Bernie Grofman

Only 54.7% of Orange County’s registered voters cast their ballots in November, a precipitous plunge from the last midterm election. So what gives, Orange County? Why didn’t you vote? ... “I found the 2016 data point on the importance of unpopular candidates intriguing!” Bernard Grofman, distinguished professor of political science and former director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine, said by email from Oxford. “Ditto for the 2020 finding that large number of voters thought that their vote wouldn’t matter (and, given the paucity of two-party competitive districts that year, they were quite right).” 

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