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UMass Amherst Professor Brian Schaffner was recently mentioned on CNN and WBUR  to discuss a a certain study he conducted in 2014 researching illegal voter fraud.

Obama loses Merrick Garland battle — but reshapes federal courts for decades to come  

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Donald Trump is normalizing paranoia and conspiracy thinking in U.S. politics 

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The Reality Behind the Awful Noise
A new paper co-authored by Brian F. Schaffner, Tatishe M. Nteta, political science, and alumnus Matthew MacWilliams finds that racism and sexism were key drivers in identifying supporters of Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The research says these two factors correlated much more closely to support for Trump than economic anxiety or other issues. 

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Spotlight Scholar

In a recent article published in The Guardian, Paul Musgrave explains that incoming Trump administration will have the opportunity to make significant changes in U.S. foreign policy.

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Published in The American Prospect

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Momentum is building on the left to abandon the Electoral College following Donald Trump’s presidential win, but the institution serves to protect democratic interests in the long run.

 

A new paper co-authored by Brian F. Schaffner, Tatishe M. Nteta, political science, and Matthew MacWilliams, finds that racism and sexism were key drivers in identifying supporters of Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.The research says these two factors correlated much more closely to support for Trump than economic anxiety or other issues. Read more of this Vox.com story here.

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