When was the last time you voted split-ticket in an
election? It may not be surprising to hear that our elections have
become increasingly nationalized in the last few decades. Most
people vote for a single party straight down the ballot. The
question is, why?
Daniel Moskowitz, Assistant Professor of Political
Science at the Harris School of Public Policy, says the answer may
be the massive reduction of local news. On this episode, we speak
with Moskowitz about why nationalized elections are a problem, the
key role of local news, and what we might do to fix things.