Knox Professor Analyzes Primary Election

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From: The Register-Mail (Galesburg, IL) –

Media look to Knox professor Andrew Civettini for expert analysis of the recent primary election:

“The 2018 General Primary Election marked the first time that Galesburg Democrats voted more than Republicans in a non-presidential primary in 12 years… In general, Republicans tend to vote more frequently in low-salient elections, said Andrew Civettini, associate professor of political science at Knox College…”

“While presidential elections are of the highest salience and draw more voters from both parties, high-turnout elections have favored Democrats and low-turnout ones have favored Republicans since the New Deal of the 1930s, Civettini said…” Read more…