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dc.contributor.authorRausch, Mary Scanlon
dc.contributor.authorRausch, John David Jr.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T01:07:32Z
dc.date.available2018-10-03T01:07:32Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11310/162
dc.descriptionPresented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (Philadelphia, Pa. : Sept. 1-4, 2016)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the 2015 vote on a non-binding referendum on a portion of the program of downtown redevelopment in Amarillo, Texas. Despite early polls indicating that the referendum would be easy defeated, Amarillo voters approved building a multi-purpose event center (MPEV) as part of a wave of downtown redevelopment. The analysis considers the reasons why the referendum was approved despite the vocal opposition to it. We find that voter turnout played a significant role in the referendum’s approval. We also find that a professional campaign can win an election that seems lost at the beginning.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectturnout, referendum, campaign, MPEV, Amarilloen_US
dc.titleDoes turnout matter?en_US
dc.title.alternativeAn examination of a non-binding referendum in Amarillo, Texasen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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