• Women Voters:

    It’s Complicated.

    Examining the complexity & influence of women voters in Election 2016.

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    “I now announce myself as candidate for the presidency. I anticipate criticism, but, however unfavorable, I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.”

    Victoria Woodhull (1872)
    First Woman to Run for President of the United States

    Learn more about the women who have run for president and vice president on our facts page.

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    “An important conversation is about to begin, and our aim is to expand and enrich it.”

    Debbie Walsh and Barbara Lee on launching Presidential Gender Watch 2016

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    of Americans believe that the U.S. is ready to elect a woman president.
    (YouGov, 2015)

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  • A group of women hold signs and shout their support as they wait on line to attend a Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump campaign rally Monday, April 25, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Who are the Trending ‘Trump Girls’?

    Blanche Johnson, Fox News – June 29, 2016

    While running for President in 2008, Barack Obama had the “Obama Girl,” and now it seems Donald Trump has his own group of female supporters. #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet took over Twitter Sunday after a Wall Street /NBC News poll showed Hilary Clinton with a 17 point lead over Trump with women voters. Many photos of women in bikinis with Trump paraphernalia began trending with that hashtag.

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From the Experts

  • Same-Gender Tickets are a Presidential Norm

    Included amidst the speculation about whom Hillary Clinton will choose as her running mate is an oft-repeated question: can she choose another woman? The question has at its root skepticism that the country will accept a double dose of gender disruption on a single presidential ticket.

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On the Bias


The first woman candidate for president of the United States ran 143 years ago.

Learn more about the women who have run for president and vice president on our facts page.

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