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Reeher Weighs in on the Election Effect of the Threat to Roe v. Wade in Press Republican, Newsday

May 6, 2022

Newsday,Press Republican

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

If the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade it could have a significant impact on election dynamics in New York. In the current election cycle, Republican candidates have gained some steam by focusing on violent crimes and inflation, says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. The problem they face now is the abortion issue could energize Democrats who enjoy a distinct party enrollment advantage over the GOP in statewide contests, Reeher says.

“It helps the Democrats to change the conversation away from potential weaknesses,” Reeher says. He notes topics such as inflation and the Biden administration’s response to COVID as well as the manner in which U.S. troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan last year can be awkward ones for Democrats on the campaign trail. Read more in the Press Republican article, "Hochul: Access to reproductive care 'human right'."

Reeher was also quoted in the Newsday article, "Experts: Roe v. Wade alters NY election dynamics."

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