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Voter Turnout

A Method to His Madness? Rigged Elections, Media Bias, and Voter Turnout

Kirby Goidel | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

Let’s start with what may be the understatement of the year: Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was often surprising, occasionally shocking. He ...

Elections Are Won by Votes, Not Likes and Shares

David Sable | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
David Sable

"Politics is just like show business." - Ronald Reagan It's hard to argue with that sentiment after the recent US election. However, my interest is ...

Disturbed By Current Politics? Here's How To Get Involved

Tim Rymel | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

A lot of us are looking for ways to get involved; we just don't know what to do. The important thing to know is that we are not helpless. However, we must work together to make change.

Blaming The Electoral College Oversimplifies The Problem

Byron Williams | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

Can you name the only two presidents who have won the popular vote in three consecutive elections? The first and most obvious would be Franklin Roose...

Trump's Win Isn't All About White People: Clinton Lost Black and Brown Votes In Key States

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s surprising win, part of the “why” picture that has emerged is an uncomfortable truth for Democrats: Hillary C...

Democrats Hoping ‘Trump Effect’ Would Drive Latino Turnout Neglected Engagement Work

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

On Sept. 5, 2014, Democratic National Committee leaders received a proposal for a plan to boost the Hispanic voter turnout rate using direct mail, pho...

Samantha Bee Doesn't 'Want To Hear A Goddamn Word' About Black Voter Turnout

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.12.2016 | Entertainment

Samantha Bee kicked off her show with a passionate monologue on Wednesday’s episode of “Full Frontal” and criticized anyone who helped Donald Tr...

The Most Important Reason For You To Vote This Election Has Nothing To Do With Clinton Or Trump

Andy Manatos | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Andy Manatos

For decades, our collective confidence in the strength of our democracy has enabled us to shrug off our consistently dismal voter turnout, among the lowest in the developed world.

Clinton And Trump 2016: A Battle To Win Over Ambivalent Voters

The Conversation US | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

This presidential campaign has two historically unpopular candidates. Both nominees are viewed unfavorably by more than 50 percent of the electorate.

Stop Reading The Polls And Think

Neil McCarthy | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

This week's post-Labor Day, now-is-the-real-start-of-the-campaign news is that Hillary and His Tweetness are starting to get pretty close in the polls. No matter that Clinton still has a 75% plus chance of winning when all the relevant data is analyzed.

Engaged Voters Are Internet-Connected Voters

Sarah Pike | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Sarah Pike

That's a big portion of voters that many local politicians are missing. And for those low-income, limited-access groups who prioritize social media, those platforms may be one of the only venues they have to get involved with local politics.

The Small Accomplishment Of A Big Turnout

Stefan Hankin | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Stefan Hankin

Even if we give Mr. Trump full credit as the cause of the increase in civic participation, an analysis of the data available to us suggests that the voters Donald Trump has pulled into the process are not the ones he needs to win in the general election.

More Americans Give To Charity Than Vote

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact

When it comes to performing their civic duty, Americans are more inclined to give charity than cast their ballots at the polls. During the most recent...

If Black Lives Matter, Then Black Votes Count

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

The California Community Foundation and Public Policy Institute of California hosted an annual Speakership Series on California's Future last week in Los Angeles.

Is Bernie or Bust Having Unintended Consequences?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Don't buy into the the fantasy that the Republicans have been creating for years, that Hillary is dishonest or weak. We have seen time after time, in one expensive and unwarranted investigation after the next, that she is neither.

The Real Reason Uber And Lyft Left Austin

Andrew Watts | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Andrew Watts

I have no doubt that Uber and Lyft will be back in Austin soon, but until then, the real "losers" in this situation are the thousands of full-time drivers in Austin who have just been put out of work with less than 48 hours' notice.

Watch Old People Explain Why They Couldn't Care Less About Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green

Why should young people care about climate change enough to vote? Because polls show that senior citizens, some of the nation's most active voters, ar...

Presidential Primary Turnout and the Importance of Primary Position

Lonna Atkeson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Lonna Atkeson

Placed in a party position context, the Democratic and Republican primary turnout in 2016 look more expected and normal. We would expect higher turnout because it is an open contest and we would expect even higher turnout for the party that has been out of power, which is what we see.

Shaking Off the Slacktivism

Richard Jeter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Richard Jeter

Look, I don't really care who you're voting for. Well...I do, but it's not my place to tell you how to ruin your country. I mean, run your life. What matters is, you get out there, you make your voice heard, and you counter-balance my friend's uncle.

Hurry, Hurry ... Step Right Up to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of ...Divisiveness??

Jade Greear | Posted 03.15.2016 | Teen
Jade Greear

Donald Trump supporters are their own worst enemy. Not Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims or any of those targeted by the ideological -- and as we've seen at h...

Everything You Need To Know About The Bad Democratic Turnout Numbers

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- So far in the Democratic primary, there's only one set of circumstances in which the party is producing strong voter turnout: When Berni...

How Can Universities Encourage Young People to Vote?

The Conversation US | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Research shows that campaigns that directly contact young people boost youth turnout. Knocking on young people's doors to talk about an election increases their turnout by about 25 percent.

Black Women Voters May Determine America's Next President

Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D.

In 2016, the number of black women who supported Clinton in primaries to date have contributed significantly to her lead over Bernie Sanders. As we look to November, the number of black women who turn out on Election Day could very well determine who wins the White House.

Democrats Should Be Very Nervous About Their Terrible Turnout Numbers

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton had a great night on Saturday. The Democratic Party had a terrible one. Clinton trounced Sen. Bernie Sanders by nearly 3...

Sanders' Future Not Bright if He Needs High Voter Turnout

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

If Sanders campaign relies on high voter turnout, he has a monumental challenge in front of him. He must truly transform politics in a way that has not been seen before in America.