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PSN on April 9, 2009 - 5:16pm
Two key reports on the 2008 election, covering who voted and what they experienced.
- 2008 Survey of the Performance of American Elections - A team of researchers from many universities present the definitive analysis of how the 2008 election was conducted. Based on tens of thousands of interviews the report uncovers millions of voters disenfranchised due to errors in voter registration and other election administration problems.
- America Goes to the Polls - The Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network released their analysis of voter turnout in 2008, which offers the best description of the demographic shifts that drove increases in turnout last year. It also highlights election trends such as the continued focus on battleground states, and successful reforms like election day registration and early voting.