Voter fraud commission fails on all fronts

In an effort to provide support for his fact-free outbursts, President Trump appointed a commission to examine voter fraud. It turns out that the biggest fraud is the commission itself. CONT. Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill Read more »

New Research Exposes Why Competition in U.S. Politics Industry is Failing America

At a time of high dissatisfaction and distrust with the U.S. political system, Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter today released new research that illuminates the root causes of why competition in politics is failing to serve the public interest. It is delivering gridlock and partisan divisions, not solutions […] Read more »

How Much Can the Youth Vote Actually Help Democrats?

Young Americans have been moving left and leaving the G.O.P. in recent years, but a successful Democratic coalition built on the backs of liberal youth is far from a sure thing, especially in the short term. The party’s problem is straightforward: getting them to actually go to the polls. Politicians […] Read more »

Thoughts on voter confidence and election reform

The New Hampshire meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI) focused on four substantive topics — turnout, voter confidence, fraud, and voting machine security. Here are my thoughts on the voter confidence topic. I start with voter confidence because this is how the entire work of the […] Read more »

Report on ‘Voter Fraud’ Rife With Inaccuracies

I look forward to a more detailed analysis by voter registration and database match experts of the GAI report that will be presented to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, but even a cursory reading reveals a number of serious misunderstandings and confusions that call into question that authors’ […] Read more »

2018 Could Be The Year Of The Angry White College Graduate

Even with the political winds at their back, Democrats enter the 2018 congressional midterms at a historic geographic disadvantage. They also face demographic hurdles: Midterm electorates tend to be older and whiter than those that show up in presidential years. That’s part of the reason Republicans picked up so many […] Read more »

Democracy Fund Voter Study Group to Release Full Longitudinal Dataset of 8,000 2016 Voters

Select members of the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group (Voter Study Group), a research collaboration comprised of nearly two dozen analysts and scholars from across the political spectrum, will present key findings from their research at the 2017 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. In advance […] Read more »

Did enough Bernie Sanders supporters vote for Trump to cost Clinton the election?

On Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was in Detroit to host a town hall meeting with Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.). It felt, writes The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, like a “campaign rally.” Indeed, Sanders is still being discussed as a front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2020. New […] Read more »

The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here’s What They Think.

The story of the 2016 presidential election is simple. Donald J. Trump made huge gains among white voters without a college degree. His gains were large enough to cancel out considerable losses among well-educated white voters and a decade of demographic shifts. There are questions and details still up for […] Read more »