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Bernard Tamas

Associate Professor of Political Science, Valdosta State University

Dr. Tamas is an expert on elections, electoral bias, and US third parties. His current research on electoral bias in US elections is funded by the MIT Election Data and Science Lab and the American Political Science Association. Dr. Tamas has held a Fulbright scholarship to the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-MIT Data Center at Harvard University. Prior to joining VSU, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University and has previously taught at Illinois State University, Williams College, and Brandeis University. He has also worked as a software developer at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Demise and Rebirth of American Third Parties (2018).

Relevant writing:

Republicans’ Best Case Scenario for the Midterms” in Newsweek

Valdosta State University Professor: Voter Suppression Laws May Not Change Election Outcomes – For Now” in WABE

How The Republican Party Could Splinter (Or Stay The Same)” in FiveThirtyEight

Bernard Tamas on the History of Third Parties in the U.S.” in C-SPAN

Forward! Is America’s latest third party marching to power – or oblivion?” in The Guardian

State Expertise: Ga.
Speaks: English

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  • Election Results
  • Electoral College
  • Redistricting
  • Voter Behavior
  • Voter Suppression
  • Voting Systems

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