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Voting methods that take voters stability into account

Consider the case of Brexit: a relatively brief moment of voting time that decided the state of UK in EU. One shot. Is this a good idea? Let's consider these factors: Voter stability: were voters ...
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“False advertising” in political campaigns?

Are there any laws or precedents for factually incorrect claims made during an election campaign by politicians / reporters? Could a party or individual be fined or imprisoned, or the vote voided? I'...
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State law placing gun owners in a database

As per the article regarding Hawaii placing its gun owners in a database and some of the below quoted text from it, I could see this being a growing trend on a state by state basis. I was wondering ...
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How widely established are the laws against reporting on polling during election?

In comments on " Is the "no poll reporting till voting is done" specific to Brexit vote? " I was made aware that other countries also have rules against reporting on polling numbers on ...
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Hillary Clinton and Bribery

The latest potentially damning “Clinton cash” allegation involves a 2008 nuclear agreement between India and the United States. According to Politico, Peter Schweizer says that Hillary Clinton changed ...
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Why US has a biased approach towards Shia Terrorists

I have been observing Middle-east for past 5/6 years and have observed a clear biased approach by US towards Sunni and Shia militants US Behaviour towards Sunni Militants Countless Drones in North-...
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Guns in the United States

Why do efforts to reform rules about buying and selling firearms in the U.S. always fail after mass shootings?
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Can anyone help me find countries that had gone / is currently going through government transitions?

I'm currently researching about correlations of government types and its possible effects. As of late, I've just finished parsing some wiki pages and basically made tables of indicator rankings ...
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Can the EU start (or force UK to) the procedures to leave the union?

The UK might be inclined to not start article 50 in order to have negotiating power in the bilateral agreements. The negotiation power derives from the fact that Britain could block EU policies as a ...
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Can the US call for a re-vote?

In the US, would it be possible for a re-vote for the President to be called for if, for example, it was highly suspected or confirmed that the first vote's results were rigged?
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Are there any other countries besides Great Britain that have movements to leave the EU?

Are there any other countries that have movements to leave the EU? If so how popular is the movement in that country?
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How does Brexit affect English Law?

I ask only about the law of England and Wales, and not of Scotland or Ireland. I ask a related question on Law SE. I know that the ECHR will continue to possess jurisdiction over the UK, but ...
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What does the Australian constitution specify about the mechanism of voting

As far as i know most voting system in Australia are based on a seat based preferential system. Also that there is variation in exactly how this works between states. What part of the voting system ...
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Why World is Silent on use of Phosphorus in Aleppo

Ok I can understand that Russia has the Veto power but still there is not even a word of condemnation on use of White Phosphorus by Russia on the innocent civilians in Aleppo. (Worthy note that White ...
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Where can I find who I'll be choosing from in my electorate (Australia)?

Before voting day I would like to know who the candidates are in my electorate. Where can I find that information? I've looked at the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission) website but cannot find ...
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Is the “no poll reporting till voting is done” specific to Brexit vote?

I saw mentions that nobody could tell the preliminary outcome of Brexit vote, because it was illegal to report on any numbers before voting concluded. Is this rule/law specific to Brexit referendum, ...
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Why would EU governments push for a quick brexit?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is currently in the news for saying We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as ...
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What is the French support for Frexit (France leaving EU) and why?

But the french also hate the EU. No more than 25% of them still supports it. If such a referendum were to happen in france, the result for leave would probably be much higher - comment on another ...
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What's you policy decision making [on hold]

why does each branch of government reach a different conclusion about what policy decision to make?
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Does “artificially” weakening a country's currency destroy that country's population's wealth?

Does "artificially" weakening a country's currency destroy that country's population's wealth? What could justify the "artificial" weakening of a country's currency?
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Can a country within a federated nation be admitted in the EU?

Right before the French Revolution, the western parts of the Austrian Empire and of the Kingdom of Prussia were part of the Holy Roman Empire, while their respective eastern parts (today Poland/...
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Could the UK re-join EU after it left?

Let's assume that Article 50 is invoked and UK officially leaves EU For some reason, both UK populace (a large share) and enough powers that be or popular will in EU, decide that UK ought to re-join ...
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What were the actual motivations that drove the Brexit?

I first heard of "Brexit" from John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, where he urged UK voters not to leave the EU, citing false motivations used to promote the Brexit. Proponents of a Brexit claimed that: ...
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What is Article 50?

Former Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave triggering Article 50 up to his successor. What exactly is Article 50?
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Why was the Brexit referendum conducted as a simple majority vote?

For votes which can have extremely long-term consequences, (like changing the constitution) a simple majority vote is usually not enough. Such votings and referendums are not about electing a ...
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What does England win by leaving the EU? [on hold]

What are England's wins and losses when it comes to "leaving" the EU?
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What are the immediate impacts of the UK leaving the EU?

What are the immediate impacts of the UK leaving the EU? Specifically: Housing, NHS, Financial Markets, Non UK passport holders (Feel free to elaborate on other topics) (Highest voted answer)
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Union Flag After Scottish Independence- severity of break away

If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, which seems more likely after the Brexit vote, what will happen to the Union flag? I don't think many people would like to see the lack of blue ...
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Pro-Israel lawmakers in the U.S [duplicate]

Are most U.S. politicians pro-Israel? If so, why?
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Could Westminster block the possibility of a referendum on Scottish independence?

With the recent events of the Brexit, the SNP want another referendum. Is it possible that Westminster would block this possibility? How could Scotland become independent without the approval of ...
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What is the error margin in large vote counts in the UK?

Well the EU referendum happened in the UK and there was some talk about what happens if the result is a tie, or if it is very close. Apparently, there would not be a recount unless there was a ...
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What happens now the UK has left the EU?

Given that leave is confirmed to have won the EU referendum, what happens now? Will David Cameron resign? If so does that mean we will have a new PM negotiating the UK's exit deal? And how long is ...
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Are there examples of when Parliament decided against the results of a Referendum?

For those hiding under a rock, Great Britain's future in the EU is being decided right now by means of a referendum. This, coupled with the constant talk of a plebiscite for marriage equality in ...
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Must the UK leave the EU?

The BBC has projected that a majority voted for the UK to leave the EU. Is the referendum binding, or does ultimate authority lie with parliament?
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What are the likely options now available to the UK in terms of it's relationship with the EU?

Given the leave win in the UK referendum, and assuming that the UK moves ahead to 'leave' the EU, what are the options available? Would it be likely that several of the agreements will be repealed (e....
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EU referendum odds

Today is the day of Britain's EU referendum and since the polls opened, the odds on "Brexit" have skyrocketed and the economy has started reacting as though the UK will stay in the EU. None of the ...
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Does substantive due process apply to the Second Amendment?

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states, in part, "No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Since the 1930's, the Supreme Court ...
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How and why did the Netherlands stop Japanese citizens from working without a permit?

I came across a Japanese-language article saying that Japanese citizens will no longer be able to work in the Netherlands without a permit. Recently they were able to do so because of an existing ...
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Limit to utility of campaign funds

I'm looking for research on the utility of campaign money, specifically in USA elections. Is there a point at which more money doesn't significantly increase a candidates chance of winning? How would ...
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Can partisan support among whites be predicted by physical appearance?

Are there documented patterns of political preference based on appearance? Note, I'd like to keep the answers focused on white people, as there are obvious relationships between race -> appearance ...
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Explanation of John Oliver's jokes about countries?

John Oliver had a very funny show about Brexit: https://youtu.be/iAgKHSNqxa8?t=699 He made 4 jokes near the end about Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Denmark that I don't think I understood. What ...
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Is it legal for an elected official to sign a contract binding him to vote in a particular way, if no value is exchanged?

For instance, a candidate for a legislature promises to vote yes or no, on a specific piece of legislation, or perhaps agrees to introduce a bill that is written at the time the contract is signed. ...
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Are change to Superannuation retrospective?

Bill Shorten (Australian Labor Party) claims that the changes to superannuation (2016) are retrospective. Is this really the case if so how / why? The QandA episode this statement was made in http://...
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What does a three-fifths majority really mean?

In the Florida State Senate, there are some actions that can only be taken with a three-fifths or two-thirds majority. There are 40 members of the state senate, and 3/5 of that would be 24. However, ...
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Are there new doctrines to insure peace beyond balance of terror?

The balance of terror is the idea born with the nuclear bomb that, if two superpowers have nuclear power, they will refrain from going to war against each other (or the other's allies) in fear that ...
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In what way are the Liberal party of Australia trying to privatise medicare

At the moment (June 2016) the Australian Labour Party are running a campaign (tv mostly) claiming the Liberals are trying to privatise medicare. What are the actual plans or events that point towards ...
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How many people work for the EU?

How many people work for the EU? This page gives 33,000 for the commission. 6,000 for the parliament and 3,500 in the general secretariat. It then goes on to say that the EU civil service includes ...
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Why won't NATO Leave syria?

After Russia has joined the fight it's sure that isis won't be able to take syria like in iraq as both assad and putin are against isis. What is the remaining us interest in elongating the war in ...

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