Seth C. McKee

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    Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial election shows how switching parties can be the electoral kiss of death for candidates.

Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial election shows how switching parties can be the electoral kiss of death for candidates.

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How do voters react to politicians who switch parties? Using the 2014 gubernatorial election in the swing state of Florida as a case study M. V. (Trey) Hood III and Seth C. McKee find that despite his positioning of himself as a moderate, when the state’s former Republican Governor Charlie Crist chose to run as a Democrat, most voters […]

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    Party competition is the primary driver of the recent increase in restrictive voter ID laws in the American states

Party competition is the primary driver of the recent increase in restrictive voter ID laws in the American states

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The lead up to the recent midterm elections was marked by contentious debates over the effects on turnout of voter ID laws passed in several American states. In new research William D. Hicks, Seth C. McKee, Mitchell D. Sellers and Daniel A. Smith find that there has been a large increase in the number of states that have adopted voter ID […]

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