EPISODE 38: VOTER TURNOUT: HOW TO KEEP THE 2020 BOOM FROM GOING BUST
Voter turnout surged in 2020, after a run of elections where more eligible voters sat out the race than cast their votes for the winning candidate. Is this the start of a new era of civic engagement, or will we inevitably return to low turnout in the local, state and midterm elections that lie ahead? On Episode 38 of “The Future of Democracy,” the political scientists, Eitan Hersh, author and associate professor of political science and civil studies at Tufts’ Tisch College, and Yanna Krupnikov, political science professor at Stony Brook University, who guided Knight’s landmark 100 Million Project study of nonvoters will explore lessons learned from the historic 2020 election and ways to strengthen civic engagement moving forward.
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- Eitan and Yanna served as academic advisers for the 100 Million Project: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN NON-VOTERS. Check out the executive summary and full report here: kng.ht/3jX84QM
- In his book, Politics is for Power, Eitan analyzes the nature of political engagement in America and provides a pathway to empowering our values: bit.ly/2ZtCxfS
- Co-authored by Yanna, Independent Politics argues that independent voters are misunderstood by academics and the media, and dives into their true nature: bit.ly/2OOFe9M
- Learn about a new type of political gender gap in the joint Op-Ed written by Yanna and Eitan: bit.ly/3u9BcsH