Tag Archives: US elections

Election Contingency Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In response to COVID-19, actions should be taken to protect elections and Americans' right to vote.

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How TV Cameras Influence Candidates’ Debate Success

People who watch the debates should be vigilant about how their opinions are being influenced not just by what they hear from the candidates, but how they see them on the screen.

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Why are There So Many Democratic Candidates for President?

Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.

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Total Cost of 2016 US Election May Reach $6.6b

Presidential candidates spent over $1.13 billion, compared to $913 million at this point in 2012. House candidates spent $71 million less this year, and Senate candidates spent $137 million more than this point in 2012, although that number may increase when more Senate filings are processed by the FEC.

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Super PAC Spending Hits $500m

Super PACs have led the charge, breaking the half-a-billion dollar mark in spending and making up about 80 percent of total outside spending for the 2016 election. The nearly $530 million is almost three times the amount spent by super PACs in the 2012 election by the end of August.

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Trump’s Candidacy Real Test of American Democracy

Trump's ascendance as Republican nominee has brought American democracy at a crossroads where only American voters can save it from a total disaster.

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Passage Through Divided America

The hard-core Republican establishment is worried sick about a possible political disaster in November 2016. Could Trump possibly be a “Goldwater” moment for the Republican Party?

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The Path to 270 in 2016

Both the structural demographic changes and geographic patterns of support in the electorate suggest slight advantages for Democrats in 2016. In no way, however, do these factors preclude Republicans from taking the right steps to amass a national majority and Electoral College victory.

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