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Distracted Voting Hurts Candidates Of Color At The Ballot Box

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo

A voter casts a ballot at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in San Jose , Calif.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo

Being distracted while voting can have unintended consequences, especially for political candidates of color.

UC Merced political science professor Jessica Trounstine  shares new research on how voters are less likely to vote for ethnic looking names when they lack familiarity with any of the candidates.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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