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How people elect parliaments

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 · 1 Comment

Boilover in Alabama: Half of traditional Republican voters stay home

A dramatic special election for a United States Senator for Alabama has ended with the Democratic candidate Doug Jones defeating his astoundingly controversial Republican opponent Roy Moore. Jones polled 49.9% … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hillary Clinton’s ironic undefeated vote record

Over the space of the past 16 years, US Democratic politician Hillary Clinton ran for five major public elections – including two party presidential nominations – in none of which was … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Maine voters endorse preferential choice voting

Amidst the drama of the historic presidential election on November 8, voters in the US state of Maine endorsed a ballot measure to adopt preferential voting. Using a public referendum, Maine … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Americans are voting, perhaps in record numbers

Across America – and around the world – there is the clattering sound of dice rolling today. And the dice are loaded. All forecasters agree that Hillary Clinton is much more … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Democrats win first US Senate seat for 2016

34 US Senate seats are facing election in November, but the Democratic party has already won one – thanks to the voting system itself. There will be no contest this year … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

US elections: Senate races

34 of the 100 United States Senate places are up for election next month, with around a dozen races seen as close contests. The senators serve 6-year terms, with one third of seats … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment