Elections

That’s the title of a study that’s been accepted for publication in The Quarterly Journal of Economics. The approved manuscript is paywalled except for the brief abstract, but you can read an earlier “working paper” version here. The neat thing about the study is that, instead of relying on overall voting rates or survey data,
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Voters at a polling place at John Jay College in New York, November 6, 2012. (Chip East/Reuters) Are Republicans really anti-democratic? It’s complicated. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A re we not democrats? John Ganz alleges that “it’s very difficult to seriously maintain that the modern GOP and Conservative movement, either in ideology or in practice, is
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deliver remarks at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., March 19, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) It seems indisputable that the Democratic Party has a real interest in Harris being more popular than she is. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A mericans have never much liked Kamala Harris. Despite being theoretically well-placed
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Larry Krassner at the Democratic Debate for Philadelphia District Attorney, May 5, 2021. (NBC10 Philadelphia/Screenshot via Youtube) Tuesday’s district attorney primary in Philadelphia represents a stark referendum on the vision of criminal-justice reform championed by the cohort of progressive prosecutors who swept into office in cities across the country in recent years by promising radical
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Early voting and absentee ballots are processed ahead of the presidential election in Tucson, Ariz., October 31, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) Top Republicans in Arizona’s Maricopa county, the largest in the state, spoke out against the election audit and ongoing claims of voter fraud Monday. The GOP-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors initiated an audit of 2.1
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Then-president Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Former President Trump is set to resume his signature rallies next month, according to multiple reports. While dates and locations have not been announced, Trump’s team is reportedly working to select venues for two appearances in June and a
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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) speaks to the media during the impeachment trial in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Once seen as a moderate, Stefanik went all-in on Trump’s post-election claims — and is about to win a spot in House GOP leadership. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you talk to anyone who
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Rep. Elise Stefanik, November 19, 2019 (Jacquelyn Martin/Reuters) House minority leader Kevin McCarthy indicated that Liz Cheney had to be removed from House GOP leadership because she was “relitigating the past.” Yesterday, McCarthy said: “I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election.” In the Capitol on Wednesday, I asked Elise Stefanik
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speak to reporters after a meeting with President Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said that no one is “questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election” on Wednesday, just hours
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Glenn Youngkin, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Carlyle Group, attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters) Businessman Glenn Youngkin won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. Youngkin was among six candidates who vied for the spot via an “unassembled
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Caitlyn Jenner at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2016 (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) On the latest reality-TV star and tabloid celeb in politics; the status of Alexei Navalny; a song for Mother’s Day; and more NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here is some enthusiasm for Caitlyn Jenner, who’s running for governor
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Caitlyn Jenner at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, Los Angeles, Calif., February 26, 2017 (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Republican candidate for California governor Caitlyn Jenner voiced support for a U.S.-Mexico border wall in an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Wednesday. “I am all for the wall,” Jenner said. “I would
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Caitlyn Jenner participates in a panel for an E! Entertainment Television series in Pasadena, California, January 14, 2016. (Danny Molosho/Reuters) Caitlyn Jenner’s campaign has an undeniable, if corrupting, allure that leaves viewers — ahem, voters — wondering what will happen next. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen Caitlyn Jenner said to Sean Hannity, “I love California,”
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FOX News Channel’s Sean Hannity conducts interviews with Caitlyn Jenner near Malibu, Calif., May 5, 2021. (FOX News Channel/Handout via Reuters ) Caitlyn Jenner sat down for an Oprah-style interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity last night in which the athlete turned reality star turned transgender activist turned Republican candidate for governor of California pondered
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An election worker holds ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC)vin Phoenix, Ariz., November 9, 2020. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) The Justice Department’s civil rights division has asked the Arizona Senate president to respond to concerns that an ongoing audit of ballots in Maricopa County may lead to voter intimidation or lax security for
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Caitlyn Jenner at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Beverly Hills, Calif., April 3, 2018 (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic gold-medal winner and TV star, has opened a campaign against California governor Gavin Newsom with a powerful three-minute video. “The American Dream grew up here, yet career politicians and their policies have destroyed
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Texas 6th Congressional District candidate Michael Wood (Campaign ad image via YouTube) A failed congressional candidate in Texas told Republicans truths they needed to hear, but didn’t want to. Welcome to the Tuesday, a weekly newsletter about thus and such and whatnot, language and politics and culture, and other things. To subscribe to the Tuesday
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New Mexico Republican State Senator Mark Moores (left) and Democratic State Representative Melanie Stansbury (Campaign ad images via Facebook) Voting begins today in a surprisingly important House race. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ancy Pelosi’s majority in the House of Representatives continues to shrink. The recent swearing-in of Republican Julia Letlow of Louisiana has taken the
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Al Herring holds a placard as opposing groups of demonstrators attend a gathering outside the Georgia State Capitol to protest HB 531, which would place tougher restrictions on voting, in Atlanta, Ga., March 8, 2021. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters) As usual, the movement’s hysterical leaders were the last to realize that they’d been shooting themselves in the
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