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A peek behind democracy's closed doors

For the last four years Larry Evans, with the help of a revolving cadre of undergraduate research collaborators, has been looking behind the generally closed doors of Congressional leadership at what he sees as one of the central investigations among political scientists today—the role that political parties and their leaders play in the legislative process. His window on this process has been the tally sheets, or “whip counts,” that congressional leaders use to track the positions of members prior to major roll call votes. Get story.

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