Can Weather Really Impact Election Outcomes?
Have you ever wondered if weather changed who won election? How about the differences between local and national elections? What is the impact of weather on our election behavior and psyche? We delve into these questions in the latest episode.
For those interested in digging into today's topics a bit more, here are some links for you.
- Main Story
- The Republicans Should Pray for Rain: Weather, Turnout, and Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections by B Gomez, T Hansford & G Krause
- Make It Rain? Retrospection and the Attentive Electorate in the Context of Natural Diasters by JT Gasper & A Reeves
- Weather conditions and voter turnout in Dutch national parliament elections, 1971–2010 by R Eisinga, M Te Grotenhuis & B Pelzer
- The Partisan Effects of Voter Turnout How Conservatives Profit from Rainy Election Days by F Arnold & R Freier
- Weather, mood, and voting by A Bassi
- Election Day forecast: Rain possible for a few key states by Brandon Miller (CNN)
- News Story
- Tuesday’s election shows weather forecasts are better than political forecasts, but easier by J Samenow (Capital Weather Gang / Washington Post)
- Yes, the election polls were wrong. Here's why by M Chalabi (The Guardian)
And now for the episode @ What Is It About The Weather