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The act or process of choosing a person for a position, especially a public office, usually through a vote.

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Have Georgia election officials offered an explanation for the alleged “SMOKING GUN” at the State Farm Arena?

Now hitting Fox News, yesterday's Georgia Senate committe(s) hearings are apparently providing new ammunition to governor Kemp to request another signature audit: Gov. Brian Kemp, the Georgia ...
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What is happening here at an election site, presented by Trump's legal team as election fraud? [closed]

Trump's legal team is holding a presentation of evidence today and as part of the presentation has presented video footage that they claim shows election ballot watchers being cleared out of a room, ...
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How does the UK manage to transition leadership so quickly compared to the USA?

I appreciate that the USA has a larger population and more layers to it system of governance, but I don't understand how the UK can transition between governments practically overnight and the USA ...
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Does the Electoral College majority requirement play a role in keeping the US in a two party system?

From the 12th Amendment of the Constitution (emphasis mine) The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of ...
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Is there a correlation between a President's approval rating on Election day and their share of the Popular Vote during re-election?

I was looking 538's historical approval ratings and I noticed that on the last day of a two-term president's last term, the approval rating was about twice the popular vote margin nationwide. This ...
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Does Trump claim that election irregularities only affected the Presidential election?

Donald Trump has been contesting the results of the 2020 Presidential election, alleging voter fraud, improper counting, and other irregularities. A number of recounts have been done, although none ...
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Is there a (fuller) transcript for Trump's recent quip about election officials being “communists” and “enemies of the state”?

AP recently reported that: Speaking to news crews gathered to watch the traditional holiday conversation with the military, Trump denounced officials in battleground states he’d lost as “communists” ...
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Are election boycotts effective against an authoritarian regime?

If there are no fair elections in a country, the opposition may choose to still participate and try to defend its result or to boycott an unfair election altogether. Are election boycotts effective ...
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What happened in the 2010 election in the Philippines which cause Smartmatic to sue Dominion Voting systems?

After listening to Sydney Powell on Lou Dobbs for the umpteenth time, I decided to do some fact checking of my own. She was talking about smartmatic, which is a company that makes election software, ...
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What happens when a USA congress/senate candidate concedes while the vote count is still going? I mean can they still win? [duplicate]

I just have general question about concedings: Let's say in scenario a democratic congressman/senator concedes while a large percent of the votes are still being counted. The large batch of uncounted ...
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Why does having a college degree or not make a difference among how white Americans vote?

Four years after 2016 election, it hasn't changed that the majority of non-college-degree white people support Trump's reelection, while the majority of college-degree white people don't. Why does ...
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Comparison of Presidential and House results by District

I've read a number of articles that have talked about the difference between down ticket results during the 2020 elections and the Presidential race. But I've been unable to find raw data because the ...
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Why do some states forbid pre-counting mail ballots?

According to a handy map by CNN, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Alabama do not allow pre-counting of mail ballots. Why is this the case? Why not count mail ballots as soon as possible to ...
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Does conceding an election have any effect on the outcome?

In US politics it seems to be commonplace for the losing candidate in an election to publicly concede - i.e., admit defeat - after an appropriate number of votes have been tallied. I can see that this ...
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What were the 2020 Presidential Results in TX-15 specifically?

I am interested in the 2020 presidential election by congressional district. I am particularly interested in the 15th district of Texas. This is a South Texas district where the Democrat won by 3 ...
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Have election boycotts ever successfully undermined the results?

In recent news in Australia, the Government is planning a postal survey of the electorate's attitudes to Same-Sex Marriage. Attempts to make it a formal plebiscite failed. There are people with ...
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Why do many states in the US often elect state cabinet members?

When I first learned various states hold elections for state cabinet positions I was puzzled, because there are no such elections for federal secretaries. Why do so many states do it like this, ...
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Controversial Tigray regional election

As I understand it, one of the points of contention in the conflict between the government of Ethiopia and the Tigray region are contested regional elections in September at 2020. These have been ...
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What does it mean to do a recount *after* a US state has certified its election results?

In Georgia, the state government must "certify" the election results before the parties can request a recount. What does it mean to recount after certification is complete, and why is that ...
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Where can I find detailed information on the votes that were tallied in the 2020 election?

I need a comprehensive dataset showing when individual votes were cast and for whom across the USA in the 2020 general election. I can find totals on the county websites and presidential candidate ...
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Is the Wayne County canvassers refusing to certify unprecedented in the US?

In Wayne County MI two Republican canvassers objected to certifying results, deadlocking the certification. They backpedaled and then tried to backpedal again to the initial position of "Don't ...
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How did Arizona get so close to upsetting Arnon Mishkin's “t-stat of 4” statement defending his decision team's call?

On November 3rd, Arnon Mishkin, a statistician and director of the Fox News decision team, called Arizona for Biden with ~25% of votes still uncounted. When called upon to defend his decision, he ...
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Can members of the Wayne County Canvassing Board rescind their votes?

A couple days ago, all four members of the Board of Canvassers of Wayne County, Michigan voted to certify the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. Now the two Republican members of the ...
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What can an independent election observer in Russia do if they notice irregularities?

In the recent Russian presidential elections on March 18, 2018, foreign reporters and election observers noticed irregularities, incidents of election fraud and general violations in the voting ...
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Estimated bounds for margin of error in US election results?

When one sets out to measure a thing, one expects various sorts of errors to occur in the measurement.... depending on context one might have: errors with the measuring instrument, errors due to ...
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What is the largest election to use non-secret ballots?

All the elections I'm aware of use secret ballots, meaning that no one knows which candidate a different person has voted for. But surely there must be elections somewhere where that's not the case ...
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Do Republicans and Democrats intentionally nominate long-shot candidates for races which they're extremely unlikely to win?

As an example, in my own state of Washington, the Republican party nominated Loren Culp: Culp has been married for 43 years and has two grown children. He was raised in Jefferson County. He dropped ...
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What prevents me from voting in the next USA elections? [duplicate]

I am not an USA citizen, I was not ever in the U.S. But I could visit the USA embassy any time, where I could probably get easily a tourist visa. The only reason for me to not do this, is that I have ...
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In Italy, can a party run for the elections with two different lists (in the same group)?

Under the current law&rules, can an Italian party sign into the elections with two different lists, joined into one coalition, or is there a rule explicitly forbidding that? (notice that lists ...
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What is the biggest change in votes following a recount?

In Michigan, a Republican in a local election went from barely losing to winning clearly after picking up ~1200 votes in a recount. That seems like a lot to me, which got me wondering. What is the ...
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Where to view election litigation status

Is there a way to view aggregated data for the litigations related to the recent federal elections in the US? I’m looking for a who/what/why status of each piece of litigation so I don’t have to check ...
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What does the gray gap in the NV election site bar means?

The official Nevada (Clark county) site shows the ballot count results and has a bar with Red and Blue percents, as well as a gray gao between them. What does this gray bar means? Is it the remaining ...
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Do swing states in the US count their votes faster due to external pressure?

On a related question Why do California and New York need so much time to count their votes compared to other states? Arcanist Lupus left the following comment: Critically, on a macro scale nobody ...
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What is the total cost of the administration of the US 2020 presidential election?

The US 2020 presidential election seems to be a costly enterprise to the taxpayers. What is the total cost of the administration of the US 2020 presidential election?
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What is the reason for the date of the Georgia runoff elections for the US Senate?

On Election Day 2020, both US Senate seats for Georgia were up for election. However, no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, and so both races go to a second round. This runoff election will ...
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“Polling fails” observed in US elections quantified as right- or left-leaning? [closed]

Define a polling fail s.t. a particular candidate C, running in ... a particular election E, s.t. ... pre-E polls (collectively, averaged) predict C to achieve vote share S0, but ... results from E ...
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Has there ever been a presidential election where every state voted the same way as in the midterms?

Has there ever been a presidential election where every state voted for the same party as in the House elections in the previous midterm? If so, when was it? And, if there has never been as of writing,...
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Where can I find good voting data on US Congressional Districts?

For US Elections, I'm trying to find the Total Population, Voting Age Population, Registered Voters on Election Day, and the number of Ballots cast, for the years of 2020, 2018, 2016, and 2012, sorted ...
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How many ballots have been sequestered in Pennsylvania and Michigan?

By court orders, Pennsylvania and Michigan have been commanded to sequester domestic ballots that arrived at counting stations after the traditional deadlines. For the purposes of this question, it is ...
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What caused (or is strongly correlated with) the Democrat swing (relative to 1994) in the 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial election?

The swing was about 4 percentage points statewide. But it appears to be concentrated in certain areas of the state, like the western area and (to a smaller degree) the more populated east with and ...
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Why so much censorship on Trump's statements? [closed]

After the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which some people opposed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection, Hillary Clinton defended U.S. efforts to ensure that the Twitter social networking service ...
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What challenges remain for online voting?

In 2011, nearly a quarter (24.3%) of participating voters in Estonia cast their ballot by remote electronic voting (that is, on their computer/phone/tablet via the Internet). Several larger countries,...
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Where is vote tally data aggregated?

Where do major news companies collect their vote tally data in US elections from? My intuition tells me that there has to be an agency of some sort that aggregates vote tally data before ...
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What happens when a presidential candidate dies before being inaugurated…?

If the candidate wins the election but is never sworn in and dies, who is chosen and how?
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Voter registration fraud: how is citizenship checked?

This question is motivated by the recent discussions about "voter fraud" and "rigged election" in the media. I am not asking about the extent of actual voter fraud, but about how easy it would be to ...
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Why do California and New York need so much time to count their votes compared to other states?

As per the New York Times, California has only counted 89% of the votes so far and New York has counted 84%, even though its now been nearly a full week since the election has been concluded. Almost ...
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When are absentee ballots typically rejected?

I'd been reading a bit about the absentee ballots that were rejected in my home state of Wisconsin. I was wondering, if they'd rejected upwards of 23,000 ballots in the April 2020 election, could the ...
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Why don't the states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact apportion their electoral votes by congressional district?

If the goal is to get the electoral college to better reflect the popular vote, the simple solution is to avoid the winner-take-all system and apportion votes by congressional district based on the ...
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How do I know that my vote was counted?

Can American citizens verify that their vote was tallied correctly in the public/published results that determine an election? More generally, do there exist any systems that can simultaneously ...
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How can Trump be President-Elect before the Electoral College vote?

In the USA, the President is elected by the Electoral College. After the United States Presidental Election, 2016, Donald Trump was referred to as President-Elect as soon as his candidacy was ...

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