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    the science surrounding election administration

    The word surrounding sounds special to me. Does it mean "studying...in a comprehensive way"?

    (So the science surrounding election administration = the science that comprehensively studies election administration)

    Cambridge Dictionary defines it as an adjective referring to "that is everywhere around something". Which is way I use "comprehensive" above.

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    So what are the seasoned election scientists’ biggest fears, and what are they doing about it? ScienceInsider asked political scientist Charles Stewart III at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the nation’s leading experts in the science surrounding election administration. He is co-director of the recently launched Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, which is working with researchers and election administrators to “ensure that the 2020 election can proceed with integrity, safety, and equal access.” It has, for example, helped connect modelers with election officials trying to figure out how to best place ballot drop boxes and polling places. The effort, Stewart says, “is really research in the interest of action.”


    Source: Science Sep.18, 2020
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...s-2020-us-vote

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    Re: the science surrounding election administration

    The phrase means the ensemble of science that addresses the running of elections.
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    Re: the science surrounding election administration

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The phrase means the ensemble of science that addresses the running of elections.
    The word ensemble means "a group of things or people acting or taken together as a whole, especially a group of musicians who regularly play together". What is the ensemble of science? It sounds as if to mean "the whole of all branches of science".

    So sorry your explanation is not understandable to me.

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    Re: the science surrounding election administration

    All of the science related to the matter.
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    Re: the science surrounding election administration

    What do you mean when you say that a word sounds "special"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the science surrounding election administration

    Peculiar.

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