Support the work of Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who specializes in elections.
We’ve asked you to support McDonald’s work before. In the months leading up to the 2020 election, we retweeted McDonald liberally as he documented the incoming early vote figures. We stuck with him as he compiled numbers on the Georgia Senate runoffs.
In December 2020, he posted overall turnout numbers for the 2020 election. They’re better than previous American elections, but still leave a lot of room for improvement: a total of 66.7 percent of the Voting Eligible Population (VEP) cast a ballot.
See Elect Project’s 2020 November General Election turnout rates here, including breakdowns by state:
But with the big elections over, McDonald and his work are prone to slipping off the radar. We at OYTCD don’t want that to happen. His contributions are vital and they keep going even when the national spotlight isn’t shining.
You have many options for helping out. If you are able, you can give to the tax-deductible U.S. Elections Science Group Fund, which McDonald and a colleague set up at the University of Florida to underwrite “student education and election research”.
Donation link: https://www.uff.ufl.edu/giving-opportunities/023435-uf-election-science-group-fund/
You can subscribe to the U.S. Elections Projections blog:
And you can follow Michael McDonald on Twitter:
Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!