The Perverse Consequences of Electoral Reform in the United States

@article{Berinsky2005ThePC,
  title={The Perverse Consequences of Electoral Reform in the United States},
  author={Adam J. Berinsky},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={471 - 491}
}
  • A. Berinsky
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Political Science, Economics
  • American Politics Research
A number of electoral reforms have been enacted in the United States in the past three decades that are designed to increase turnout by easing restrictions on the casting of ballots. Both proponents and opponents of electoral reforms agree that these reforms should increase the demographic representativeness of the electorate by reducing the direct costs of voting, thereby increasing turnout among less-privileged groups who, presumably, are most sensitive to the costs of coming to the polls. In… 
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