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What prevents a party from failing to nominate a candidate in an electorate and informally endorsing a friendly independent?

In New Zealand's flavour of Mixed Member Proportional Representation, the Sainte-Laguë method is used to determine the total number of seats a party gets. These seats are allocated to the electorate ...
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How many minority-majority districts are there?

I want to know more about minority majority districts. How many of them are there, and what is the percentage of minority majority districts are represented by Democrats in the House?
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Is Azad Kashmir an independent state?

There are two parts of Kashmir, one is Azad Jammu and Kashmir also called Pakistan occupied Kashmir and another is Indian occupied Kashmir. Is Pakistan occupied Kashmir(Azad Jammu and Kashmir) an ...
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Correlation between vote share in House of Representatives and president?

I was thinking about the correlation between House districts' voting for president and representative by party. I want to see the correlation by year for 1996 and 2012. I chose 1996 because it was the ...
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Why did Palau choose to establish relations with ROC and not PRC?

After independence, Palau had a choice to choose between ROC and PRC. PRC probably had more money or power, considering the size of their land and more number of nations were having relations with PRC ...
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Why does the US want other nations too to support them in their sanctions policies?

I have read a little bit about US sanctions against Russia and Iran. Why do they require other countries too to stop/minimise trading with Iran and Russia? Certain things that I can remember now: ...
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What should civilians do if the state and judiciary completely fail to protect their rights? [closed]

We are experiencing that India is moving towards fascism, and minorities are completely ignored by the state, executive, and judiciary. People from minority communities have to face discrimination at ...
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Can American politicians be tried for treason if it is proven that they collaborated with a foreign enemy to get someone elected?

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/russia-ukraine-trump-biden-intelligence-foreign-interference-election.html Can American politicians be tried for treason if it is proven that they collaborated ...
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Can a future president undo Trump's TikTok ban or is it outside of their control?

Can a future president undo Trump's TikTok ban, or would it be outside of their control? I am wondering, if Trump's executive order against TikTok passes, whether his successor (be it Biden, or ...
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Has there been any research addressing systemic racism of West Indian immigrants relative to other ethnic immigrant groups?

In a 2018 Quilette opinion column, Coleman Hughes used similar data to suggest systemic racism in the US is not a large problem: The second natural experiment involves comparing the outcomes of black ...
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Does China have more influence over the WHO than the U.S.? [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c07MnRmJPcI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCxXP3R4uM8 https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-10/China-s-Ministry-of-Foreign-Affairs-publishes-article-on-COVID-19--...
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Does the President have the legal authority to provide Coronavirus relief by an Executive Order?

After negotiations between Democrats and Republicans broke down, President Trump signed an executive order that provides $400 in weekly unemployment aid and defers payroll tax for those earning under $...
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Which states have weakened police unions’ collective bargaining power over disciplinary issues?

Matt Yglesias, liberal political columnist for Vox, just tweeted this: Months into the era of everyone reading White Fragility and posting Black Lives Matter memes and declaring racism a public ...
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Karl Marx and The Guardian [closed]

It is known that Karl Marx never published an article in The Guardian (called The Manchester Guardian) while Engels did publish there. The question is why didn't Marx publish in The Manchester ...
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How much money did Pakistan take from Saudi Arabia and the UAE?

Can anyone supply me any statistics as to how much money Pakistan took from Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the name of aid or loan from the inception of Pakistan in 1947?
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Is a presidential candidate required to pick a running mate?

If the Vice President dies or leaves office early, the President is not required to pick a new VP, making the Vice Presidency vacant. Does this mean that a presidential candidate does not have to ...
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How long would this hypothetical close election need to wait to be called? [closed]

How long would it take to call the state of Wisconsin won by a Democrat by 5 thousand votes in a presidential election?
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Why hasn't the UK sanctioned Hong Kong officials, like the USA?

On August 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned 11 individuals, e.g., Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng and ...
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Who has the power to surrender in a war in the US?

Congress has the power to declare war and the president signs the declaration (or vetos) as well. Who has the power to surrender in a war? Would congress have to vote to surrender?
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Where did all the homeless people come from? [closed]

People are furious about NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's treatment of the homeless issue in NYC. The latest is the situation on the Upper West Side. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani himself said that the ...
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Was feminism in Weimar Germany caused by demographics? [closed]

The men died in WWI, raising female employment. Was feminism in Weimar Germany actually caused by demographics/material reasons rather than ideology?
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If the countervailing ideology to Progressivism is Conservatism, what is the countervailing ideology to Reactionary movements?

Background In the United States, Progressivism has been associated with sets of (normally left leaning relative to the political spectrum of the time) political reforms whose number and societal ...
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Are GCC countries dependent on India in any way?

In the past, India was the largest source of revenue in Gulf countries in the form of pilgrimage. When oil was discovered, they turned the table. Millions of Indians migrated to GCC countries, and ...
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What is CCP's intention behind expansionism?

China's CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is opening territorial conflicts with almost every neighboring country around them, including Russia. In the recent past, they tried a territorial dispute with ...
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How can a non-US citizen ask the US Government to withdraw a law/executive order?

I live in Vietnam, I use Android and iOS phones and I use TikTok. Recently, Trump and Pompeo want to remove TikTok from the USA. It is not a problem with me. However, they want to remove TikTok from ...
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What is the Victorian government's long-term COVID-19 strategy for reopening borders?

The Victorian (Australia) government is enforcing strict quarantining rules to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases. The short-term strategy detailed in the daily press release, published on YouTube, ...
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What would happen if the SCOTUS were themselves to be part of a lawsuit?

Let us say that in the future the very institution of the SCOTUS is involved as a plaintiff or defendant in a case (maybe a land dispute on which the court stands or for whatever reason the SCOTUS and ...
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How to identify bills in Congress that were previously introduced in a past Congress

There are questions about what happens to a bill at the end of a Congress (of which we currently are on the 116th Congress) such as if a bill dies can it be reintroduced. I am curious about what ...
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What exactly is a “Race” in relation to Human Taxonomy on the evolutionary line? [closed]

Where does "Race" fit into the human Taxonomy? Does the word Race have a root that connects it to a word that marks it's origin? if not what do we know about the epistemology of the word &...
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Why is it offensive to say All Lives Matter? [duplicate]

But I mean all lives do matter. I see people get offended by that statement. All Lives Matter includes blacks, hispanics, whites. Everyone.
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Why is Saudi Arabia reluctant to convene an FM-level meeting in OIC?

Saudi reluctant to accept Pakistan's request for immediate OIC meeting on Kashmir Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are at odds with each other as to the convening of an FM-level meeting regarding human ...
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Did New Hampshire pick the losing Democratic candidate three times in a row from 2008 to 2020?

I have been thinking about something that I read on the Wikipedia page for the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary: "This was the third consecutive contested Democratic primary in which New ...
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Why are Iran and Pakistan members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)?

Although, OIC's web-site says: The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting ...
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Would mail-in voting disproportionately help Republicans?

I would expect that restricting voting to mail-in votes would result in larger proportions of older, more established voters voting compared to younger, less organized voters, some of whom do not even ...
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EU trade deals with Switzerland and Ukraine - focus on Manufactured Goods

Switzerland is in the Single Market for Manufactured goods as it closely follows relevant EU rules, and is also in a Customs Union for Manufactured goods, thereby granting full access in this sector. ...
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Are minorities in Pakistan excluded from social security schemes?

I came across this article today: Poor and desperate, Pakistani Hindus accept Islam to get by and my question is inspired from that article. It was suggested to include non-Indian sources. Here is one ...
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What are the political implications of buying a russian airgun as a european citizen? [closed]

I'm considering buying a russian-made airgun, the Baikal mp 61. I'm a European citizen and usually I try to support companies in Europe. In this case, I don't find any other western designs that ...
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Do bureaucratic planning processes deter large amount of house building?

The UK Conservative government is bringing forward plans to "streamline" the planning processes for new house building, by essentially creating large areas of the country where planning ...
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Why do Black voters in the USA not vote Republican? [duplicate]

This research by the Pew Institute breaks down demographic voting data from the 2016 election. Pew found that Hillary Clinton (Democrat) won Black voters by an 80% margin (88% to 8%). Is there any ...
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Could the Democratic Party break away from the traditional primary system? [closed]

I was thinking of an idea for the Democratic Party to pick their presidential nominee. This would be done through an app that lets any registered voter in the US vote for president. The idea is to use ...
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Is it important to know the final vote count (tally) of an election very soon after Election day?

I realize that political parties and their candidates would like to know what the vote count is as soon as possible after the polls close. But I'm also aware that vote count is not finalized for at ...
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How can India keep a balance of relationship with both Russia and the USA after signing 4 pacts with the USA? [closed]

Historically India has very good relationships with USSR/Russia. India uses a lot of Soviet/Russian weapons, aircraft, ships, and sub-systems. In recent years, India decided to shed its non-aligned ...
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What is Pakistan trying to achieve by changing the political map?

The following was the old political map of Pakistan: Yesterday, Pakistani PM Imran Khan declared a new political map of Pakistan. I see some major changes: FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area) ...
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Does any international organisation safeguard a nation after another nation takes advantage using threats?

Feel free to suggest edit. I am not from a English speaking country. Apologies for mistakes, if any Linked below is an editorial from China Daily, and might not have so-called proofs. The question is ...
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How does the release of George Floyd's death footage change the perception of his death? [closed]

The Daily Mail recently released the bodycam footage of the death of George Floyd. How does this video corroborate/counter the claims that have been made regarding the incident? (One specific claim ...
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When did the US start separating illegal immigrants from their children and what is this policy called?

I am trying to understand the precise (objective) history of either the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) practice of separating children (minors) of ...
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If the Federal Reserve goes insolvent, what are the “significant political implications”?

I cite this Aug. 3 2020 august by Wells Fargo Research Team. Title is "Implications of Fed balance sheet growth". Please answer in simple English! I embolded the phrase in question. That ...
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Is it illegal to insert someone to the Presidency through Vice President?

What would happen if a general election candidate enters the race with no actual intention of acting as President but rather with the intention of winning the election then immediately resigning, ...
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Why is it considered racist to say “White Lives Matter”?

Given the recent political upheaval and mass protests/riots with scores of people chanting "Black Lives Matter" on the streets, why is it considered white supremacist and racist to say "...
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How do I find the full text of a bill from an early 1900s US Congress

Summary I'm researching a US House Representative by reading the bills he voted on, which are from the early 1900s. Where can I find the full text of those bills? Details The Representative I'm ...

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