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Documenting Unusual Declines in Republican Voting Rates in Florida's Western Panhandle Counties in 2000

17 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2001 Last revised: 25 Jul 2017

John R. Lott Jr.

Crime Prevention Research Center

Date Written: May 8, 2001

Abstract

Using voting data for presidential elections from 1976 to 2000, this paper documents an unusual and large drop off in Republican voting rates for Florida's western Panhandle during the 2000 general elections. Little change appears to have occurred in the rate that non-Republicans voted. The results appear more consistent with the early call that Democrats affected Republican voting rates than the networks discouraging all voters from voting by incorrectly calling the polls closed in the western Panhandle.

JEL Classification: H0, J70, J78

Suggested Citation

Lott, John R., Documenting Unusual Declines in Republican Voting Rates in Florida's Western Panhandle Counties in 2000 (May 8, 2001). Public Choice, Vol. 123, No. 3, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=276278 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.276278

John R. Lott Jr. (Contact Author)

Crime Prevention Research Center ( email )

DC
United States

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