Voter Mobilization and the Obama Victory

  title={Voter Mobilization and the Obama Victory},
  author={Tracy L. Osborn and Scott D. McClurg and Benjamin R Knoll},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  pages={211 - 232}
As with the other presidential elections from this decade, the 2008 election was followed by considerable speculation as to how new efforts to mobilize voters affected the eventual outcome. Although the conventional wisdom implies that “Democrats benefit from higher turnout,” previous research in political science demonstrates that such a conclusion applies to actual election results inconsistently. In this article, we outline the difficulties involved with assessing turnout effects within a… 

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