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From Sept. 21-24, Duke and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) will jointly host a political cartoon and satire festival on Duke’s campus that will be open to the public. In the time leading up to that event, some of the political cartoonists who will attend the festival have graciously agreed to let Campaign Stop republish their work. We start today with a cartoon from Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, a political cartoonist for The Economist and the Baltimore Sun who uses the pen name KAL.
“Critiquing his personality or contradicting his claims with facts ironically fuels his very appeal, which is grounded in a kind of professional victimhood. Rather than focusing on Trump’s personality, we do better to consider the deep historical roots to his race-based appeals to white voters.”
A new study by a Duke graduate student confirms that campaign communications can be targeted in such a way as to prevent certain groups from turning out on Election Day. The study sought to measure the effects of cross-cutting messages on voter turnout.