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Robb Willer, Christianne Corbett, and Jan Voelkel’s research on gender and electability covered in the New York Times

Elizabeth Warren and the Curse of ‘Electability’

There are many reasons for Warren dropping out. But a key one may have been the near-constant refrains about her “electability.” For the last few days, a meme has been circulating on social media: It features an illustration of Senator Elizabeth Warren, arms outstretched, an American flag behind her. “She’s electable if you vote for her,” it reads, using an expletive.

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