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Who Signs Abstract

My favorite geo-spatial visual is where the registered voters who signed an invalid ballot petition reside. The density of invalid petitions much higher along Gainesville’s city limits.  Many of the petition signers, especially on the west side of the city, clearly thought they lived in the City of Gainesville. Invalid Signatures

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Research here:

Daniel A. Smith. 2001. “Homeward Bound? Micro-Level Legislative Responsiveness to Ballot Initiatives,” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 1 (1): 50-61.

Josh Huder, Jordan Ragusa, and Daniel A. Smith. 2011. “The Initiative to Shirk? The Effects of Ballot Measures on Congressional Voting Behavior,” American Politics Research 39 (3): 582-610.



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