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Voter Turnout

  1. 2022 midterms
    Will Young and Minority Voters Save Democrats in 2022?With or without some help from Donald Trump, Democrats need to keep the voters who surged to the polls in 2018 and 2020 engaged.
  2. 2022 midterms
    After the Voting Wars, Who’s Likely to Turn Out in 2022?The net impact of laws to suppress or expand voting rights is unclear, and will compete with many factors affecting the level and shape of turnout.
  3. president trump
    Will Trump’s Lies About Rigged Elections Cost the GOP Senate Control?Republicans need to mobilize Trump fans to win in Georgia. Trump is telling his fans their votes don’t count, and the GOP doesn’t fight for them.
  4. voter turnout
    Texas Has Already Exceeded Its 2016 Turnout. Here’s What That Means.The county-level early voting data offers Democrats good and bad news — and one key lesson.
  5. vision 2020
    Why Trump Can’t Count on COVID-19 to Suppress the Vote for HimDespite the pandemic, primary turnout has been strong, so Republicans wanting to hold down the vote will have to suppress it on their own.
  6. vision 2020
    Can Trump Pull Off an Upset Like Harry Truman’s in 1948?The more you look at Truman’s shocker, the less it looks like anything Trump can duplicate.
  7. vision 2020
    Why Do Trump Supporters Act Like His Reelection Is Certain?For reasons varying from a Trumpian infatuation with “winning” to thoughts of contesting a loss, many Republicans act as though it’s a done deal.
  8. vision 2020
    There’s Only One Way the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matters“Enthusiasm” for a presidential general election candidate is usually exaggerated and often unimportant.
  9. vision 2020
    The Wisconsin Results Should Worry Republicans EverywhereDemocrats’ judicial landslide, despite Republican voter suppression, is another sign all the anticipatory gloating of Trump supporters was premature.
  10. vision 2020
    Old Folks Like Biden, and That Could Really Matter in NovemberDemocrats last won over-65 voters in a presidential election in 1996. Biden gives Democrats a shot at building a coalition of seniors and millennials.
  11. 2020 elections
    After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
  12. super tuesday
    Texas, Super Tuesday Juggernaut, Is a Voting-Rights NightmareNew analysis from the Guardian shows that Texas leads the American South in poll-site closures since 2012.
  13. voter suppression
    Georgia Is Really Good at Making It Hard for Black People to Vote, Study FindsA new analysis reveals the impact of precinct closures and poll-site relocations on voter turnout.
  14. democracy
    Universal Health Care Is a Pro-Democracy PolicyStudies suggest that expanding Medicaid increases turnout by giving nonvoters an opportunity to register – and a valued government service to defend.
  15. vision 2020
    Voter Enthusiasm For 2020 Is Off the Charts – Especially For Trump FansYes, voter turnout in 2020 could be historic. But Democrats shouldn’t assume the enthusiasm is all in their own ranks.
  16. 2018 midterms
    2018 Turnout Was the Highest of Any Midterm in More Than a CenturyLooks like a combative political culture, a lot of close races, and Donald J. Trump get voters out to participate.
  17. 2018 midterms
    Storms Could Rain on Election Day ParadeIn states with lots of early voting, storms might not matter so much politically. But in big parts of the South and Midwest, look out!
  18. 2018 midterms
    12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t VoteOnly a third of Americans ages 18 to 29 say they will cast a ballot next month. Here, we ask why.
  19. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Have a Latino Voting Problem. It’s Not New, But It’s Urgent.Latino turnout in midterms has been terrible, and Donald Trump alone may not change that.
  20. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  21. 2018 primaries
    Turnout for an Epochal California Primary Will Probably Be TerribleThe stakes in the June 5 top-two primary in the Golden State are very high. But voters aren’t that excited, and the outcome is hard to predict.
  22. Democratic Wave May Depend on Millennials Becoming Unusually Motivated to VoteMidterm elections usually show a major dropoff in turnout from young voters. If that happens this fall, the Democratic “wave” could be minimized.
  23. Karen Handel Gets Last-Minute Endorsement From Weather GodsOn the day of Georgia’s special election, rain is flooding Democratic sections of the district — while leaving GOP areas relatively unscathed.
  24. With Obama Gone, Black Voting Drop-off a Real Problem for DemocratsThere is fresh evidence that African-American turnout sagged notably in 2016, and is not rebounding so far in 2017, either.
  25. AFL-CIO Split Over Tom Steyer’s Green CashBillionaire Tom Steyer has agreed to contribute $5 million to the AFL-CIO’s pro-Democrat super-pac. But he opposes the Keystone Pipeline, so some unions don’t want to take his filthy, clean-energy-loving money.
  26. Donald Trump Is Never Going to Let You See His TaxesTrump also told the AP that he won’t be investing in a data operation and will rely on a large rally-based voter-targeting effort instead.