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Unformatted text preview: Do changes actually increase turnout? If so, which? Help American Vote Act: Did it Help?- Passed after the debacle of the 2000 Presidential Election- Required states to upgrade their ballot machines- Provided some resources Conventional Thinking on Mobilization- Rise of Candidate-centered campaigns- Does this mean less party-based mobilization efforts?- Goldstein claims mobilization has not decreased Even as parties do less of mobilization effort, we still dont see less contact with voters, its just different, done more by campaigns themselves and less so the parties- does that contact have any sort of discernable effect on mobilization?- Probability of you voting increases 5% in presidential years if you were contacted by one of the campaigns. In midterm years, it increases it even more, if youre contacted by a campaign youre much more likely to vote Traditionally, we have drawn our own information from surveys Increasingly moving toward field experiments Traditional Mobilization: door to door...
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- Fall '08