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Requiring photo ID has little effect on voter turnout, MU study finds
With the 2008 presidential election less than a year away, many states are working to require photo identification from all voters in an attempt to curb illegal voting. Critics argue that the requirement is unconstitutional and will ultimately reduce participation in elections. However, a recent study of Indiana's photo ID law, conducted by a University of Missouri professor, found that requiring identification doesn't have much impact on voter turnout rates. (2007-12-31)

A baby face forecasts election outcomes
According to a new study in Science, candidates who looked (2005-06-09)

Researchers reveal 'extremely serious' vulnerabilities in e-voting machines
In a paper published on the Web today, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected. (2006-09-13)

The myth of the 'security mom' and other insights from 'Gapology'
Recent studies of the 2004 election data by political scientists assess the role and impact of major sets of differences in the voting behavior of Americans -- known in popular parlance as (2006-07-28)

More than issues, candidates hurt Democratic presidential ambitions in 2000, 2004
It's the candidate, stupid. A new book analyzing the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections in the United States provides some of the clearest evidence to date about why George W. Bush captured the White House and the Democratic candidates failed. While Bill Clinton's campaign in 1992 famously used the phrase (2008-06-02)

Driving fatalities surge on US presidential election days
Sunnybrook researcher Dr. Donald Redelmeier and Stanford University statistician Robert Tibshirani have found an increased risk of fatal motor vehicle crashes on United States presidential election days. (2008-09-30)

LSU sociologist produces documentary on Kenyan election violence
While Africa is certainly no stranger to violence, the response to the Kenyan presidential elections of 2007 came as a surprise. Political unrest evolved into outright and unmitigated violence, marring the relatively peaceful history of Kenya's educated and mainly urban population. During allegations of voter manipulation and election fraud, two of Kenya's largest tribes, the Kalenjin and the Kikuyu, found themselves divided by anger, fueled by another tribe's promises of power and control. (2010-11-23)

Election forecast predicts democrats will gain 3 seats in Senate, 11 in House
An election forecast model developed by a political scientist 99 days before the 2008 elections and before the recent Wall Street crisis predicts significant Democratic gains in the 2008 congressional elections -- including 11 seats in the US House of Representatives and 3 seats in the US Senate. (2008-10-21)

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