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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.

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