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Expatriate Americans are the most important voting bloc you’ve never heard of

Andelic, Patrick and Sexton, Jay (2016) Expatriate Americans are the most important voting bloc you’ve never heard of. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (24 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Around eight million Americans live overseas, a population which would be the 13th largest state if taken as a whole. In presidential elections overseas turnout is around 12 percent, less than a quarter of the amount in general elections. Jay Sexton and Patrick Andelic argue that despite this low turnout rate, expatriate voters can and have played a decisive role in past elections, such as 2000s recount in Florida. They write that given low turnout rates, both Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas have some way to go to ensure overseas voters can play a full role in US elections.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 08:11
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 08:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65945

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