If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
Despite impassioned pleas for gun control legislation after 2018's mass shooting at a Florida high school, Congress has failed to pass meaningful reform. Why doesn't policy follow public opinion?
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Polls suggest that the majority of Americans think climate change is real, is caused by humans and needs to be addressed. But climate change isn't a priority when Americans go to vote.
A coup seems so imminent in Venezuela that people are debating whether Maduro's overthrow would be good or bad for Venezuelan democracy. But history suggests a coup may be less likely than it seems.
Any good political spin doctor employs a range of overt and covert tactics to get their message across. Here are some of the most common ones.
How to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season.
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There’s a small army of spin doctors behind the scenes of an election campaign, finessing every utterance so it fits with the overall strategy. Today's episode is all about the art of political spin.
The economy is another concern and could lead to wholesale political collapse as more and more Burundians are left without vital services.
It's a tourist paradise. But behind the scenes, democracy in the Maldives has long been in peril.
If the violence feared in the aftermath of the election does manifest, it will be because of Congolese society’s commitment to and defence of democracy, not in spite of it.
Many states are arguing over how to draw district lines. But drawing legislative district lines is an exercise in tradeoffs.
The US has sent troops to countries neighbouring the Democratic Republic of Congo in anticipation of violence and unrest once the election results are announced.
Elections are supposed to hold politicians accountable: Officials who fear losing their seat will work harder for voters. But in some countries, political competition actually makes government worse.
If DRC's elections go ahead the climate isn't conducive for a peaceful or free electoral journey.
Research shows that in elections with low information and poor engagement, candidate attractiveness plays a significant role in how people vote.
Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power. He won an election in 2014.
In the next Congress, white men will make up 60 percent of the House and 71 percent of the Senate – a historic low.
In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
Brexit campaigner Arron Banks faces a criminal inquiry for £8m of funds he donated to the Leave campaign.