2016 Election

Sidelining Science Since Day One

J Carter, G Goldman, G Reed, G Reed, M Halpern, A Rosenberg
Union of Concerned Scientists
This administration and its allies in Congress are undermining science-based policies, violating the principles of scientific integrity, showing contempt for the role of science in general, and seeking to dismantle the very processes by which science informs public policy.

Democrats’ Turnout in Georgia Blew Past Typical Off-Year Levels

Nate Cohn
New York Times
The battle for control of the House will be fought in large part in Republican-leaning districts like Georgia’s Sixth, and a strong Democratic turnout alone probably won’t be enough to win a high-turnout election. The Democrats must face the additional challenge of mobilizing young, nonwhite and especially Black voters. The race suggests that Democrats will probably be disappointed if they hope to increase the Black share of the electorate with traditional mobilization.

Why Did Trump Win? More Whites - and Fewer Blacks - Actually Voted..

Bernard Fraga, Sean McElwee, Jesse Rhodes, Brian Schaffner
Washington Post
Black turnout declined dramatically; white turnout increased noticeably; and Latino and Asian American turnout went up even more. In the key swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, those shifts were especially strong. How strong? Without those shifts in turnout from various racial and ethnic groups, these pivotal states might have gone not to Trump but to Clinton — giving Clinton an electoral college victory.

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