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Questions related to the Democratic Party, one of the two major parties in the United States.

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Why do Democrats make a big deal about new voting restrictions if research suggests they may backfire? [closed]

In previous elections, Democrats such as Stacey Abrams publicly said that the election system was being rigged against them by certain laws. While they put together a persuasive case, there is also ...
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Does the Democratic National Committee have a mission statement and foundational documents?

I'm looking for documents like an organizational charter that might be stable over years. National level, not state or local.
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What does the AP mean by a "party split" regarding Biden's 'Build Back Better Plan'?

In a recently published article, the Associated Press lead with the headline Biden meets with Democrats as $3.5T plan faces party split. (Multiple other news sources followed.) However, nowhere in ...
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What is the correlation between swing and change in votes cast from the 2016 to 2020 US presidential elections among major parties?

In the past, it was said that turnout benefits the Democratic Party because populations that tend to vote Democratic are underrepresented among actual voters relative to the voting eligible population ...
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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 ...
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Is the Democratic Party pushing America to the left? [closed]

I watched a video that said that Republicans pushed the nation to the right. But I am getting the sense that Republicans are in a sense "maxed out" in pushing to the right ideologically. Are ...
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When was the Democratic Party Flag Created?

When was the Democrat Party Flag Created below, with the Donkey Symbol? Wikipedia does not say https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)
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Was John Kerry considered a controversial politician within the Democratic party, back in the days?

While many of his agendas are certainly very controversial (especially the Iran Deal), John Kerry's diplomatic, social and political achievements throughout the years are nothing short of impressive, ...
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Why does the daylight savings time in Pennsylvania seem partisan?

I am looking at the vote results on HB 335, a bill specifying that the state of Pennsylvania will observe daylight-savings time permanently, should the US Congress authorize this. The whole bill is ...
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Why is winning the NYC Democratic mayoral primary currently widely seen as tantamount to election?

During the Bush era and even before that, NYC has elected mayors that were at least back then resembled the governors of states like Vermont today (they had liberal social views, but had more ...
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Why did the entire staff of the Nevada Democratic Party quit after the Democratic Socialists won?

After Judith Whitmer, a Democratic Socialist, won her election to chair the Nevada Democratic Party, she received an email from Alana Mounce, the party's executive director congratulating her and ...
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How did Joe Manchin, a Democrat, get elected as governor and U.S. senator in West Virginia?

Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, was elected as governor and later as U.S. senator from West Virginia. I typically think of West Virginia as a conservative-leaning state (in the past two decades, at least)...
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Why do Democrats and Republicans ignore public opinion polls on major issues? [closed]

When polled, the majority of Americans consistently believe in (1) a national health care plan; (2) increased taxes, not fewer taxes, on the wealthy; (3) and more, not less, environmental regulation, ...
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Have Democrats in favour of abolishing the filibuster said anything about what happens if Democrats were to lose control of the Senate in the future?

Senator Joe Manchin has been consistently opposed to abolishing the filibuster, noting that the filibuster provides for minority input. I can assure you I will not vote to end the filibuster, because ...
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What are the most important reasons that large urban centers in the U.S. tend to lean towards democrats?

There are many candidate explanations for this: the relatively less important role of religion, the relatively higher level of education, the fact that living in crowded areas leads people to ...
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Has the Biden administration communicated a plan for overcoming US division?

For now, civil society in the US looks divided, and that is a problem. Has the incoming Biden administration or the Democratic party expressed any specific policies or plans for the purpose of ...
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Are there significant demographic differences between Washington County, Arkansas which explain why this specific county picked Sanders?

Joe Biden won every county in the 2020 Arkansas Democratic primary except Washington County, which Bernie Sanders won. I find this weird and was trying to understand why this would happen. I'm not ...
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Has Biden's campaign, or the Democratic Party, publicly voiced their opinion on granting some sort of immunity to Trump?

As a foreign spectator it seems likely to me that Trump won't leave the White House voluntarily. Losing his immunity appears to be a driving factor in why he is clinging to the position of power he ...
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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 ...
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Why is Georgia turning blue rapidly?

Georgia seems red from the beginning of the 21st century. In this time voted presidents from republican party. Both the senators are from republican party. Even in the last election when there was ...
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Is creation of new states via partitioning really possible in the US? Are there any precedents to this?

Background: Senate provides as much representation to Wyoming with a population of 580,000, as California with 39.5 million inhabitants. According to [1] | State | Rural ...
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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 ...
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What was the highest amount of senate seats that the USA GOP and democrats controlled in history?

Have either party controlled 60 seats or more? If not what was their highest count?
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Is it legal for the US private company to provide services depending on political party?

Read about US company "Fortitude Ranch", specializing on providing secure vaults, who would open it's "survival camps" at the election day. Can such company theoretically provide ...
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In which congressional districts were there more votes for the Democratic candidate in 2018 than in 2016?

I was thinking about the turnout of the 2018 House elections and it looked like that was a presidential election level Democratic turnout from the standpoint of House of Representatives. It even beat ...
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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 ...
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When was the last time a Democrat Senator voted differently from other Democrats?

In regards to the recent SCOTUS vacancy due to the loss of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I see countless articles stating things like (paraphrasing) "These 6 GOP senators are most likely to vote ...
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Have Democrats said a late-presidential-term Supreme Court Justice appointment will be subsequently neutralized?

It has been anticipated that there may need to be a replacement justice during the late part of president Trump's term, as there was during Obama's. The Democratic president Obama nominated a ...
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Has Markey discussed past votes to preserve tax-exempt status for racist colleges?

NBC affiliate WWLP said this, in discussing remarks made by Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy as part of his primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ed Markey: At a Tuesday press conference, Kennedy ...
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How did the Democratic Party control the House so continually from 1956 to 1996?

I saw this picture that shows the partisan divide of the House of Representatives. The Democratic Party had a lot of control back then in the House. This was even during the landslides of 1972 and ...
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Has Nancy Pelosi ever endorsed a primary challenger before?

On August 20th, 2020, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi endorsed Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy in his ultimately unsuccessful primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ed Markey. This strikes me as ...
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What is the difference between votes cast at the DNC by states/territories and delegates won in the primaries/caucuses and why is there a disparity?

I'm watching the roll call from last night's DNC. I'm up to New Jersey and so far, only Sanders and Biden have been awarded any "votes". But Wikipedia says that Warren, Buttigieg, ...
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Why have Democrats been consistently identifying as liberal in the US?

I was thinking about ideology of Democrats and how it has changed. For example, we can go to the progressive movement started by the candidacy and unpopular election of Donald Trump. (By unpopular I ...
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Why do white voters in the southern US not vote for Democrats? [duplicate]

I was thinking about how the states in the southern US are reliably red at large despite their large black populations which votes for Democrats. I read about it and found that over 70% of white ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Is the US public asymetrically polarized? [closed]

I read about asymmetrical polarization in the federal government. It said that Republicans became more conservative more than Democrats became more liberal in Congress. I have found that the opposite ...
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Did Bernie Sanders being an independent Senator hurt his presidential bid?

I am wondering about Bernie Sanders and the fact that he is technically not a Democrat. (Vermont doesn't register by party, so this is a complicated issue.) Let's go by his Senate affiliation. He is ...
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Why are Deep South states said to vote so lop-sidedly Republican, when they have high percentages of African Americans?

States like Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, have in the range of 30% African Americans, who, from what I can tell, vote about 90% Democrat. Yet these states vote reliably Republican. What is the ...
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Why are the 2 US political parties called Republicans and Democrats?

Why are the 2 main parties in the United States called the Democrats and the Republicans? The US is both a democracy and a republic, and neither party's platforms seem to be built around the ...
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Yellow Dog Democrat in modern usage?

I am curious about the usage of the word "yellow dog Democrat". I read that it is a word that means a Democrat that always votes straight ticket and would never even think of voting for a ...
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Do "America we need" articles describe a position of Democracy party? [closed]

Some times ago, NYTimes started a series of articles called "America we need", with such well-known authors as Samuel Scheffler, for example, or Tim Wu2. This is an enough big series of ...
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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?
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What is known about pressure on Klobuchar and Buttigieg to drop out and endorse Biden?

Before 2020 Super Tuesday, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden were seen as ‘splitting the center democratic’ vote. At the same time, Bernie Sanders had the largest consolidated block of left-...
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Do Democrats in general not perform better than Republicans in handling US economy?

In recent US general election polls, I found that despite that Republicans (Trump specifically) are behind in almost all aspects, they are always leading in being trusted in handling US economy over ...
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Has the Democratic Party expressed support for the removal of the Lincoln Emancipation statue?

Washington D.C.'s non-voting representative, Elanor Holmes Norton, has stated The designers of the Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park in DC didn’t take into account the views of African Americans. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why do voters in the US not approve of atheist politicians?

At least in the presidential area of government (from the president down), there are no out atheists. I don't know if there are no out atheists in all of government, but I do know that there are no ...