Rachel Bitecofer

political scientist at Christopher Newport University

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When it comes to national political elections, the common wisdom is that there are Democrats, there are Republicans, there are a few elusive swing voters in the middle, and the…

Political forecaster: It’s about turnout, not swing voters

When it comes to national political elections, the common wisdom is that there are Democrats, there are Republicans, there are a few elusive swing voters in the middle, and the…

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