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Election Bytes

Links to news briefs, voter updates and election news from Political Science Professor Melissa R. Michelson

Political Science Professor Melissa R. Michelson holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Her research includes studies of voter turnout among youth and people of color, the political socialization of Latino immigrants, and LGBT rights. She teaches political science at Menlo College. This page archives links to her involvement and commentary about voter turnout and the 2016 elections.

Professor Michelson discusses the presidential election

Professor Michelson discusses the presidential election and what the Orlando massacre means to the public view of the LGBT community

Professor Michelson interviewed on San Mateo County’s election

What is ‘big problem’ Obama supposedly shared with Trump? (BBC)

Are Get-Out-the-Vote Efforts Targeting Latinos Working? (The New York Times)

Here’s how to mobilize Latinos to vote (The Washington Post)

Kamala Harris taking quiet path to Senate (The Mercury News)

As poll numbers diverge, Clinton, Trump adjust their strategies (San Francisco Chronicle)

Here’s how to mobilize Latinos to vote (The Washington Post)

As poll numbers diverge, Clinton, Trump adjust their strategies (San Francisco Chronicle)

Clinton turns to get-out-the-vote as Trump battles GOP leadership (Las Vegas Sun)

The Debate That Mattered (Democracy: A Journal of Ideas)

Presidential debate: Donald Trump fades in second half against Hillary Clinton (The Mercury News)

Fear and Loathing Among Latinos in the 2016 Campaign (Roll Call)

A Worrying Trend for Psychology’s “Simple Little Tricks” (The Atlantic)

The future of the American political party system (The Daily Journal)

Donald Trump Returning to the Bay Area Monday (ABC7 News)

The Latest Campaign Shakeup Does Not Look Good for Donald Trump (Vice)

Michelson: Anti-Trump Latinos can shape California elections (The Mercury News)

Is the US political system changing? (Al Jazeera)

Univision Aims to Make Hispanic Voting Bloc Even More Formidable (New York Times)

What Makes A Person Vote (Or Not Vote)? (Capital Public Radio)

Should Fresno City Council members be able to vote and run before the people can be heard? (The Fresno Bee)

California Latinos gravitating toward Bernie Sanders (San Francisco Chronicle)

Carly Fiorina speaks at state GOP convention (KTVU)

California primary election: Voter turnout may still be huge (The Mercury News)

Early Voting for California Primary to Begin in San Francisco (ABC 7 News)

A Simple Solution to Low Voter Turnout—Knock at the Front Door (YES! Magazine)

Unsettling Political Climate Galvanizes Muslims to Vote (The New York Times)

California primary: Sanders voters want their voices heard (The Mercury News)

It’s up to us to end the hate (San Francisco Chronicle)

Republican convention: In dark speech, Donald Trump pledges to restore order (The Mercury News)

Election 2016: Big Pharma’s $70 million tops California campaign contributions (The Mercury News)

In 2016 race, women experts still cited less often than men (Boston Globe)

Menlo College Professor Michelson Joins Board for Women Political Scientists

Fear and Loathing Among Latinos (CQ Magazine, subscription only)

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