Election 2016

Political Science Professor Donald Green

Photo by John Pinderhughes

In the last presidential election, 58.6 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. That’s lower than most developed countries, even after factoring out those, like Belgium and Turkey, where voting is compulsory.

In the 2016 election candidates rarely agree on anything—except their opposition to free trade. But economists find that repealing trade is unlikely to restore the manufacturing jobs that have been lost.

In an effort to encourage Hispanics to hit the polls in November, HBO Latino filmed a one-hour special Habla y Vota on the impact of voting in the Latino community.