Swing vote 'trumped' turnout in 2016 election

Swing voters in battleground states delivered Donald Trump his unexpected victory in the 2016 presidential election, suggests a new study coauthored by Yale political scientist Gregory A. Huber.

Does voting by mail increase the risk of voter fraud?

We are living in the midst of a global pandemic. And there is a bitter partisan debate unfolding on whether more Americans should cast their votes through the mail during a time when going out may be hazardous to peoples' ...

Study uses physics to explain democratic elections

It may seem surprising, but theories and formulas derived from physics turn out to be useful tools for understanding the ways democratic elections work, including how these systems break down and how they could be improved.

New MIT paper outlines plan to fight election interference

One of the most urgent threats facing our democracy and other democracies abroad is the ability to detect and thwart foreign election interference. But, research on election interference is scarce, according to a new article ...

How to encourage the occasional voter to cast a ballot

Despite a cumulative increase of nearly 10 percent in voter turnout in Canadian federal elections between 2008 and 2015, the country's voter turnout rates remain moderate. And they're about 20 percent lower than they were ...

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