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Election Turnout

About Turnout and Margins: Against the Conventional Wisdom

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Throughout the summer and through the major party conventions, the prevailing view was that the 2012 presidential election would be a high-turnout, extremely close contest. There is increasing reason to question these assumptions.

Universities Can Play a Role in Making Voting Accessible to Students

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.16.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

Under-voting among youth is a chronic problem. Colleges and universities can help students get to the polls by institutionalizing practices to further educate, register and mobilize students to participate in elections.

Give Students A Break -- An Election Break

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 01.11.2012 | College
Leonard Steinhorn

Elections rarely reflect the will of the nation -- rather, they reflect the will of those who vote, which means they rarely reflect the views of young Americans whose futures are most at stake.

Obama Won Without Record Turnout

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama bet on an unprecedented surge of new voters to carry him to victory last month. He won without the record turnout. About...