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Stranger Danger: Redistricting, Incumbent Recognition, and Vote Choice


  • M. V. Hood
  • Seth C. McKee


We take a step forward in examining the electoral effects of redistricting by: (1) demonstrating that voters with a new incumbent because of redistricting are less likely to recognize their representative, and (2) voters are less likely to vote for their representative if they fail to recognize him or her. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • M. V. Hood & Seth C. McKee, 2010. "Stranger Danger: Redistricting, Incumbent Recognition, and Vote Choice," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 91(2), pages 344-358.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:2:p:344-358

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    1. repec:cup:apsrev:v:71:y:1977:i:01:p:166-176_25 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Seth C. McKee & Jeremy M. Teigen & Mathieu Turgeon, 2006. "The Partisan Impact of Congressional Redistricting: The Case of Texas, 2001-2003," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 87(2), pages 308-317.
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    1. Christopher N. Lawrence & Scott H. Huffmon, 2015. "Keeping Up with the Congressmen: Evaluating Constituents’ Awareness of Redistricting," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 96(1), pages 65-75, March.

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