Paid postage did not increase voter turnout

It didn’t appear to have moved the needle on turnout statewide as some hoped, Wyman said. It did change voters’ behavior with 61 percent choosing to use the mail rather than a drop box to get their ballot in. In 2017, a majority preferred drop boxes.

http://www.kirklandreporter.com/opinion/despite-paid-postage-ballots-still-come-late-editorial/

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What’s in a name? One-third of U.S. voters don’t know candidates: Reuters/Ipsos poll

“With the current party polarization, voters increasingly vote based on party (read: like or dislike Trump) rather than the local candidates,” Robert Erikson, a professor of political science at Columbia University in New York City, wrote in an email.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-name/whats-in-a-name-one-third-of-u-s-voters-dont-know-candidates-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1MD1QC

http://archive.ph/eXGEY

Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seahawks-owner-paul-allen-gives-100000-to-help-republicans-keep-control-of-u-s-house/

http://archive.is/yuAKs