Minority Voters

Minority Voters

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 214 , Segment 3

Episode: 2016 Predictions, Effects of Antibiotics, Airline Near Misses

  • Jan 19, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 20:27 mins

Guest: Lisa Garcia Bedolla, PhD, Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Political Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley  Nearly a quarter of all eligible voters in the US are African American, Hispanic or Asian—which makes their support critical to candidates eyeing a victory in the 2016 presidential election.  Just how to make sure those minority voters actually go to the polls on Election Day is the challenge for campaigns. There’s been a lot of thought that high-tech solutions like texting or Facebook outreach could be the key to mobilizing both minority and young voters.  New analysis funded by the James Irvine Foundation finds old-fashioned methods, like going out and knocking on doors, are still best.

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