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Robynn Kuhlmann

Robynn Kuhlmann

Robynn Kuhlmann is an associate professor of political science at the University of Central Missouri. Her areas of expertise include state politics, voting and elections.

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Vaccine hesitancy in Missouri is more complicated than just party affiliation

By: - July 21, 2021

No doubt, what is happening to sections of our state is absolutely heartbreaking. Currently, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in the lower portions of Missouri, steadily creeping up its midsection and beginning to move outward towards the suburban ‘coasts’ of Kansas City and St. Louis. While outspoken hospital administrators have been and […]

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Missouri redistricting vote opens door to an experiment, regardless of outcome

By: - October 28, 2020

State governments are unique political bodies that allow for experimentation in how rules and laws affect political outputs.   As Justice Louis Brandies pointed out – states are laboratories of democracy. State governments have broad jurisdiction to “tweak” institutional rules and laws. Through this system of government, we can observe the aftermath of experimentation. Because experimentation […]