Shelby County and turnout stats

Soon-to-be Indiana U. political scientist Bernard Fraga discusses comparative racial and ethnic turnout, finding that midterm elections and county-level data tell a different story than statewide numbers in presidential years.

To give the overall conclusions context, it helps to understand his findings that “minority turnout is not higher in districts with minority candidates, after accounting for the relative size of the ethnic group within a district. Instead, Black and Latino citizens are more likely to vote in both primary and general elections as their share of the electorate increases, regardless of candidate race.”


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