5 ways political scientists got the election right


Voters cast shadows as they wait in a line at a polling station open into the evening as early voting for the 2016 general elections begins in Durham, North Carolina, on October 20, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Jonathan Drake/File Photo *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-FIKED-OPED, originally transmitted on Nov. 3, 2016.

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Pundits and prognosticators assumed that this election was unusual. It wasn't.