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August 16, 2013 11:00 AM There Is No Such Thing as the Senior Vote

Charlie Cook and Erica Seifert‘s analyses of senior citizens’ voting intentions have drawn a significant amount of attention (See Kevin Drum’s take here, Ed Kilgore’s here). While not uninformative, such analyses may rest on the mistaken assumption that there is...

By Keith Humphreys

July 26, 2013 10:53 AM How North Carolina Is Making it Harder to Vote

The North Carolina General Assembly is set to enact a sweeping series of changes to the voting laws. The most high profile change has been the requirement to show an ID to vote. Nate Cohn says the requirement to show...

By Don Taylor

June 27, 2013 11:44 AM Was There Really Bipartisan Support for the Voting Rights Act?

There’s been ample excellent coverage of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Shelby County vs. Holder, which declared a key section of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.  By rejecting the VRA’s formula for determining which states and jurisdictions are subject...

By Sarah Binder

June 25, 2013 11:00 AM Is Cory Booker Too Jewish to Be Senator?

The question before the voters of New Jersey is a simple one: Is Newark Mayor Cory Booker too Jewish to be a U.S. senator? I bet you didn’t know that this was even a question. Before I provide the answer,...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

May 17, 2013 9:00 AM How Persuadable Are Voters?

Political candidates often believe they must focus their campaign efforts on a small number of swing voters open for ideological change. Based on the wisdom of opinion polls, this might seem like a good idea. But do most voters really...

By John Sides