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Electoral officials can do little to combat information which undermines elections

Calfano, Brian R., Harknett, Richard, Vicic, Jelena and Winger, Gregory (2020) Electoral officials can do little to combat information which undermines elections. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, there is growing concern over disinformation about the electoral process which may work to undermine the legitimacy of the election’s outcome. In new research, Brian Calfano, Richard Harknett, Gregory Winger, and Jelena Vicic surveyed nearly 9,000 Americans to determine the effect of messaging from Secretaries of State to counter disinformation. They find that attempts to correct disinformation by Secretaries of State about elections are generally ineffective, regardless of whether someone is a Republican or Democratic voter.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 12:18
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107368

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