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Demographics of Turnout

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey to provide an extensive description and discussion of aggregate and demographic group-specific turnout rates since 1972, ... More


Introduction

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine voter turnout in every U.S. presidential election from 1972 through 2008 in order to address four questions regarding the ... More


The Legal Context of Turnout: Voter Registration and Voting Innovations

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the electoral impact the new, wider array of voter registration and election administration laws using a new data set collected on state electoral rules between 1972 and 2008. ... More


The Conventional Wisdom (is Wrong)

Nicholas Carnes

in The Cash Ceiling

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter has two aims. The first is to do what the proponents of the conventional wisdom about workers never do, namely, test their ideas using actual data on U.S. politics. The second is to ... More


Conclusion

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to broader questions of representation and inequality in U.S. presidential elections. The present analysis of turnout in U.S. presidential elections since 1972 proceeded against ... More


Policy Choices and Turnout

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers how the policy positions offered by candidates influence voter turnout. It expects that larger differences in the policy positions of candidates are associated with a higher ... More


On the Representativeness of Voters

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers a critical aspect of the potential consequences of turnout, that is, whether voters are representative of nonvoters with respect to their preferred policy positions. It briefly ... More


Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and non-voters in U.S. presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by ... More


Challenges in American Elections

Pippa Norris, Sarah Cameron, and Thomas Wynter

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Electoral integrity faces many challenges in America. To understand these issues, the first part of this chapter starts by identifying the major concerns arising during and after the 2016 U.S. ... More


How Immigration Shapes the Vote

Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal

in White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164434
eISBN:
9781400866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines whether the effects of immigration extend to the electoral arena. On average, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party present Americans with two different alternatives on ... More


Theoretical Framework and Models

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

in Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the theoretical framework that guides the analyses and discussions of the determinants of voter turnout. It adopts a model of turnout that poses an individual's decision to ... More


The Cash Ceiling

Nicholas Carnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are Americans governed by the rich? Millionaires make up only three percent of the public but control all three branches of the federal government. How did this happen? What stops lower-income ... More


Introduction

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights 1960 as a landmark election year in U.S. political history. It outlines several ways in which the 1960 presidential election was remarkable. While the book makes references to ... More


Running to the Right: Effects of Campaign Strategy on Mass Opinion and Behavior

Diana Mutz and Susanna Dilliplane

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the occasion of Republican John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as a vice-presidential running mate because this event signaled to many voters an abrupt change in McCain's ... More


Black Man in the White House: Ideology and Implicit Racial Bias in the Age of Obama

Kristin A. Lane and John T. Jost

in The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses questions of racial bias and political ideology in the context of Barack Obama’s 2008 historical election and the first year of his presidency. In contrast to various claims ... More


Transparency

Nandi Vanka, Avery Davis-Roberts, and David Carroll

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 8 focuses on issues of transparency, particularly how far U.S. states allow nonpartisan observers to scrutinize the electoral process and results. This is a common practice abroad, where ... More


America in Comparative Perspective

Chad Vickery and Heather Szilagyi

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 10 highlights a confluence of factors in the United States that produce a high percentage of wasted votes and a system of governance that largely fails to reflect the will of the majority of ... More


The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Tova Andrea Wang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the history of how U.S. election reforms have been manipulated for partisan advantage and establishes a new framework for analyzing current laws and policies. The book finds that ... More


Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Christopher B. Chapp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

From Ronald Reagan's regular invocation of America as “a city on a hill” to Barack Obama's use of spiritual language in describing social policy, religious rhetoric is a regular part of how ... More


Diagnosing Electoral Integrity

Michael Latner

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 4 considers the sources of systematic evidence that are available to diagnose problems of American elections. Many claims and counterclaims about alleged malpractice are often heard in ... More


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