Tracking 101: How (constantly) taping candidates has changed our politics

North Country Public Radio quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on the tracking of politicians. Christian Grose, a political scientist at the University of Southern California, said the practice of tracking political players on tape has spread pretty far from its roots. “One of the very first ones I can remember that was…

California’s ‘Top-Two’ Primary: Here’s How It All Works

The New York Times quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about California’s top-two primary system. Christian Grose, a professor of political science at the University of Southern California, who is writing a book on the top-two system, said the concern was “overblown” and the scenario feared by critics would, in all likelihood, rarely…

How an Abundance of Democratic Candidates Could Help the G.O.P. Hold the House

The New York Times quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about California’s top-two primary system and how that may disadvantage Democratic challengers. Christian Grose, a professor of political science at the University of Southern California, who is writing a book on the system, said that by his count, there had been 159 congressional…

Independents exist, but Republican and Democratic officials like a two-party system

The Kansas City Star cited research by Bonnie Reiss and Christian Grose of the USC Price School’s Schwarzenegger Institute and colleagues on how independent voters will impact future elections. Grose is also affiliated with the USC Dornsife College. Election laws vary greatly from state to state in everything from open/closed primaries to ballot qualifications, but…

Here’s how much money Senators received from health insurance companies in 2016 election cycle

Pacific Standard quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on why certain Congressional Democrats are supporting Senator Bernie Sanders’ health care proposal. According to University of Southern California political scientist Christian Grose, many of these co-signers are thought to have presidential ambitions and therefore may be “trying to peel off some support from Bernie Sanders voters were…

What persuades elected officials to remove Confederate symbols?

The Washington Post published an op-ed by Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College and USC graduate student Jordan Carr Peterson about the most persuasive arguments when asking city officials to remove a Confederate symbol. “Elected officials, especially Republicans, may be persuaded to remove Confederate symbols when the decision is framed as good for business,”…