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American elections researcher discusses findings at Binghamton University Forum

2008-09-16

        John McNulty, assistant professor of Political Science at Binghamton University, will discuss “Topics in Political Science Research on American Elections” on Wednesday, September 24, at the Binghamton University Forum to be held at the Binghamton Club located at 83 Front Street in downtown Binghamton.


        McNulty, who teaches courses on political psychology, voting behavior and other issues dealing with voter turnout, will share his findings on American elections.  McNulty will address how voters respond when election officials make it more or less convenient to get to the polls and will ask the question, are American citizens willing to make the extra effort to vote?


        “The outcome of a high-turnout election is perceived as having greater legitimacy than one with low turnout because the voters are presumed to be more representative of the entire population,” McNulty said.


         McNulty received his Ph.D. from the University of California and has been published in the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, American Politics Quarterly, and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. In 2004 McNulty was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Political Methodology section’s Harold F. Gosnell Prize for best paper presented in political methodology.


        The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and McNulty’s discussion will commence promptly at 8:00 a.m.


        The Binghamton University Forum, previously the Harpur Forum, serves business, professional and community leaders by bringing nationally known authorities to speak at functions throughout the year.
 

Last Updated: 9/17/13