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The “Biased Electorate” Myth Has Been Debunked Again, by Carl Beijer (Jacobin)
The deck is stacked against women and people of color seeking political office. But it’s not because of a reactionary electorate — it’s because of party elites and donors.
Conventional wisdom on the liberal left holds that bias among voters is so prevalent that it creates a disadvantage at the polls for women and people of color running for office. The numbers, however, beg to differ. In “The Electability Myth,” a new study of the 2018 US election, the Reflective Democracy Campaign (RDC) has found that other groups have a slight advantage over white men among the voters — and systematic disadvantages that have historically kept them off the ballot …