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Close final US House special election backs ‘blue wave’ prediction

Predictions of a major ‘wave’ against Republican party incumbents in the coming US midterm elections have gained ground at the final special election to be held before the general election … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 4 Comments

Congressional cliffhanger: did the Libertarian cost the Republican victory?

The very close result in last night’s special election for the vacant 18th congressional district of Pennsylvania looks set to attract a lot of attention to the idea of ranked choice … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Democrats seize congressional seat in historic cliffhanger vote

A seat in the United States House of Representatives appears to have changed hands, with Democratic Party candidate Conor Lamb holding a 847-vote margin in late-night counting for the special … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

US Gerrymandering declared unconstitutional – again

A superior federal court in another US state – this time North Carolina – has declared that partisan gerrymandering of electoral districts is contrary to the US Constitution. A three-judge … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Virginia state vote ends in farce

The first election to be resolved in 2018 is actually for an American state legislature voted for last November – but the election has ended in farce. The Virginia House … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Electoral reform movement spreading across United States

Amid one of the most turbulent periods in US political history, campaigns for reforming the nation’s legislative election systems have been springing up across the nation in recent years. In … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Republicans hang on to four House seats

Two vacant seats in the US House of Representatives have been filled overnight, in the last of four special elections to replace Congressmen appointed earlier this year to President Trump’s … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Montana special congressional election turns violent

The election campaign to fill a vacant seat in the US House of Representatives has ended bizarrely, with the Republican candidate assaulting a journalist in front of witnesses the evening before … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Democrats close to upset in another US House by-election

A special election to fill a vacant safe Republican seat in the US House of Representatives has almost been snatched at the primary round of voting – by a Democrat. … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Republicans stay home in congressional re-election

The first of five special elections to replace departing US Congressmen has seen over half of Republican party voters stay home. But who will take over Frank Underwood’s old seat in May? … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment