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Newswise: Stress from 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Associated with Significant Increase in Cardiac Events
Released: 20-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Stress from 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Associated with Significant Increase in Cardiac Events
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association is the first to show that exposure to a stressful political election is strongly associated with an increase in potentially life-threatening cardiac events.

Released: 18-May-2021 6:20 PM EDT
Ranked-Choice Voting gives voice to diverse electorate
University of Utah

An alternative approach to the electoral process, Ranked-Choice Voting, was deployed for the first time in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in five states. An analysis of the results of those primaries reveals this approach may give enhanced insight into the priorities of women and minority voters.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Study: More exposure to political TV ads heightens anxiety
Cornell University

Beyond attempting to move a large swath of the population to vote one way or another, the seemingly constant bombardment of negativity in the name of our democratic process is anxiety-inducing, researchers have found.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Puerto Rico, Coronavirus Among Top Latino Twitter Topics During 2020 Election
George Washington University

Latinos discussed Puerto Rico and the COVID-19 pandemic more than any other subject on Twitter in the run-up to the 2020 election, according to researchers at the George Washington University. Spanish-language tweets mentioning “freedom” and “socialism” were also popular, while topics such as Obamacare and immigration did not gain much traction.

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Released: 1-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT: The Psychological Science of Racism Expert Panel

Panelists will discuss the psychological science of how racist attitudes and behaviors are formed, and how they can be influencedd, using science.

Released: 26-Mar-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Election expert available to discuss new Georgia voting law
Florida State University

By: Kathleen Haughney | Published: March 26, 2021 | 10:41 am | SHARE: A controversial measure in Georgia signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp would put in place requirements that critics say curtail access to the ballot box.Florida State University Associate Professor of Law Michael Morley is available to provide commentary to reporters covering this story.

Released: 23-Mar-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Measuring Success: Women in 2020 Legislative Elections
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Measuring women’s electoral success means placing 2020 outcomes into historical and contemporary context. That is the work done in a new report released today by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. In Measuring Success: Women in 2020 Legislative Elections, CAWP breaks down 2020 congressional and state legislative data by gender, race, and party; puts this data into historical context, with specific comparisons to the 2018 election; analyzes women candidates’ paths to office and strategies for success; and looks ahead to what 2020 election outcomes mean for the future of women in American politics.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 4:05 PM EDT
She Votes: Women, the Workplace, and Pandemic Politics
American University

New Survey of Women Voters Shows That the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Widely Shifted Perceptions of American Politics, Work Norms, and Gender Roles.

Newswise: Why is Biden making Milwaukee his 1st presidential trip? Political scientist weighs in on reasons behind Wisconsin visit
Released: 16-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
Why is Biden making Milwaukee his 1st presidential trip? Political scientist weighs in on reasons behind Wisconsin visit
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

President Biden selected Milwaukee as the site of his first official trip since taking office. The city missed the chance to host candidate Biden last summer after the DNC was scaled back because of COVID. A Milwaukee political scientist weighs in on the reasons behind Biden’s milestone visit.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 10:30 AM EST
New nationwide survey shows MAGA supporters’ beliefs about the pandemic, the election and the insurrection
University of Washington

New data from the University of Washington, collected just before and after the Capitol riot, reveals fervent Trump voters' opinions about race, gender, the pandemic and the 2020 election.

Newswise: Presidential Transition Index uncovers institutional vulnerabilities, unmet legal provisions
Released: 21-Jan-2021 4:25 PM EST
Presidential Transition Index uncovers institutional vulnerabilities, unmet legal provisions
University of Notre Dame

The Presidential Transition Index (PTI) team at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs closely analyzed the completion of each legal requirement and ultimately rated the transition efforts at 76 percent.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 8:00 AM EST
WashU Experts: The first 100 Biden/Harris days
Washington University in St. Louis

Obamacare will get retooled, not repealed. A national mask mandate will boost consumer spending, research shows (though don't expect much from homeowners, they're strapped). The $300 billion for R&D should go to D, not R. So forecasts an array of WashU experts.

Released: 13-Jan-2021 1:35 PM EST
Expert ready to provide insights on presidential inauguration
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: January 13, 2021 | 1:01 pm | SHARE: In the midst of a pandemic and in the wake of an unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol, the 2021 presidential inauguration ceremony will differ sharply from those of years past.  President-elect Joseph R. Biden is set to take office on Jan. 20 amid a scaled-down event for which plans remain fluid, said inauguration expert Elizabeth Goldsmith, professor emerita at Florida State University.

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Released: 13-Jan-2021 11:20 AM EST
WashU Expert: Trump self-pardon might open him to prosecution
Washington University in St. Louis

As Donald Trump prepares to leave the presidency Jan. 20 in the wake of being accused of fomenting the riot at the U.S. Capitol, he is reportedly considering an unprecedented move: a self-pardon.While no president has ever pardoned himself, the act might be more trouble than it’s worth for Trump, notes a criminal law and Supreme Court expert at Washington University in St.

Newswise: New poll: After historic turnout, young people want change
Released: 12-Jan-2021 11:10 AM EST
New poll: After historic turnout, young people want change
Tufts University

Young people made their mark on the 2020 presidential election with a likely historic level of voter turnout and decisive impact in key states. After the election, young people remain engaged in civic and political life and are poised to continue pushing for change on a wide range of issues, according to findings from an exclusive post-election survey from Tisch College’s CIRCLE.

Released: 12-Jan-2021 8:35 AM EST
Trump and the Remaining Days. @MTSU Constitutional Expert John Vile Lays Out the Options.
Middle Tennessee State University

After two months during which President Trump has unsuccessfully contested the last presidential election, the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building by his supporters has raised new questions about what to expect in the remaining few days.

Released: 11-Dec-2020 10:25 AM EST
One-Third of Americans Distrust Election Result, National Survey Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A significant minority of Americans lack confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election with more than one-third – primarily Republicans and Trump voters – not believing that the election results were fair, according to a nationwide survey by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

Released: 8-Dec-2020 5:25 PM EST
FSU experts available to comment on first female vice president of the United States
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: December 8, 2020 | 4:22 pm | SHARE: When she is sworn in next month, Kamala Harris will become the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States.Harris has a long political career, having served as district attorney of San Francisco, attorney general of California and a U.S. senator before this position.

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Released: 3-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
Why does it matter if most Republican voters still think Biden lost?
University of Rochester

As President-elect Joe Biden and his administrative team officially begin the transition process, only about 20 percent of Republican voters consider him the true winner of the election.

Newswise: Efficient In-person voting observed by URI VOTES research team
Released: 30-Nov-2020 4:30 PM EST
Efficient In-person voting observed by URI VOTES research team
University of Rhode Island

The 2020 election is all but complete, but a team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island is still crunching the numbers – not the number of votes, but the statistics used to determine the efficiency of in-person voting in Rhode Island, Nebraska and Los Angeles.

Newswise: NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:40 PM EST
NEW: Youth vote up significantly in 2020; young people of color pivotal
Tufts University

Presidential election turnout among young people ages 18-29 reached 52-55%, significantly higher than the 45-48% turnout of 2016, according to a new youth turnout estimate released today from CIRCLE at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

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