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Dec 9, 2016

"Any action that the Russian government might have taken, we might think it was undesirable, but it wouldn’t be grounds for a redo or any other legal relief. The courts certainly wouldn’t order that in this case. None of this is going to change the fact that Donald Trump won the election."

Dec 9, 2016

"Any action that the Russian government might have taken, we might think it was undesirable, but it wouldn’t be grounds for a redo or any other legal relief. The courts certainly wouldn’t order that in this case. None of this is going to change the fact that Donald Trump won the election."

Nov 18, 2016

"I think destroying ISIS is actually the right goal. It was also the goal of the Obama administration. However, the question is how you're going to go about it. Beyond just ramping up the bombing campaign, Donald Trump has laid out no specifics."

Nov 9, 2016

"A lot of people, including in the white working class, are very much opposed to free trade. I feel like the lost jobs and standard of living cuts deeper in Ohio than it does in a lot of states outside the industrial Midwest."

Nov 8, 2016

"If you go to the polls when they are open, and you are a registered and qualified voter, then as long as you wait in line, you are entitled to cast your ballot even if the line is so long that you must wait until after the scheduled time for the polls to close."

Nov 8, 2016

"People can only take so much. Think of the crying baby on the airplane, and that’s pretty much how it works."

Nov 6, 2016

"I think the big problem is that some states fail to comply with the requirements of the (National Voter Registration Act). It’s not as though we have an epidemic of voting fraud."

Nov 4, 2016

"It’s a more complicated election system if you choose to allow that kind of change. You have to make arrangements so that election workers can be confident that they’re not counting one voter’s vote multiple times."

Nov 3, 2016

“Unless an election comes down to a single vote, no one vote is going to be decisive. So if I decide to cast my ballot as a write-in, that may be as important symbolically as if I cast a vote for a winner or a loser in a blowout race.”

Nov 3, 2016

"Trump has made a strong effort to portray Clinton as favorable to trade policies that he has labeled 'a disaster' for the United States."

Nov 3, 2016

"One of the big issues for at least some elderly voters is mobility even if it’s possible for them to travel to the polls on election day, especially if that means the prospect of waiting in line for some unknown period of time."

Nov 2, 2016

“The consensus among the polls today is that Donald Trump is probably up by a percent or two. Ohio is still a battleground, and so the key thing here, of course, will be turnout.”

Oct 31, 2016

“A huge percentage of the news hole is taken up by Trump-centric coverage. And what’s leftover is taken up by … Clinton’s own controversies. It’s not just climate change that’s getting the short end of the stick.”

Oct 26, 2016

“Elections, it must be emphasized, do not end on the last day that ballots are cast and the polls close. They are officially over when the counting of all the ballots has been finally certified.”

Oct 20, 2016

"Most of (the undecided voters) like (Hillary) Clinton better than (Donald) Trump, though they’re not sure yet how they’re going to vote. That suggests that Clinton just has to kind of stay the course."

Oct 19, 2016

"In the past, many students would view that the electoral voting system was tilted in favor of the two-party system. Now, there is definitely more interest in third parties. They are seeing them as a real and viable option as opposed to choosing the lesser of two evils."

Oct 18, 2016

"We should go into this election very confident that it will be a fair and free election and at the same time monitor it so that we can confirm that that was correct, or if something went wrong we have the institutional capacity to correct it through recounts and the courts and the like."

Oct 6, 2016

"I would argue that Trump's promises to bring back the coal jobs is without any credibility. But at least he's saying, 'We're going to bring back your jobs.' What did Hillary Clinton say? 'We're going to take away your jobs.' I think if those are the two choices, who are you going to vote for?"

Sep 30, 2016

"Both parties are clearly trying to do what they can do to help their voters vote and help their side win. That’s the agenda of political campaigns."

Sep 26, 2016

Viewers don't look for substance in debates. They look for style. That's what the research on this topic says. They look for style, they look for emotion, they look for charisma."

Sep 22, 2016

"What events occur between now and November 8th, what the debates look like what kind of terrorism activity -- there are all these kind of things that are out there in the firmament that can have an impact on what people end up doing in Election 2016."

Sep 15, 2016

"It's possible that the American dream of the suburbs has eroded. It's difficult to get to work, infrastructure hasn't been kept up."

Sep 12, 2016

"Some of these communities are going through transformations, and some people are being left behind. And these kinds of moments are when immigration as a scapegoat gains a certain amount of traction."

Sep 10, 2016

"People are still very much afraid. That really hasn't changed since 9/11."

Aug 29, 2016

"If you’ve got a rule that you have to show non-photo ID or sign an affidavit verifying ID if you don’t have it, that’s not likely to exclude many voters."

Aug 26, 2016

"While measuring charitable endeavors by the amount of grants awarded may be appropriate for many private foundations, it is not for an organization that acts as a direct service provider like the Clinton Foundation."

Aug 24, 2016

"Many Republicans will be splitting their ticket as they desert Trump. But they remain loyal to GOP congressional candidates."

Aug 23, 2016

"Judicial rulings too soon to the election can be disruptive, and in the past the Supreme Court has made it very clear that it doesn't want that disruption."

Aug 22, 2016

"Apologies really do work, but you should make sure you hit as many of the six key components as possible. Our findings showed that the most important component is an acknowledgement of responsibility."

Aug 15, 2016

"Simple observation is legal, but the observation can’t cross the line into intimidation."

Aug 10, 2016

"There are people who have been active as Libertarians over the years. They can talk (candidate Gary Johnson) up and campaign for him but it's a high hurdle (to win a state)."

Aug 3, 2016

"Voter fraud is extremely uncommon, nowhere near the scale that would change the result of a presidential election in any realistic scenario."

Aug 2, 2016

"As one Democratic operative, who asked that the Washington Post not use his name, mused, “I believe love is stronger than hate, but fear wins elections.”"

Aug 1, 2016

"(Voter) turnout is not just about disenfranchisement, it’s about convenience."

Aug 1, 2016

"It’s the competitive, white male stereotype, who are very angry with the way things are. And Trump appeals to them. Democrats will try to pull those voters away from him."

Jul 29, 2016

"The Democratic Party’s nomination of Hillary Clinton this past week has revived an old controversy in a new way: presidential third terms. It is a controversy as old as the nation itself."

Jul 27, 2016

"Certainly that's part of the job of what Hillary Clinton would like Obama to do at the convention, to heal that schism and put the party back together again."

Jul 25, 2016

"A lot of these states wind up with it being within two- or three- or four-point margins. It’s the Midwest states, the Great Lakes states or ‘Big 10’ states that are going to be the battleground"

Jul 18, 2016

"All this great stuff (GOP convention, Cavaliers' championship) is just a life raft, and if the schools don't work, the long-term health of the city is fragile."

Jul 12, 2016

"To the extent that the resources are available to fund college at that level that's great. It's an ambitious goal, (but) we have to see where the money is coming from. ... We want college to be affordable and excellent at the same time."

Jul 1, 2016

"You see that stark difference right now where there's a campaign infrastructure on the Clinton side and virtually no infrastructure on the Trump side. It's now accepted in political circles that (field offices and ground games) are how you campaign but he's unorthodox and he may feel he can appeal above those traditional techniques."

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