TV has long been the golden goose of political advertising – the one who spends the most wins. That's over, and it's a new era of digital advertising. No one's done it better than Donald Trump.
Political campaigns and journalists often turn to social media to see how voters feel about an election. But the numbers they see there may not accurately reflect the electorate's views.
Self-deprecating humor can be a savvy campaign strategy – but only for certain candidates.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
Extending the provincial vote to expatriates from Newfoundland and Labrador could make make for a more vibrant democracy.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.
Encouraging people to vote involves changing the discourse. Guilt trips are ineffective.
In 26 attempts, no African American has ever defeated an incumbent U.S. senator or governor.
Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
LGBT Americans under 24 are more likely to volunteer, sign petitions and attend rallies and demonstrations.
The Supreme Court has issued what's likely to be its final word on partisan gerrymandering, saying it's a political issue, not a legal one. That means reform lies in the hands of voters.
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.
When no one in Mississippi wins a majority of votes in an election, the legislature chooses the winner. This has led to white men winning over and over.
Though the effects were less this time, voters across the globe should remain vigilant against disinformation campaigns and election system hacking.
Approval ratings are usually a good way to predict the winner of the next presidential election. But Trump's numbers fall far outside any historical trends.
A new bill aims to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress.
On June 1 1949, black South African church members voted to choose their leaders in an unusual poll.
The US public is more aware than ever of partisan gerrymandering, and they're pushing local governments to make reforms.
To a mathematician the idea of, "voter turnout" is not a very precise term. What exactly does it mean? And how is it calculated?