The panel brings together three recent papers that examine whether increasing trade exposure affects election outcomes. The first paper "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure" by David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon Hanson, and Kaveh Majlesi, analyzes outcomes from the 2002 and 2010 congressional elections, and detects an ideological realignment that is centered in trade-exposed local labor markets and that commences prior to the divisive 2016 U.S. presidential election. "Does Trade Liberalization with China Influence US Elections?" by Yi Che, Yi Lu, Justin Pierce, Peter Schott, and Zhigang Tao, examines the impact of trade liberalization on U.S. Congressional elections and finds that U.S. counties subject to greater competition from China via a change in U.S. trade policy exhibit relative increases in turnout, the share of votes cast for Democrats and the probability that the county is represented by a Democrat. The third paper, "Trade Contestable Employment and Voting in the 2016 Presidential Election" by Brad Jensen, Dennis Quinn, and Stephen Weymouth, uses plant-level Census Bureau data to capture the tradability and skill-intensity of employment at the county level and finds that counties exposure to trade appears to influence voting in the 2016 presidential election.