Episode 183

Do Endorsements Really Matter?

July 18, 2019
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program (OSLEP)

When politicians run for local office, they try to appeal to lots of different kinds of voters. And one way they do this is by collecting endorsements from public figures and organizations those voters trust. But does that actually influence the way people vote? Professor Andrea Benjamin explores the role of endorsements in local elections, how race plays into the equation, and what this means for campaigns both big and small.

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