Tag: election

128 Why were pre-election polls and forecast models inconsistent with the election of Donald Trump? 2016-11-09T10:32:55.367

94 Why was Trump winning the 2016 election, when I know so few people who admit to voting for him? 2016-03-01T02:55:11.723

93 What can an independent election observer in Russia do if they notice irregularities? 2018-03-19T07:56:19.003

89 How can I respond to Whataboutism? 2017-02-28T16:54:42.907

79 Why is vote counting made so laborious in the US? 2020-11-05T07:34:32.123

74 What challenges remain for online voting? 2012-12-04T22:25:32.933

71 Is there a difference between how Cambridge Analytica and the Obama Campaign got Facebook users' data? 2018-04-11T10:38:25.957

65 Why did the DNC try to prevent Bernie Sanders from getting the Democratic nomination? 2017-10-16T18:35:59.663

63 What is this line of counties voting for the Democratic party in the 2016 elections? 2016-11-09T05:46:04.833

59 Does the Electoral College system really favor low population areas? 2017-12-06T23:04:43.547

55 Why are Deep South states said to vote so lop-sidedly Republican, when they have high percentages of African Americans? 2020-07-27T12:36:01.410

52 Why would Putin even bother barring Navalny from participating? 2018-01-29T17:52:34.333

52 Why does partisanship trump concerns about hypocrisy with voters? 2018-09-27T16:37:04.750

48 Is there a coup going on in Bolivia? 2019-11-11T18:21:30.130

47 What would Russia have to gain from interfering with the US presidential election? 2020-08-12T14:31:40.560

45 Why do oppressive regimes cheat in the election process rather than simply faking the results? 2014-03-10T18:39:50.307

44 Are there cases of Democrats engaging in voter suppression? 2018-10-23T11:42:21.087

44 Why do the British opposition parties not want a new election? 2019-09-06T12:00:07.590

44 Why does having a college degree or not make a difference among how white Americans vote? 2020-10-21T14:04:45.010

41 Why do Americans vote on coroners, magistrates, school directors, and tax collectors? 2017-11-13T13:55:37.873

40 Why does the BBC claim that there is 'no clear winner' in England's 2018 local elections? 2018-05-06T20:50:29.170

39 What are the disadvantages of first-past-the-post electoral systems? 2012-12-04T21:40:29.743

39 Why is counting election totals more difficult than lottery administration? 2018-11-14T14:17:24.180

38 What would happen if the Queen died immediately before a general election? 2019-12-02T07:30:31.533

38 What benefit is there to pulling out of the presidential race before Super Tuesday? 2020-03-03T09:02:45.510

37 Why does the U.S. tolerate foreign influence from Saudi Arabia and Israel on its domestic policies while not tolerating that from China or Russia? 2019-07-09T23:20:06.090

36 If someone sends in an early vote, but then dies, is their vote counted? 2017-01-30T04:48:25.587

35 Why did Wisconsin Republicans oppose postponing the April 7th election despite COVID-19 shutting down nearly all polling places? 2020-04-07T02:22:11.540

34 How does Russia’s fake news benefit them? 2017-11-14T06:35:50.407

33 Why the snap election? 2017-04-19T06:46:16.767

32 Why did Boris Johnson call for new elections? 2019-09-04T03:13:29.800

31 Why is voter registration necessary in the US voting system? 2017-01-27T11:35:39.747

30 How do I know that my vote was counted? 2015-10-17T18:28:10.363

30 Phenomenon where politically incorrect candidates do better in actual elections than in polls? 2016-10-08T09:45:13.293

30 Why do the main two US political parties not seem to suffer from "power erosion"? 2017-04-13T15:45:07.007

30 Why don't US presidential candidates get thrown into jail by their opponent during election? 2018-03-01T17:54:15.423

29 Have election boycotts ever successfully undermined the results? 2017-08-11T05:51:17.967

29 When and how does the GSA ascertain the President-Elect? 2020-11-09T00:54:40.760

28 Are there any countries with no elections at all? 2012-12-09T18:00:34.453

28 Does gerrymandering not affect elections for US Senators? 2017-06-29T15:26:04.597

28 Is it usual for a US president to make specific comments about a UK Prime Minister's suitability during a general election? 2019-11-01T09:36:35.027

27 Why run for president if you have no chance to be elected? 2015-12-22T19:34:24.577

27 What caused Mike Bloomberg to win American Samoa? 2020-03-04T22:43:15.580

26 Has the Orange Revolution improved the fairness of Ukrainian elections according to independent observers? 2012-12-16T21:23:42.947

26 Why is Donald Trump so popular? 2016-01-18T12:30:23.773

26 What happens if a US Presidential Candidate drops out of the race after being nominated but before Election Day? 2016-10-13T03:30:23.940

26 How do campaign rallies gain candidates votes? 2019-07-25T14:40:15.813

24 Is there an optimal size of a parliament? 2012-12-11T15:52:04.857

24 Has "none of the above" ever been added to a ballot? What was the effect? 2012-12-13T02:29:29.047

24 When and why did the American Republican Party become widely supported in the South? 2016-03-01T13:17:36.987

24 Is it possible to call an Early Election in the US? 2018-03-19T11:52:14.470

24 Can Trump force Congress to delay the Nov. 3, 2020 general US elections? 2020-07-30T15:34:21.517

24 Are there proposals for preserving ballot secrecy when a candidate scores 100% in a very small polling station? 2020-11-04T16:05:17.190

24 Has a recount ever changed the winner of any major election in US history? 2020-11-06T20:40:03.047

24 How does the UK manage to transition leadership so quickly compared to the USA? 2020-11-25T13:45:42.590

23 Voter registration fraud: how is citizenship checked? 2016-10-18T16:53:43.973

23 Why won't the Republicans use a superdelegate system like the DNC in their nomination process? 2019-08-13T22:03:30.143

23 Do any other countries take as long as the US to transfer government power following an election? 2020-09-24T20:22:14.277

23 Have Georgia election officials offered an explanation for the alleged "smoking gun" at the State Farm Arena? 2020-12-04T10:22:27.540

22 Is there any data on how much gerrymandering influences incumbent advantage? 2012-12-14T21:57:07.337

22 As of 2020-12-16, is there any legal way for Trump to win the election despite the electoral college vote? 2020-12-17T01:48:22.483

21 Which parties would try to stop Brexit from happening after the "snap election"? 2017-04-19T09:17:06.650

21 What is the rationale for foreign interference in a democratic election being intrinsically bad? 2017-05-01T10:34:38.970

21 Why is the consensus that the Democrats are confident of overturning the House majority in the 2018 midterms? 2018-11-05T18:45:02.133

21 Are fair elections the only possible incentive for governments to work in the interest of their people (for example, in the case of China)? 2020-12-29T23:32:14.373

20 Has a libertarian party ever won a parliamentary election anywhere? 2012-12-06T14:30:21.410

20 What was the largest popular vote election ever held? 2013-08-30T02:53:34.583

20 Tie breaking in general election for president in U.S 2016-07-21T19:00:15.030

20 Why does it take so long time to count votes in US elections? 2016-11-27T08:52:48.180

20 Has a party that won an election ever lost its leader in the process? 2017-06-12T11:43:21.040

20 Has there been an election where the vote in foreign consulates decided the outcome? 2018-01-28T07:36:50.487

20 In the US, can a former president run again? 2019-06-15T20:04:58.050

20 Why does New Mexico resolve election ties with a game of Poker? 2020-11-05T20:21:51.993

19 Why don't I need ID to vote in the UK 2016-05-05T19:25:31.357

19 What's the justification behind having a minimum age for politicians that is higher than the minimum age for voters? 2017-04-24T13:29:20.797

19 What election rules and voting rights are guaranteed by the US Constitution? 2019-06-27T16:08:11.357

19 What are the reasons for the date of Election Day? 2020-06-16T11:48:02.217

18 When does the US president have to be 35 year old? 2016-02-19T19:45:22.943

18 Why do election predictions by FiveThirtyEight and Predictwise differ so much? 2016-07-27T15:00:54.317

18 Why is Trump not firm on accepting the results of the 2016 Presidential election? 2016-10-20T12:36:31.890

18 How can Trump be President-Elect before the Electoral College vote? 2016-11-10T14:36:08.773

18 Is the US suffering from legislative paralysis? 2018-12-04T16:07:29.233

18 Opposite party turned away from voting when ballot is all opposing party 2019-05-07T12:27:11.853

18 Why is it so difficult to collect Iowa caucus results as opposed to election results? 2020-02-05T18:53:19.827

18 Why doesn't the USA Republican Party (GOP) bother to run for mayor in some cities? 2020-07-21T05:02:32.633

17 What happens if the US President Elect is arrested by federal authorities before inauguration? 2016-08-21T12:57:48.720

17 How would a recount help ascertain the results of the 2016 US Presidential election? 2016-11-25T04:56:14.980

17 Do any theories justify majoritarian election outcomes? 2018-09-25T22:21:14.970

17 What is the reason for the date of the Georgia runoff elections for the US Senate? 2020-11-11T19:14:12.330

17 What does it mean to do a recount *after* a US state has certified its election results? 2020-11-22T17:48:52.103

17 What is a common failure rate in postal voting? 2021-02-11T21:05:43.167

16 How can a small poll accurately model an election? 2012-12-04T23:04:07.500

16 What are the advantages/disadvantages of fixed-term elections? 2012-12-05T00:01:41.890

16 Why and how is the Vice President elected in U.S? 2012-12-05T01:26:59.793

16 Why is proportional representation not considered in any of the US states? 2013-01-25T00:37:20.990

16 Are Running Mates Constitutional (US President/VP) 2014-06-28T13:46:05.753

16 Is there a tendency for female and minority candidates to attract female and minority challengers, respectively? 2014-11-07T01:27:22.483

16 Recounting votes - isn't a recount just as prone to error as the initial count? 2017-02-07T14:03:59.223

16 What are some arguments for why a "license to vote" is a bad idea? 2017-07-07T04:28:19.943