wat0n wrote:PO provided such quote from one of the authors from the better study. If you have evidence from a large sample study stating the opposite that at least follows a basic identification strategy (DiD is not all that complicated after all) I'll be happy to read it.
And once again, you fail to provide the evidence for which I have asked.
Since you have refused or misunderstood at least four times now, this line of questioning is pointless.
Now, since we have several studies that show one thing and only one study that shows the opposite, wnd since you have not supported your claim about methodology with any specific evidence, the lgical thing is to assume that this impact exists.
When only 60% of independents trust the electoral system, then yes I'd say skepticism about the procedural aspects of it is more widespread than it should be. And it's not just among Republicans or Democrat voters, who were showing similar levels of trust in the system before the 2020 election.
Again, this does not change the fact that these laws are not going to change anyone’s minds, and so your entire argument for them falls apart.
The fact that a large percentage of people believe some dumb thing because they ignore evidence will not change with more evidence.
Maybe, under this reasoning one would claim the Democrats were actually trying to regulate political speech in their concern about Russian interference, just like Republicans may indeed be hoping to regulate the actual voting in their concern about integrity. I'd say both are indeed possible and if Trump had been reelected the Republicans would be the ones trusting the system and the Democrats claiming there was foreign (Russian) interference consisting in doing propaganda campaigns not dissimilar to those done by the US itself - just like after the 2016 election. And their voters seem to mirror this type of behavior, judging from the sudden increase in trust of the system among Democrats and a corresponding decrease in trust among Republicans (independents' trust remained basically flat after).
Thankfully in practice neither party gets to impose their preferences on everyone else, despite the feelings of their supporters, as the system of checks and balances acts to prevent either from doing so.
The Russian interference thing is irrelevant.
So this whole part can be ignored.
Back to the topic, this is an obvious ploy by Republicans to stop poor and BIPOC voters in battleground states.
It is voter suppression, and you are justifying it based on a disproved idea that this will change people’s confidence in the system.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in...