Worrying comes with costs

Nov 5, 2020
But worrying also comes with a few benefits.
A woman turns away in frustration after arguing with a Trump supporter at a pro-police rally in June in Torrance, California.
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For campaigns, election forecasting can provide guidance on how to spend money

Sep 23, 2020
Models can be especially helpful to national parties looking at where to allocate funds.
Of course, all forecasting models have their limits, because the data just provides a snapshot in time.
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How to vote by mail in the general election

Aug 24, 2020
You can vote by mail in every state, but some have made it easier than others.
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What are Kamala Harris’s economic priorities?

Aug 13, 2020
How might the current pandemic and financial crisis change the economic priorities of VP candidate Kamala Harris?
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Limited election security funds pose risk for 2020

Dec 19, 2019
Some members of Congress want to include more funding for election security in the next federal spending bill, due on Dec. 20.
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Brexit Party is on a roll in European election

May 23, 2019
Opinion polls suggest the new party is attracting wide support and is appealing to people of different political persuasions.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage addresses a European Parliament election campaign rally at Olympia London, west London, on May 21.
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South Africans head to the polls amid frustrations with crime, corruption and immigration

May 8, 2019
Polls indicate the ANC is likely to retain control.
People queue to vote for South Africa's national and provincial elections at a polling station in the Tlhabologang township in Coligny on May 8, 2019. - South Africans voted on May 8 in the country's sixth democratic general election since the end of apartheid in 1994.
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Social media, elections and fake news: India edition

Apr 5, 2019
As national elections approach, voters are being targeted with fake news on WhatsApp.
An Indian newspaper vendor reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information in New Delhi on July 10, 2018.
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Census Bureau wary of 2016-style interference

Mar 29, 2019
The U.S. government is worried the same kind of interference that made its way into the 2016 presidential campaign could affect the 2020 census. As a result, the Census Bureau is asking for help from technology and social media giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter to fight any misinformation campaigns that might target the once-a-decade […]
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