Questions tagged [democratic-party]
Questions related to the Democratic Party, one of the two major parties in the United States.
Why are certain views/values amassed in one party, like Republican vs Democrat?
I don't know how to explain my question but basically I don't follow politics much and for instance can't really tell the difference between liberal/conservative vs Democratic/Republican, but recently ...
Was the November 2019 polling about the Democratic Party's lead over Trump trustworthy?
In November 2019, many polls (such as this ABC/Washington Post poll from November 5th) claimed that the Democratic candidates had double-digit leads over Trump. In the 2016 elections, however, polls ...
Is it true that Jim Crow laws were primarily promoted by the Democratic Party?
I've been told that the laws had received widespread support amongst the Democrats of the time. This seems at odds with the current posture of the Democrat Party; is this true?
Donkey as Democratic Party symbolic animal
How come the US Democratic Party is OK with being associated with a donkey? Couldn't they push for a more flattering animal? An elephant has stronger positive connotations. Couldn't they try to be ...
How does the math for the Iowa Democratic Caucuses work?
I'm confused by the math used for Iowa caucuses. Here's an example: So there were 70 attendees. A total of 8 delegates assigned to the caucus But after taking into account viability... 9 votes were ...
Have Democrats gotten more liberal?
I'm a bit surprised by this Brookings Institute report on polarity showing Democrats becoming more liberal, though at one fourth the rate at which Republicans are becoming more conservative. The ...
What was the main factor behind the Democratic gains in the 2018 Midterm Elections?
What was the main cause behind the Democratic pickups in House seats? Was it that they were doing something right, either in rhetoric or policy, that the American people liked or was it Republicans ...
Are there any major left-wing conspiracy theories in the USA?
Related: Why does it seem like US conspiracy theorists are overwhelmingly Republican-oriented? The question above explores potential reasons why belief in conspiracy theories is more common among the ...
Why do candidates not quit if they no longer have a realistic chance to win in the 2020 US presidents election
As background, some answers of Why run for president if you have no chance to be elected? are relevant, so I will concentrate on the differences. There are currently more than 20 candidates for the ...
What do Democrats gain from pushing for DC statehood?
The House just voted for Washington DC to become a state, almost exclusively along party lines. While the arguments for statehood aren't new, equality for ethnic minorities is a greater concern ...
What are the primary objections Democrats have to a border wall?
Taking Trump out of the issue, Democrats have largely been united in their opposition to building a wall on the border with Mexico (with a notable half-measure in 2006). It became quite the ...
Why has Speaker Pelosi been so hesitant to impeach President Trump?
I am curious as to why Nancy Pelosi (until 9/24/2019 17:00 EDT) seemed to be so reluctant to push for Donald Trump's impeachment. It seems that the Democratic Party is becoming increasingly outraged ...
Why is DC so, so, so Democratic?
Looking at Wikipedia’s page on the 2016 election, I see that Clinton got 90.48% of DC’s vote; Trump only got 4.07%. This is by far the most any candidate got in any state; behind it is it Nebraska’s ...
Are there cases of Democrats engaging in voter suppression?
Modern Republicans are often accused of trying to suppress the right to vote for minorities. Are there cases where the modern Democratic party (ie post Jim Crow) is accused of suppressing the right ...
Why are Republicans (unlike Democrats) heavily criticized for their flip-flopping regarding the 2016/2020 US supreme court justice nominations?
It's hard to be on the Internet currently without encountering heavy criticism of prominent Republican politicians over Trump nominating a Supreme Court justice so close to the 2020 US election. As ...
Why did Democrats oppose Ted Cruz's provision to allow funds from 529 plans to be used for homeschooling?
Senator Ted Cruz proposed an amendment to the recent tax reform bill to allow funds from 529 plans to be used for homeschooling1, but the Democrats voted against it and it did not make it into the ...
What is the US 'Deep State' and what evidence is there for it?
I've heard whispers of a 'deep state' run by the Clintons or Obama or various liberals/democrats and I never really gave it much thought. It sounds kind of crazy - that said, I have to admit, I don't ...
What makes California a Democratic state?
So, back in the 60s & 70s, California gave us Richard Nixon. In the 80s, President Reagan hailed from the state. At least as late as 1984, California was considered a safe Republican state. ...
As an electoral candidate, isn't Yang precluded from conducting his "UBI experiment"?
In the US Democratic Party’s presidential primary debate a few days ago, candidate Andrew Yang announced his campaign will conduct a 1-year experiment with Universal Basic Income - by paying USD 1000 ...
Why the Democratic exuberance and Republican dejection about the 2022 US midterm elections?
I don't know much about politics, but I'm very curious about the reaction to the midterm elections. Although, as of right now, the Republicans are still leading or tied for both the House and Senate, ...
Are Democrat-led states handling COVID-19 better than Republican-led states?
If Democrats are more pro-science than Republicans, and if science helps control COVID-19, then it sounds logical that US states with a Democratic governor will handle COVID-19 better than those with ...
Are there more Democrats than Republicans in the United States?
I have been thinking about the Democratic Party and whether or not its members are more numerous than the opposing faction. Evidence to suggest this is the case: This party is expected to win the ...
Being "registered" as Democratic/Republican/Independent vs being a party member
I was following online media during last year's primaries, and noticed anchors and commentators discussing people's "registration" as Democrats, Republicans or Independents (never for other parties ...
What was the Caucus App supposed to be used for?
As many of you may know, the Iowa Caucus results are delayed, and many are citing the failure of an app that was involved in the process. https://www.npr.org/2020/02/04/802583844/what-we-know-about-...
Is an expansion of the US Supreme Court really possible?
With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, the idea of expanding the US Supreme Court has caught fire among some Democrats. With a 6-3 conservative majority on the court, prominent progressive ...
Where do the democratic and republican matched animal logos come from?
The democrats are commonly represented by a donkey and the republicans by an elephant and there's many articles that will explain which cartoonist created the associations in the 1870s. What I haven't ...
Are the partial results announced in Iowa consistent with prior polling in the state?
This may be a bit of a surprise, but according to some news sources (CNN, BBC), Buttigieg came in first and Biden fourth with Sanders and Warren 2nd and 3rd, after more than half the votes were ...
When are Iowa's Democratic district- and state-level delegates (for the presidential contest) completely selected?
From the complicated rules it looks to me like the Iowa story isn't going to be completely over anytime soon because There's "redistribution" of the non-viable votes (below the 15% threshold) at the ...
Have the Republican and Democratic parties "swapped places" in some ways?
I was just reading about the left-right political spectrum and that reminded me: I once read that the Democratic and Republic parties, over time, have swapped places in some way, so that the ...
Are Democrats alleging that Russia tampered with the vote tallies?
In Belief in conspiracies largely depends on political identity, it's reported that many democrats reported positively to a question about whether Russia tampered with the vote tallies for the 2016 ...
Is there evidence that the Democratic Party defends illegal immigration? [closed]
Is there evidence that the Democratic Party defends illegal immigration? Statements made by Democratic party officials or seat holders are preferable to Democratic leaning media sources.
What if Biden dies now? [duplicate]
The results of the election are not confirmed yet. But what if Biden dies and he wins before results declared? Does the Democratic Party have to nominate a new president? Would that mean that Trump ...
Why did NYC vote republican candidates for mayor from 1993-2009 but not for other posts?
New York City is considered one of the bluest city in the USA. From wikipedia it has not been voted any republican president since 1924. Currently the city council has 48 democrats and only 3 ...
How much money did Obama's Ebola czar Ron Klain donate to the Democratic Party?
I don't need the exact figure, I only want a rough estimation.