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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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Would Obama's viewing Trump's tax returns be seen as overstepping his authority?

26 U.S. Code § 6103(g)(1) says that the President can request tax return information from the IRS: Upon written request by the President, signed by him personally, the Secretary shall furnish to ...
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Behavioural consequences of real-time electronic voting results publicly available

Is there any study (probably theoretical) analysing the consequence on voting behaviour of making publicly available in real time the ongoing results of an election? (naturally, enabled only because ...
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What state/country, given the right, refuses to reelect any previous governor/president by most consecutive time?

In Brazil, mayors, governors and president have the right of one consecutive reelection since 1998. (Such right is being reviewed at Congress right now, but it is not relevant to this question). As ...
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How do we know U.S. elections are free and fair with accurate counting of the popular votes?

People speculate that votes are not properly counted -- even in the U.S. Have Gallup polls or well-respected independent entities tried to confirm U.S. election outcomes? Update on 10/13/18: ...
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How did the electoral system work in late Ottoman empire and early Turkey?

I am reading about elections in the late Ottoman empire and early Turkey (1880-1935) and there always seemed to be these "secondary electors" elected by the people. These "secondary electors" then ...
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Does one party get primary challenges at a higher rate than another party?

Does one party get primary challenges at a higher rate than another party? If this question is not directly answerable, what criteria would I use to determine this rate?
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Why does Jezus Leeft receive a lower list number than StemNL despite participating in a smaller number of constituencies?

According to the Proces-verbaal geldigheid kandidatenlijsten (PDF, 5.4 MB), page 707: Vervolgens zijn de overige kandidatenlijsten genummerd in de volgorde van het aantal kieskringen waarvoor de ...
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When courts draw maps, do they gerrymander?

It's well known that when legislatures draw maps, the majority protects members of their own party. When courts do maps, do they do the same thing? If so, what are some modern-day examples where a ...
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Are there examples in the UK in which candidates for MP didn't formally withdraw but said openly something like “don't vote for me”?

Since there is a formal deadline for withdrawal of candidacies from UK Parliament elections, are there historical examples in which some candidates nonetheless informally withdrew after such a ...
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How can we apply the Bundestag election model to European elections? (model building)

I have looked into electoral systems and am trying to build a model of what the 2019 EU election would have looked like if it had used the Bundestag election system. Disclaimer: I am fully aware ...
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When are signature petitions made available for potential candidate mayors in Perth Amboy, New Jersey?

In Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA, the mayor is elected. A candidate must first collect a certain number of signatures in order to be listed on the ballot. The signatures, I believe, are required to be ...
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Can Albanian PM Rama go ahead with the elections without President Meta's support?

A brief summary of the current situation in Albania, from the BBC: Albanian President Ilir Meta has cancelled local elections after months of anti-government protests. Mr Meta said the ...
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Why did so many Swedish raised in other Scandinavia countries vote for Sweden Democrats?

According to the result on the recent election in Sweden, the largest support for the Sweden Democrats party comes from the cohort Raised in Scandinavia outside of Sweden, at 36%. This is higher than ...
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Can the imprisoned Egypt presidential candidate Ahmed Konsowa be on the ballot? What is the law applying to him?

I found a tweet by POMED (Project on Middle East Democracy) that shares an image whose title is: Dropping like flies: Sisi's purge of potential candidates in Egypt's presidential "election": The ...
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County Clerk of Court, elected office, general information request (US, State of Florida)

I'm doing candidate research for the local election at the end of the month. Where can I find general information about the role of the County Clerk of Court? What I know: County Clerks do a lot of ...
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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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Are 2016 Republican candidates allowed to attend debates not sponsored by the RNC?

In the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign, there was a very large number of Republican primary debates. After the election was over, the Republican National Committee concluded that that there were too ...
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Is there any instances where the results changed after the elected leader took office?

Suppose Candidate 1 was declared the winner of the election to be the leader of the country. However, after he/she takes office, the results changed due to (maybe) a recount, court case, etc. So, ...
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Does Andrew Yang support single-payer?

2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s website said this: With a shift to single-payer, costs can also be controlled directly by setting prices provided for medical services. Then ...
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Are there some statistics on the political affiliation of NESBs?

Non-English speaking background (NESB) is a demographic category often encountered in Australian publications. Are there statistics on the political party affiliation of NESBs (membership or just whom ...
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How does Indonesia's unofficial presidential election tally finish with “head-snapping” speed?

The NPR News item and podcast In Indonesia, Joko Widodo Secures Another 5-Year Term As President quotes Indonesian president Joko Widodo, and continues: "Let us reunite as family. Let us strengthen ...
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Constitutionally, how is the Thai Prime Minister chosen?

How is the Thai PM chosen in the next (March 2019) election? What is the procedure laid out in the Constitution? Wikipedia provides some information, however, it's not entirely clear to me how that ...
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Research on short election cycles influencing political choices?

Having been doing business (mostly in IT) for a while I have noticed some interesting trends. Particularly the fact that family companies or rather companies where the owners expect to pass the ...
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What are some horror stories of electoral fraud happening due to electronic voting in otherwise established democracies?

The media is replete with stories of vulnerabilities [real or potential] having been discovered [or likely to exist] in electronic voting machines. What I want to ask here is: what are some of the ...
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What does the Pakistan election mean for the US?

Pakistan is an important ally in South Asia to the US, but the relationship isn't stable, particularly not recently due to the US drone program and some harsh words from Trump. With the upcoming ...
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Italian election definitive results?

http://elezioni.interno.gov.it/camera/scrutini/20180304/scrutiniCI This page shows the results for the Italian elections; however, they appear not to be complete (Sezioni: 61.374 / 61.401). My ...
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Self-vote and anti-self-electors

In a presidential or similar elections, it's a habit, if one is a candidate, to get to the polling place, and vote, usually in the storm of camera flashes, from propaganda reasons, so self-voting is ...
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Is there a name for this method of allocating electors? (Iterated rounding?)

Instead of eliminating the electoral college, one might shift it from a winner take all approach that most states use and mandate instead some form of proportional allocation of votes. Here is one ...
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What makes a law proposal eligible for voting by the public?

For example, in Florida they are voting for: Amendment 3 · Tax exemption for totally and partially disabled first-responders Results expected after 7 PM EST Amendment 5 · Tax exemption for low-income,...
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Gubernatorial election 2017 in Jakarta - dates when Governor takes office

Does anyone knows when the next Governor of Jakarta will take office? I know elections are scheduled on Feb 15, 2017 but is there a fixed period for the Governor elect to actually take office ...
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What is the chain of custody of a mail-in election ballot?

What happens to my ballot after I mail it? Who opens the envelope? Who tallies my vote? What anti-fraud measures are in place? I live in California, Santa Clara County.
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Is it common for election candidates to talk about spoiler candidates helping them?

Trump: A vote for the Green Party helps me reports that Trump has mentioned that people voting for the Greens' candidate will help him. Is it common for a candidate to say publicly, before an ...
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How do the Sanders Campaign economic growth models compare to the work of Gerald Friedman?

Recently a group of former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers for Democratic presidents released an open letter criticizing the use of Gerald Friedman's work by the Bernie Sanders presidential ...
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General term for voting procedure where one group pre-selects n out of m, other selects 1 out of n?

The Wikipedia article on Opus Dei, the somewhat controversial, conservative institution of the Roman Catholic Church, currently explains an aspect of the institution's leadership selection procedures ...
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Are there data on how England's European Parliament constituencies voted in the 2017 UK General Election?

For some research/data analysis, I would like to find electoral data from the 2017 UK general election aggregated by European Parliament constituency. For Scotland, Wales, and NI, these data are ...
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Lying in election affidavits

The former education minister of India, Smriti Irani has been caught lying in her previous election affidavits about her educational qualifications. She had at times, claimed to be a Yale graduate, a ...
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Thai elections and voters of 'unsound mind or of mental infirmity'

According to Wikipedia's page on elections in Thailand, under the 2007 constitution (not the current one) certain people are ineligible to vote (emphasis is mine): Those barred from voting in House ...
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Are there any high profile candidates that debate with the aid of the internet?

In any democratic countries, are there examples of high profile political candidates that enter public debates with explicit use of internet resources in real time? The following are some ...
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The accuracy of real time election result reporting

By googling, I discovered that Edison Research has a near monopoly on providing real time election results to the media. Here is their website: http://www.edisonresearch.com/election-polling/. They ...
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Is there any correlation between the truthfulness of a candidate, rated by fact-checking sites, and their electoral performance?

If politicians telling lies is a bad thing, you'd expect politicians who've lied to be shamed into stopping it, or for voters to vote out those who've been lying too much. Is there a correlation ...
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Did any jurisdiction ever restrict franchise purely by IQ?

As we all know, 100% universal franchise is fiction - in every country, no matter how democratic, SOME people are excluded from franchise (felons, under-18-year-olds, foreign nationals, etc...). Was ...
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What is the rationale of holding national parliament snap elections after the EU elections results?

Short background In November 2015 the Romanian PM resigned due to street pressure related to a nightclub fire and the President managed to negotiate with the parties to sustain a technocratic ...
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Did Modi break the same law that got Indira Gandhi debarred?

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has found to have asked government officials to provide information on places that he will be canvassing during his campaign trail. It has come to be seen that he ...
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Why was there a swing against the nationals in the NSW Orange by election (2016)?

In the 2016 orange by election there was a swing against the nationals. From what I've seen so far the main two issues mentioned are the greyhound racing bans and the forced council mergers, are there ...