Aaron A. Hitefield

Aaron A. Hitefield

University of Georgia

H-index: 1

North America-United States

About Aaron A. Hitefield

Aaron A. Hitefield, With an exceptional h-index of 1 and a recent h-index of 1 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at University of Georgia, specializes in the field of American Institutions, Congressional Elections, Presidential Elections, Presidential Primaries, Political Behavior.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

The Effects of the Great Compromise on the Constitutional Convention of 1787

A Red Wave or a Ripple? Nationalized Politics and the 2022 Midterm Elections

United We Vote: Analyzing the Effects of Nationalization on Congressional Elections

The 2020 Presidential Election in the South

The 2020 Presidential Nomination Process

You’re Fired! Donald Trump and the 2020 Congressional Elections

Aaron A. Hitefield Information

University

University of Georgia

Position

Ph.D. Candidate The

Citations(all)

10

Citations(since 2020)

10

Cited By

3

hIndex(all)

1

hIndex(since 2020)

1

i10Index(all)

0

i10Index(since 2020)

0

Email

University Profile Page

University of Georgia

Aaron A. Hitefield Skills & Research Interests

American Institutions

Congressional Elections

Presidential Elections

Presidential Primaries

Political Behavior

Top articles of Aaron A. Hitefield

The Effects of the Great Compromise on the Constitutional Convention of 1787

Authors

Keith L Dougherty,Aaron A Hitefield

Journal

American Politics Research

Published Date

2024/3

The success of any constitutional convention can depend on its provisions for power sharing. We test three claims about the effects of the Great Compromise, a power sharing agreement, on the Constitutional Convention of 1787. First, we find that the convention was not more likely to pass proposals to strengthen the national government after the compromise than before, contrary to claims made by historians. Two small states increased their support, but other states did not. Second, Southern states (and large states) were more likely to support weakening the national government after the compromise. Third, large states were more likely to support proposals to strengthen the power of the House relative to the Senate after the compromise, and small states were more likely to resist. However, the opposite was not true for strengthening the Senate. Our results suggest a new narrative about the effects of Great …

A Red Wave or a Ripple? Nationalized Politics and the 2022 Midterm Elections

Authors

Jamie L Carson,Aaron A Hitefield

Journal

The Forum

Published Date

2023/5/10

Republicans were initially optimistic that the 2022 midterms would result in a sizeable red wave that would lead them to win back control of the House and Senate in light of President Biden’s low levels of approval and high rates of inflation. Although they did win enough seats to narrowly control the House, they failed to pick up a sufficient number of seats in the Senate to control that chamber during the next 2 years. This article examines the candidates, outcomes, and implications of the 2022 midterm elections. In doing so, we analyze the effect that former President Donald Trump had on the election while also considering the impact of factors such as inflation and abortion on congressional election outcomes. The article closes with a discussion of the effects of the 2022 midterms on both the incoming 118th Congress as well as the upcoming 2024 Presidential election.

United We Vote: Analyzing the Effects of Nationalization on Congressional Elections

Authors

Aaron A Hitefield

Published Date

2022

This dissertation examines the potential effects of nationalization on congressional elections. Nationalization is an electoral phenomenon in which US elections have increasingly become centered on national politics, parties, and the presidency. As a result, voters now evaluate down-ballot candidates through a national partisan lens—causing down-ballot elections to share collective fates with the political trends and electoral outcomes of presidential elections. I focus specifically on nationalization’s effect on electoral resources and their overall effectiveness, as well as its impact on voters and candidate evaluations. The first chapter examines the role that nationalization has had on the rise of out-of-district financing, the declining personal vote, and the decline in the incumbency advantage. The second chapter employs survey-based data to create an individual voter-level measure of nationalization, which can then …

The 2020 Presidential Election in the South

Authors

Jay Barth,J Michael Bitzer,Shannon L Bridgmon,Anna R Elinkowski,Aaron A Hitefield,Robert E Hogan,MV Hood III,Aubrey Jewett,Jeffrey P Kash,H Gibbs Knotts,Jonathan Knuckey,Scott Lasley,Vaughn May,John J McGlennon,Seth C McKee,Patrick R Miller,Janine A Parry,Stephen D Shaffer,Joel Turner

Published Date

2021/9/21

The 2020 Presidential Election in the South details how the 2020 presidential election developed in the twelve states of the South. This edited volume features preeminent scholars of Southern politics who analyze the momentous Election of 2020. In addition to chapters organized by state, this volume also focuses upon the issues that drove southern voters, the nominations process in early 2020, as well as a chapter focusing on where the region may be headed politically in the next decade. In addition, each state chapter includes analysis on notable congressional races and important patterns at the state level. The authors also provide keen insight into the ever-changing political patterns in the region. Since the South continues to evolve in terms of politics and demographic shifts, this book will be an important tool for academics. However, the book will also enlighten journalists and political enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of contemporary changes in Southern electoral politics.

The 2020 Presidential Nomination Process

Authors

Aaron A Hitefield,MV Hood III

Journal

The 2020 Presidential Election in the South

Published Date

2021/9/21

With a tumultuous four years having passed since President Trump was first elected, a term marked by impeachment and continual controversy, both Democrats and Republicans geared up for what would be a historic presidential election. President Trump was all but certain to be the Republican Party’s nominee, with no serious candidate mounting a legitimate challenge against the sitting incumbent president. As a result, five states, including South Carolina, chose to cancel their Republican primaries or caucuses. Alternatively, for Democrats, most candidates began announcing their candidacy by early 2019 (some entered as early as July 2017), with many citing perceived policy failures of the Trump administration and partisan politics as their reasons for running. In total, twenty-eight candidates emerged to vie for the nomination (three of which were from Southern states), resulting in one of the most crowded fields in history. 1 Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented disruptions to the Democratic primary process, Joe Biden eventually succeeded in outdueling Bernie Sanders and a diverse candidate pool to become the Democratic nominee. Finally, in a general election marked by the continued effects of the devastating pandemic as well as record levels of campaign spending, voter turnout, early in-person voting, and absentee-by-mail voting, Joe Biden successfully defeated Donald Trump to become the forty-sixth president. While no small feat, the story of Joe Biden’s eventual success in 2020 begins with his revitalizing campaign victory in the South Carolina primary on February 29. Moreover, with the front-loaded nature …

You’re Fired! Donald Trump and the 2020 Congressional Elections

Authors

Jamie L Carson,Spencer Hardin,Aaron A Hitefield

Journal

The Forum

Published Date

2021/4/19

The 2020 elections brought to an end one of the most divisive and historic campaigns in the modern era. Former Vice President Joe Biden was elected the 46th President of the United States with the largest number of votes ever cast in a presidential election, defeating incumbent President Donald Trump in the process. The record turnout was especially remarkable in light of the ongoing pandemic surrounding COVID-19 and the roughly 236,000 Americans who had died of the virus prior to the election. This article examines the electoral context of the 2020 elections focusing on elections in both the House and Senate. More specifically, this article examines the candidates, electoral conditions, trends, and outcomes in the primaries as well as the general election. In doing so, we provide a comprehensive descriptive analysis of the climate and outcome of the 2020 congressional elections. Finally, the article closes …

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What is Aaron A. Hitefield's h-index at University of Georgia?

The h-index of Aaron A. Hitefield has been 1 since 2020 and 1 in total.

What are Aaron A. Hitefield's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

The Effects of the Great Compromise on the Constitutional Convention of 1787

A Red Wave or a Ripple? Nationalized Politics and the 2022 Midterm Elections

United We Vote: Analyzing the Effects of Nationalization on Congressional Elections

The 2020 Presidential Election in the South

The 2020 Presidential Nomination Process

You’re Fired! Donald Trump and the 2020 Congressional Elections

are the top articles of Aaron A. Hitefield at University of Georgia.

What are Aaron A. Hitefield's research interests?

The research interests of Aaron A. Hitefield are: American Institutions, Congressional Elections, Presidential Elections, Presidential Primaries, Political Behavior

What is Aaron A. Hitefield's total number of citations?

Aaron A. Hitefield has 10 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of Aaron A. Hitefield?

The co-authors of Aaron A. Hitefield are Jamie Carson.

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