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Wharton Featured in BBC Article on Bridgeport Election

Jonathan Wharton, an associate professor of political science, was interviewed for a piece on the BBC about the Bridgeport election. According to Wharton, the political environment in Bridgeport has been characterized by complexities, factionalism, and allegiances, which causes some to compare it to Beirut. He suggests that the city’s politics, shaped by historical patterns, have been slower to change compared to those affected by reform efforts in other parts of the country.

Read the full article in the BBC: “Trump helped a vote scandal go viral. What really happened?” (By Mike Wendling, Jan. 20, 2024)


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