When it came down to it, some Republicans couldn’t vote for Herschel Walker.
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Analysis of voting data suggests that in counties across Georgia, a slice of Republicans just couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Herschel Walker.
A country’s ability to pursue major energy reforms hinges on the government’s capacity to defuse political opposition.
The current energy crisis is an opportunity to accelerate the transition towards clean energy – but some countries are better than others at pursuing major energy reform.
A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Nigeria.
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Ahead of 2023 general elections, there are increasing concerns that the current spate of violence in Nigeria, if unchecked, could undermine electoral outcomes.
Voters cast their ballots in Madison, Wisc., on Nov. 8, 2022, as numerous close races draw to a close.
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Some election results will take days or longer to materialize – but on election night, a panel of scholars offer initial takeaways on mail-in voting, how to win an election and voter suppression.
New York police respond to a shooting in Brooklyn in April 2021, amid a rise in shootings that year.
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A new wave of prosecutors, known as progressives, say that public safety can exist with policies like eliminating cash bail for people charged with low-level offenses.
Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022
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The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
A voter and her child cast a ballot during the midterm primary elections in Virginia in June 2022.
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A record amount is being spent on political advertising in the midterm elections. But evidence shows that negative ads might work counteractively, discouraging voters from casting ballots altogether.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is seen before his government delivered the provincial 2022 budget at the Ontario legislature.
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Ontario goes to the polls in a month, and Doug Ford will likely win again. Why? Because the Liberal and NDP leaders have failed to connect with the people of Ontario the way Ford has.
People leave a polling station after voting on federal election day in Montreal on Sept. 20, 2021.
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Many factors affect the decision of whether or not to vote in an election: the decision is mostly about motivation, interest in politics and sense of duty.
Card readers were used to confirm permanent voter cards during the 2019 Presidential elections in Nigeria.
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Digitisation has enhanced the conduct of elections in Nigeria but there are still some drawbacks affecting its efficiency.
Capturing the public’s attention is about standing out in a crowd of influencers.
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Social influencers vie for public attention in a crowded market place. This makes the bold and the ruthless even more likely to opt for strategic dishonesty if it will further their interests.
Exit political stage, heading to the right.
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A former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush watched the Virginia governor’s race through the eyes of her students at the University of Virginia, whose concerns were shared by most voters.
Our first-past-the-post electoral system works poorly when there are lots of three-way races and even some four-way races. Seats can be won with far less than a majority, meaning it’s time to revisit electoral reform.
New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
The emotions we attribute to party leaders on the basis of partisan affiliation may no longer hold sway in this federal election.
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The emotions we attach to political affiliation are shifting during this federal election. The vote may turn out to be a master class in how a party can capture the political mood and use it to its benefit.
Is Sen. Marco Rubio, espousing a polished populism, the future of the GOP?
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Donald Trump’s ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
Are these trusting Americans? People line up at an early voting location near Lincoln Center on Oct. 26, 2020, in New York.
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Democracy only works well when citizens participate in the democratic process and participate equally. But in the United States, lack of trust is eroding democracy’s promise.
Voting, the right thing to do?
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‘I don’t like the candidates,’ ‘I don’t know enough to make a decision,’ ‘I don’t want to give this election legitimacy’ – an ethicist takes on nonvoters.
Primary voters at St. Joseph Church in Dover, New Hampshire.
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Where you vote can make a difference in how you vote. Although the influence can be small, some ballots are decided by fractions of a percent.
Who’s on his list? And would it matter?
Vice presidential picks don’t have much direct effect on campaigns, but can give voters insight on a candidate’s judgment and leadership ability. Early Cabinet selections are likely to be similar.
Marijuana decriminalization won’t end arrests.
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.