Tag: elections

April 27, 2020
February 24, 2020

Going into the 2020 election, popular fear of interference, fraud, or election meddling, means that leveraging the tools of rigorous social science is as important as ever.

Participants in the USC Bedrosian Center’s Symposium on Election Administration and Technology skillfully brought data, theory, and logic to bear on questions often driven by reflexive fear, anger, or confusion.

October 16, 2019
July 20, 2019
June 29, 2019
September 24, 2018
September 17, 2018
May 15, 2018

We’re six months away from one of the most consequential midterm elections in modern history, and Americans are fed up with Congress. Politicians have gotten a bad rap throughout history, but today’s legislators are setting record lows in approval ratings and public trust. What gives? Why do they disappoint us so often? Are they really ignoring our needs and demands, or are we misunderstanding the challenges they face?

In this episode, Sarah Anderson shows that it’s a little of both: politicians don’t listen to all constituents equally, but they also can’t just snap their fingers and fulfill our wishes.

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April 28, 2018
April 3, 2018
January 30, 2018
February 27, 2015
December 17, 2014

by Jeremy Loudenback In the 2008 presidential campaign, the much more prominent use of social media by Barack Obama’s campaign served to highlight his relevance and forward-looking perspective. But by 2012,…

November 15, 2014
June 3, 2014
June 2, 2014

California Primary – June 3, 2014 Watching the media, there is a sense that people have forgotten that tomorrow is a Primary Election day in California. Yet, this ballot carries…