Arizona • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Book: Fear of cash in politics is overblown

"We are taking on the belief that money is to blame for all that ails American politics. The reality is very different. Money does not buy elections..."

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~14 min

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What do the Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump’s taxes mean?

Two recent cases from the US Supreme Court gave President Trump both a victory and a setback, argues law professor David Sklansky.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Expert: Fraud via voting by mail is very unlikely

"Voter fraud is very rare, and the risk of widespread fraud is probably very minimal, even with all-mail elections," a political scientist argues.

Billy Morgan - U. Chicago • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

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2016 election prompts big question about role of journalists

The 2016 election has forced an ethical examination of the role of journalists: Are they neutral disseminators of information, or impassioned advocates for truth?

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

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The 2008 recession cut voter turnout. This fall, too?

Huge numbers of Americans out of work, furloughed, or struggling to make ends meet could mean a drop in voter turnout, research suggests.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: jobs united-states unemployment society-and-culture elections voters

Political donors want candidates to toe party lines

Political donors like candidates who stick with their party's positions, researchers find. Voters also tend to steer clear of candidates with extreme views.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

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Will COVID-19 disrupt Election Day 2020?

What if the nation is in the midst of another COVID-19 shutdown come Election Day in November? An expert weighs in.

Kristen deGroot-Penn • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Primary voters disagree about who should pick nominees

In a new survey, primary voters have different views on how much influence political party insiders should have in picking a party's presidential nominee.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~5 min

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