Lending Insight to Election 2016
Scholars from NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs are helping inform voters during election season. Check out these news stories and other media featuring political scientists Michael Cobb, Steven Greene, Mark Nance and Andy Taylor.
Why LeBron’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Could Matter on Election Day
With his personal endorsement two weeks ago of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, LeBron James became the rare superstar athlete at the peak of his career to so publicly pick sides in a national election. While athletes aren't necessarily persuasion vehicles, they can affect mobilization and fundraising. Mike Cobb, political science, featured.
Handful of States Could Decide U.S. Election
Just five of the 50 states - Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida - may hold the key to deciding whether Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. Steven Greene, political science, featured.
Candidates spend millions over battle for NC’s governor’s mansion
Candidates are spending millions over the battle for North Carolina's governor's mansion. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.
‘West Wing’ Cast Stumps for Hillary: Can Celebrities Help?
According to an NC State political scientist, having celebrity friends and allies does not necessarily translate into political clout. Michael Cobb, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.
Elimination of Straight-Ticket Voting Could Leave More Ballots Incomplete
A federal court last month scuttled the state’s voter ID requirement, but ignored what political professionals say could affect this November’s election more than anything — the elimination of straight-ticket voting. Steve Greene, political science, featured.