Penn Office Hours Webinar - Election 2012: Voter Turnout
Jack Nagel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science discusses implications of voter turnout.
Election 2012: Voter Turnout
It's a cliché of punditry that close elections (as this year's promises to be) are decided by turnout, and that higher turnout usually helps Democrats. Following the second Presidential Debate/Town Hall Meeting, join Professor Emeritus Jack Nagel for a discussion that looks beyond this conventional wisdom. How does turnout in the U.S. compare with other democracies, and what accounts for the differences? Does higher turnout really help Democrats? What are the Republicans' "vote-suppression" strategies, and could they tip the balance in November? What reforms could improve turnout and guarantee voting rights to all while minimizing the possibility of fraud?
Date: Wednesday October 17, 2012
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am PDT
Cost: Free, but you must register. Click here to register.
This Office Hours webinar is part of Penn Alumni's Election 2012 coverage. Join fellow alumni for the opportunity to unpack the issues raised during the Presidential elections with Penn faculty experts.
If you missed past Office Hours on Election 2012 coverage, you can listen on line here.
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