What are the odds your vote will not count?

MIT professor’s study quantifies how many mail-in ballots became “lost votes” in the 2016 U.S. federal election.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

Tags: politics research government school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science voting-and-elections

How many votes will be counted after election night?

Study measures the “blue shift” from absentee and provisional ballots, underscores uncertainties of 2020 vote.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 15, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: politics research government school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science voting-and-elections

Study uses physics to explain democratic elections

U.S. elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics politics social-sciences research government school-of-science political-science voting-and-elections

How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 4, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: social-media politics networks research behavioral-economics government sloan-school-of-management technology-and-society political-science film-and-television voting-and-elections game-theory

Political Methodology Lab to dig deep into new kinds of data | MIT News

Founder Teppei Yamamoto designs new tools to comprehend political behavior transformed by digital technology.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Feb. 15, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  social-media  politics  big-data  policy  social-sciences  research  government  behavior  democracy  technology-and-society  political-science  shass  voting-and-elections

Mens et Manus America examines election integrity | MIT News

Political scientists Charles Stewart III and Eitan D. Hersh offer insights on data, technology, and election security in an era of rising concern.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Oct. 30, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  policy  government  technology-and-society  political-science  shass  voting-and-elections

Mens et Manus America examines the politics of misinformation | MIT News

Adam Berinsky and Ezra Zuckerman Sivan present research on rumors and falsehoods in U.S. politics.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
May 22, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  government  sociology  democracy  special-events-and-guest-speakers  sloan-school-of-management  faculty  shass  voting-and-elections

In MIT visit, sociologist Arlie Hochschild discusses U.S. political divisions | MIT News

At Mens et Manus America event, Hochschild recommends three pillars of action for finding common ground among U.S. voters.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 10, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  environment  economics  inequality  social-sciences  jobs  sociology  special-events-and-guest-speakers  sloan-school-of-management  political-science  humanities  shass  voting-and-elections  race-and-gender

Bern notice | MIT News

In MIT speech, Bernie Sanders contends future of U.S. politics “must be” progressive.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 3, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  energy  politics  inequality  health-care  jobs  government  special-events-and-guest-speakers  political-science  shass  voting-and-elections

Mens et Manus America initiative launches with documentary event | MIT News

Over 200 students and faculty attend kickoff as SHASS and Sloan begin an exploration of current U.S. social, political, economic challenges.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
March 3, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  politics  anthropology  manufacturing  economics  inequality  jobs  sociology  community  special-events-and-guest-speakers  sloan-school-of-management  business-and-management  political-science  shass  film-and-television  voting-and-elections  globalization

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