Does Your Vote Really Count?

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. At the Upshot, Brendan Nyhan on where partisans get their news.

2. Matt Grossmann and Dave Hopkins at the Monkey Cage on how the parties differ. From their just-published book, "Asymmetric Politics."

3. Julia Azari cautions against talk of a coming party realignment. I think this is exactly correct. It’s too early to be sure of any shifts among groups within the electorate, let alone something that would really count as “realignment.”

4. Dan Drezner on grading Donald Trump “on a curve.” Takes a while to get there, but the last two paragraphs are exactly correct.

5. Back at the Monkey Cage, Pauline Jones on change in Uzbekistan.

6. And Matthew Shugart on whether votes “count” in proportional representation and first-past-the-post systems.

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