Ami Bera runs his ballot through the scanner while voting at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove in 2012. <137>Bera is running for Congress against Congressman Dan Lungren. Tuesday, November 6, 2012.<137> Researchers from George Washington and American universities identified two trends directly affecting voter engagement: lack of competition in some races <137>protected congressional districts<137> and declining political news coverage<137> where newspaper staffs have shrunk<137>.
Ami Bera runs his ballot through the scanner while voting at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove in 2012. <137>Bera is running for Congress against Congressman Dan Lungren. Tuesday, November 6, 2012.<137> Researchers from George Washington and American universities identified two trends directly affecting voter engagement: lack of competition in some races <137>protected congressional districts<137> and declining political news coverage<137> where newspaper staffs have shrunk<137>. Lezlie Sterling Sacramento Bee file <137>lsterling@sacbee.com<137>
Ami Bera runs his ballot through the scanner while voting at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove in 2012. <137>Bera is running for Congress against Congressman Dan Lungren. Tuesday, November 6, 2012.<137> Researchers from George Washington and American universities identified two trends directly affecting voter engagement: lack of competition in some races <137>protected congressional districts<137> and declining political news coverage<137> where newspaper staffs have shrunk<137>. Lezlie Sterling Sacramento Bee file <137>lsterling@sacbee.com<137>

News coverage can drive up turnout

February 07, 2015 04:01 PM