October 2014



Is Political Science Blowing Its Close-Up?

Political science is at a high-water mark as a source of analysis of elections, but a pair of pre-election controversies threatens to discredit this otherwise valuable tool because of concerns that researchers are affecting and not just studying voting outcomes.





Fessler Strikes Again: New NPR Story on Absentee Ballots

NPR’s Pam Fessler has another election story – this time, a deeper dive into the story of absentee ballots that don’t get counted because voters wait too long to send them or make other errors – including accidentally (or deliberately, to be safe) voting in person too.