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Want to increase voter turnout? Give them a candidate to hate
It will take more to get Americans to the polls this Election Day than a presidential candidate they really like. A new study suggests people will be more likely to vote if they actively dislike George Bush or Al Gore. (2000-08-31)

Study finds untapped political clout among Americans with disabilities
The first major political-attitude survey of people with disabilities -- 54 million Americans who could be viewed as the nation's largest minority group -- reveals potential power largely untapped by parties and candidates. (2000-06-26)

DFG presents the results of the reviewer elections
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has announced the results of its reviewer elections: 88,000 entitled scientists have elected 650 reviewers in 189 special fields. (2000-03-28)

Honesty the best policy for presidential hopefuls, according to primary study
A presidential primary study by University of Cincinnati communication professor Judith Trent finds that, for the first time since she began studying the presidential primaries in 1988, Americans rate (2000-03-09)

Northwestern mathematician to discuss voting paradoxes at AAAS meeting
Northwestern mathematician Donald G. Saari will present his research on voting paradoxes Friday, Feb. 18, at 4:35 p.m. at the 2000 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington. He contends that in elections with three or more candidates the outcomes of such races may not accurately reflect voters' true wishes. (2000-02-13)

Winner of New Hampshire's primary may not be true choice of the people
With five Republican candidates vying to win the Feb. 1 presidential primary, the highly anticipated outcome may not accurately reflect voters' true wishes -- a paradox that can result from elections decided on a simple plurality where one person casts one vote, says Donald Saari, Pancoe Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University. (2000-01-26)

In Close Elections, Small-State Voters Have Most Power, Columbia Statistician Tells Presidential Candidates
In close presidential elections, voters in small, politically moderate states such as Vermont and New Mexico are more likely to determine the outcome than voters in large states such as California, Texas or New York, according to a study by a Columbia University statistics professor and his colleagues. (1998-03-16)

House Incumbents Use Large Campaign Funds To Deter Challengers
U.S. House members prevent high-quality challengers from opposing them in elections by raising large campaign war chests. Every $100,000 an incumbent collects decreases by 16 percent the chance that a high-quality challenger will enter the race. This is the first academic study showing that an incumbent√Ęs fundraising can discourage challengers (1996-07-12)

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