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America Edges Leftward in Elections

Election outcomes in Ohio, New Jersey, Arizona and Mississippi on Tuesday suggest the American electorate is shifting slightly to the left, boding well for President Obama’s re-election next year. (more)

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 READ MORE


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Iran’s Parliamentary Election Turnout Lags

Political observers in Iran are estimating that turnout for Friday’s parliamentary elections may break the country’s 2004 record low of 51 percent. The government’s ruling religious conservative faction is accused of barring many opposition reformist candidates and depressing electoral participation.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008 READ MORE


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Stephen Colbert on California Republicans

Inspired by a nefarious scheme to divert California’s electoral votes to the GOP, Stephen Colbert looks into the oppression of California’s Republicans: “They must be under attack. Why else would so many of them live in gated communities?”

Posted on Sep 19, 2007 READ MORE


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Republicans Eye the California Electoral Cookie Jar

Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter warns of a Republican plot to deliver some of California’s electoral votes to the GOP nominee—even if he loses the state. The scheme, which depends on California’s much-abused and confusing proposition system, would award the Golden State’s electoral votes by congressional district.

Posted on Aug 13, 2007 READ MORE


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Gambians Vote With Marbles

Check out the Gambian voting system. It’s enviably simple: “Voters enter a booth and pop a clear glass marble into one of three drums representing the candidates.” The marble hits a bell on its way down, preventing people from voting more than once. No hanging chads, no hacking, just a satisfying plunk when your vote goes in.  Are we advocating marbles? No, but a paper trail would be good.

Posted on Sep 22, 2006 READ MORE


The End of the Electoral College as We Know it?

The California Assembly passed a measure to pledge the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (as opposed to giving its Electoral College votes to the winner of the California popular vote).
This would come into effect only if enough other states passed similar measures. But if it happens, it will mean the end of the electoral college as we know it.

Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


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