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OP-ED | Squeezing the Most Out of the Culture War: National Politics in State and Local Races

What drives voters to the polls? There are a thousand answers, but very few of them are satisfying. One constant seems to be that for most of us voting is an emotional act, not a rational one. So while we’d love to believe that we’re weighing policy in a logical manner to choose our best representatives, the reality is that, just like everything else, our human feelings are behind our decision to go fill in that oval.