Why Crossover Voters Are Not "Mischievous Voters"

  title={Why Crossover Voters Are Not "Mischievous Voters"},
  author={Gary D. Wekkin},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  pages={229 - 247}
  • Gary D. Wekkin
  • Published 1991
  • Political Science
  • American Politics Research
Although extensive crossover voting in open primaries has been documented, scholars have never found empirical support for the allegation that considerable mischievous crossover voting occurs in such circumstances. Formal theorists have argued that such voting is not consistent with the voting decision logic that most voters practice, others have inferred that most voters are not equal to the sophistication of the calculations requisite to strategic voting, and still others have hypothesized… Expand

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