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Prof. Christopher Parker on Politico Magazine, "The New Rules: Racism can drive votes"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on February 3, 2020 - 1:54pm

The results of the 2016 presidential vote did not surprise everyone. UW political science Prof. Christopher Parker was one not surprised. His research told him that the Trump campaign could mobilize a lot of support from the recent Tea Party sentiment.

How does this affect the 2020 election? Prof. Parker cites empirical evidence that black voters "...who believed Trump was an existential threat to the country were far more likely to say they would turn out than black voters who didn’t believe Trump is an existential threat."

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