Still think the 2004 statewide ballot measures banning gay marriage stimulated GOP turnout? Think again.
Daniel A. Smith, Matthew DeSantis, and Jason Kassel. 2006. “Same-Sex Marriage Ballot Measures and the 2004 Presidential Election,” State and Local Government Review 38 (2): 78-91.
Todd Donovan, Caroline J. Tolbert, and Daniel A. Smith. 2008. “Priming Presidential Votes by Direct Democracy,” Journal of Politics 70: 1217-31.
It’s always nice when co-authors (Rule22) take care of the shameless self-promotion: Shirking the Initiative?
Symposium, with articles by Michael P. McDonald and Christopher Z. Mooney, Daniel A. Smith, Andra Gillespie and Melissa R. Michelson, John Sides, Robert E. Crew, Ann Marie Murphy and Andreas Fulda, and Richard L. Engstrom and Michael P. McDonald
Jim Crow efforts to “ensure the sanctity of the vote” http://nyti.ms/guzQUI
NAACP’s press release is here: http://bit.ly/eW8g0e & LWV’s is here: http://bit.ly/ePQ6xu
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s heavily Latino majority-minority CD strongly supported Amendment 6 in 2010, with 62.49% approval.
Despite her opposition, support for redistricting reform (Amendment 6) in 2010 in Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s majority-minority district, CD3, which is comprised of 260 precincts sprawled across nine Florida counties, was 56.67%. For comparison purposes, support for Amendment 6 in the 1007 precincts in the nine counties her district squiggles through, but which she doesn’t represent, was 60.07%.
Here’s the full text of the infamous Florida HB 1355, dubbed by voting rights activists as the voter suppression bill.