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Study: Texas Voter Education Campaign Failed To Prevent ID Confusion

Texas’ court-ordered $2.5 million voter education campaign failed to prevent widespread confusion about the state’s identification rules ahead of the …

Government

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Face Ban in Second Indian State on Water - Bloomberg

Retailers in India’s drought-hit southern state of Kerala plan to join peers in neighboring Tamil Nadu in a boycott of beverages made by PepsiCo Inc. …

Advertising

The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart

Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.

Elections

A Look Back Sheds Light on Redistricting

• <b>2011 Civitas article illuminates the history of redistricting arguments</b>• <b><br>In the past, Democrats admitted drawing voting maps for political purposes</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

North Carolina

Associated Press Interactive

No, Voter Turnout Wasn’t Way Down From 2012

Stories are still circulating a week after the election that turnout fell sharply from 2012. That’s almost certainly not true. The confusion is the …

Elections

The God That Failed

The 2000 election left a Democratic Party that was simultaneously angry, dispirited and divided. Populists believed that Al Gore made a terrible …

Democracy
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Ticket splitting is dead. National parties are now everything.

Every single state that elected a Republican senator this November voted for Donald Trump — and every single state that elected a Democratic senator voted for Hillary Clinton.<p>That’s a first in American history — at least going back to 1913, when the Constitution began mandating the direct popular …

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50 Million Presidential Votes Cast in Florida since 1992. Dems and GOP separated by 11,296 votes. 0.02% difference. #hsgovchat #SwingState https://t.co/S3O3WeweH5

The Moderating Influence of the Electoral College

It appears that for the second time in the last five presidential elections, the winner of a plurality of the national popular vote will have failed …

Home schooled teens helped Republicans win key Senate races

WASHINGTON – High School Senior Katrina Torsoe spent the weekend before Election Day on an unusual civics project: knocking on hundreds of doors in suburban Philadelphia to help re-elect Sen. Pat Toomey.<p>She did it even though she couldn’t vote for the Pensylvania Republican – or anyone for that …

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As American as Apple Pie? The Rural Vote’s Disproportionate Slice of Power

In 1920, for the first time, the Census Bureau counted more people living in urbanized America than in the countryside. This hasn’t been a rural nation ever since.<p>Yet the idea of Thomas Jefferson’s agrarian America has receded slowly despite demographic change. We still romanticize the family farm, …

“Unconstitutional gerrymander”: Federal court strikes down Wisconsin’s GOP-drawn redistricting

The case will likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court and could impact on partisan redistricting nationally<p>With the 2016 election, Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Wisconsin in nearly 30 years and Republicans took control of nearly two-thirds of the …

Wow. From @bpmehlman post-election analysis. https://t.co/IvADbBIJTQ

This calculator will show you how much your vote counts

The map of the presidential election has taken on familiar shades over the last few decades.<p>Red states tend to stay red. Blue states tend to stay blue. There are just a few states, the swing states—states such as Nevada, Colorado, and Florida—where the outcome isn’t obvious.<p>Those are the true …

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Snapchat Lures More Campaign Spending as Candidates Court Young Voters - Bloomberg

Snapchat has no proven track record in election advertising. It shares only limited data about its audience, and caters mainly to a demographic that …

Voters with Disabilities Seek Restoration of Voting Rights in California

[Image via respectabilityusa]Last year, I blogged about legislation in California that would protect people with disabilities from losing their right …

Civil Rights

Road to 270 – Associated Press Interactive

Forget swing states — the presidential election will be determined by these 20 swing COUNTIES

Americans have heard that the election of the next president will be determined by a few battleground states, with Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania as …

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Snapping tonight. #teamgov #snapchat https://t.co/oSGWk9GWih

Give Trump a Break (on His Campaign Music, at Least)

Musicians and their lawyers have been regularly telling Donald Trump to stop using their songs at his campaign events. The Rolling Stones, R.E.M., the members of Queen, the O’Jays and the estate of Luciano Pavarotti, for example, said the use of their work was unauthorized, and threatened to sue or …

Clinton’s ‘run-out-the-clock’ strategy under fire

The Democratic nominee nearly vanished from the campaign trail in August to attend high-end private fundraisers and to prepare for the first …

Hillary Clinton

Michigan Begs Supreme Court To Reinstate Ban On 'Straight-Ticket' Voting

A lower court found the ban disproportionately affected black voters.<p>Running against the clock, Michigan on Friday asked the Supreme Court to allow the state to enforce a ban on “straight-ticket” voting ― the practice of voting for all the candidates of the same party by marking a single box on a …

Why Clinton needs to win big

Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSanders: I don't consider myself a Democrat Clinton campaign dogged by infighting, overconfidence Budowsky: …

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Letters to Hillary