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Would a viable third party candidate legally have a chance in the House of Representatives?

Suppose there was an American third party candidate, who won a quarter of the popular vote, and a single large state or a handful of smaller ones: specifically with enough electoral votes so that ...
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How does the situation in the Gaza Strip affects the voters' view of the two candidates for the US Presidential election?

As far as I know many democrats voters are unhappy with the current situation in the Gaza strip and the other occupied territories. I guess that they view negatively Biden's inability to constrain the ...
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Why was the Democratic National Convention scheduled so late?

At least 3 states have given notice that the Democratic National Convention will occur too late for state legal deadlines for filing the appropriate paperwork to appear on the November US presidential ...
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How would the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact handle non-FPTP elections?

It seems that people who argue that the President of the United States should be elected by popular vote, and supporting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC or NaPoVoInterCo), are ...
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What would happen if a US presidential candidate used campaign cash for government purposes?

Trump raises over $20 million in February with nearly $42 million in cash on hand, far behind Biden and Democrats US presidential candidates regularly spend millions of dollars every election to win ...
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Could Congress veto the NPVIC via its control of DC's electoral votes?

The 23rd amendment begins 1: The District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President... (...
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What is the official reason for the low error rate of the 100k signature requirement for presidential candidates in Russia

In Russia, you need 100.000 signatures to be allowed to run for presidency. However, if I understood the article below correctly, only 105.000 signatures may be turned in. While the minimal support is ...
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Why do some political parties in the US have open primaries, but not others?

In the recent California primary elections, any NPP (no party preference) voter was allowed to choose ballots for presidential primaries for American Independent Party, Democratic, and Libertarian. ...
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What was the original context of Margaret Thatcher's quote by Nikki Haley?

In Nikki Haley's speech suspending her campaign on 6 March 2024, she said: I have always been a conservative Republican and always supported the Republican nominee. But on this question, as she did ...
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Did Democratic party leaning voters in the US have an alternative candidate in mind for the US presidential election in 2024?

This week there were primary elections in a large number of states in the US for the upcoming presidential election in November 2024 and it turned out that likely the two major candidates will be Joe ...
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Is it considered possible to win a modern Presidential election on a (monetary) shoestring?

The Republican candidate for President currently has a lead in the polls. On the other hand, the Republican party has much less money than the Democrats, eight months before the election. Of course, &...
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Does the US Supreme Court judgement preventing States from barring Trump in the ballot make any rulings on the 'insurrectionist' charges against him?

The Justices unanimously reversed a December 19 decision by Colorado's top court to kick Mr. Trump off the State's Republican primary ballot after finding that the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment ...
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What exactly are the "stridencies" in the majority opinion on the Colorado ballot exclusion to which the two concurrencies refer? [closed]

In CNN's March 5, 2024 Retired federal judge blasts Supreme Court ruling: 'Stunning in its overreach' retired federal Judge J. Michael Luttig says the following (excerpted from YouTube auto-transcript ...
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How did California voters by age group vote in the 1984 U.S. Presidential Election?

Is there information on how voters of different age groups in California voted in the 1984 election? For example, what percent of the 18-24 vote in California went to either Reagan or Mondale? Or ...
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Who did White voters in California vote for in the 1984 U.S. Presidential Election?

California exit poll 1984: https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/ipoll/study/31090659 I'm not able to download that exit poll myself, but if anyone here has access to it, does it show what percent of White ...
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US electoral opposition to Biden support of Israel: have any (pro-Palestine) politicians flagged the risk of the (Trump) alternative?

As many have noticed, Biden is catching a lot of criticism from parts of the Democrat base for his support of Israel. Michigan's 100,000 'uncommitted' votes challenge Biden's Israel stance | Reuters ...
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How can I access exit polls by state for the 1984 U.S. Presidential Election?

Even though the 1984 presidential election was a landslide, and there's a national exit poll available, I want to see if there were any differences in exit polls by state. For example, an exit poll ...
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What if neither the president nor vice president is chosen by inauguration day?

The US election law says that the Senate picks the VP and the House picks the President. If no president is elected when the term starts, the newly elected VP would act as President. In such case, ...
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Did Yeltsin participate in formal debates against other candidates for the Russian presidency?

Somewhat related to this Q, I found that Yeltsin had been challenged by Zyuganov to a televised debate in 1996. I wasn't able to find out if Yeltsin ever took on that challenge. So, did he? Or is ...
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How might a new candidate be chosen if a major party candidate becomes incapacitated after winning the primary but before the party convention? [duplicate]

The 2024 Presidential election is likely to feature the two oldest major party candidates in American history. There may be a non-trivial chance that at least one of them becomes incapacitated before ...
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What's the point of US presidential polls that poll people in general rather than dividing them by state?

I went on to this website https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/president-general/2024/national/ to see recent presidential polls because I am interested in having an idea of who would win the ...
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Why was Boris Nadezhdin permitted to be a candidate in the Russian presidential election?

Boris Nadezhdin appears to have strong anti-war views, something that is usually seen as punishable in Russia. He was aiming for the post of president and looks like collected the required number of ...
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Why is the distinction between primary and caucus significant?

I keep hearing newscasters refer to this week's New Hampshire primary as "the first in the nation primary". While I understand this is technically true, the way they emphasize "first in ...
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If all of Trump's opponents drop out and then the supreme Court rules he is ineligible who becomes the nominee?

With the results coming out of Iowa, many are predicting that Desantis and Haley will drop out within the next few weeks. If this happens and then say at a later point, the supreme Court rules that ...
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How did Iowa go from being a "blue" to "red" state?

In 1988, Democrat Michael Dukakis won Iowa 55-45, a margin second only to Rhode Island, despite losing the general election 46-54. As late as 2008 and 2012, Barrack Obama won the state. Yet Iowa went ...
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For the GOP primary, where can I see the list of complete rules of how each state allocates delegates, updated for 2024?

For the 2016 GOP primary, RealClear Politics has a nice table containing complete rules for each state on how to count delegates. But I cannot find a similarly complete rules in a table like that for ...
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Are the US presidential electors the members of House of Representatives?

My question is about the US presidential election. I read that the Electoral College consists of 435 electors, 100 senators and 3 others. Are the 435 electors the members of the House of ...
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On what legal basis do state governments regulate party primaries?

In all likelihood, I'm misunderstanding something greatly here, so I'm hoping for some clear correction: It seems to me like the Republican and Democratic parties in the USA are private-ish entities. ...
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Given there is no primary on the democratic side, why isn't there a push to get Democrat voters to vote Trump out in the primary?

Biden is the incumbent with no serious challenges. Given his unpopularity with Democrats, why hasn't there been a campaign run by Democrats or maybe even some anti-Trump Republicans to get Democrat ...
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How did the Colorado Supreme Court justify extending Section 3 of 14th amendment to the presidency? How did the minority opinion argue against this?

The NYTimes' December 19/20, 2023 LIVE: Trump Ballot Ruling; Trump Is Disqualified From the 2024 Ballot, Colorado Supreme Court Rules includes the following: The Colorado court’s lengthy ruling ...
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How would electoral votes be cast if the winning presidential candidate was a write-in?

If a write-in candidate won the November 2024 general election for President in some state, how would electors be chosen, since no political party had appointed electors in advance for that candidate?
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How did Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo explain why he vetoed a bill that would ban people from acting as fake electors?

Politico's Nov 15, 2023 Nevada attorney general is investigating false electors who aided Trump in 2020 includes the following, quoting Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford: ...an American lawyer and ...
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What happens if a state omits a major party candidate from their presidential ballot

This question is inspired by this other question. Suppose a state determines that a major party candidate should not be on their presidential general election ballot, perhaps because they believe it ...
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Requiring a larger majority for re-election

In many countries, there is an upper bound on how much time the same person can be a president. For example, in the USA the upper bound is 8 years. This has the advantage of letting more people hold ...
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Why has the U.S. still not elected a women president? [closed]

Why has the U.S. still not elected a woman president, even though the U.S. is often depicted as a country of freedom? There are many countries that have elected a woman president. Still, the U.S. has ...
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Do any 2024 Republican Presidential candidates oppose a pathway to legalization of illegal immigrants?

During the 2016 US Presidential campaign, Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz said this: My position is very simple. I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization … Today, ...
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What exactly are the "fake elector" allegations that are being made in the US media re. the 2020 POTUS elections?

Even Fox manages to talk about them. Who is Cathy Latham? Former Coffee County (Georgia) GOP chair accused of being a 'fake elector' ATLANTA - Cathy Latham, former GOP chair for Coffee County and a ...
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What does Vivek Ramaswamy mean by "fourth branch of government"?

In Vivek Ramaswamy's "ten commandments", he says: There are three branches of the U.S. government, not four What is the implied fourth branch in this context?
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What if the president of the US is convicted at state level?

Strange as it may sound, it is my understanding that both these things may happen: Donald Trump is convicted and sentenced to prison in the state of Georgia. Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination (...
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Why are Lee Mercer and John Anthony Castro the highest-fundraising candidates for the 2024 U.S. Presidential election?

According to the U.S. Federal Election Commission's website, as of July 10, 2023 the two candidates for U.S. President who have raised the most money are Lee Mercer (D), at $192 million, and John ...
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Why would being "almost the end of the second quarter for fundraising" be a reason for US presidential candidates not being "out there quite as much"?

In CNN's June 14, 2023 'He’s scared s***less’: Hear John Kelly’s blunt take on Trump indictment at about 08:23, CNN's Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny says: So one of the reasons the ...
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DeSantis' "US Constitution’s 'leverage points'... to exercise the 'true scope' of presidential power"; something new or based on existing theories?

CNN's May 26 2023 DeSantis is going after Trump like never before includes the following: Now, DeSantis is making the case that he is better suited to deliver on the promises that Trump himself ...
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Has any US president tried to reclaim office after he lost it?

Donald Trump has confidently declared himself the “45th and 47th” US president. While it´s not sure that he´ll become the next president or even a candidate, he defenetly want to run for office again. ...
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What benefit does Ron DeSantis gain by delaying his Presidential campaign?

By this point, two things are more or less universally understood about Ron DeSantis among observers of current US politics. He's planning on running for President in the 2024 elections. He's the ...
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"America is a marshmallow" statement from president Putin in 2016 after Trump was elected [closed]

I am looking for more information on a quote that I heard in 2016 and barely remember. After President Trump was elected in 2016, a reporter on a NPR news program mentioned that Putin mentioned in a ...
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Did Macron win any of the young left-wing voters in the 2nd round of the elections?

If one reads France24's vignettes of the young, left-wing voters before the 2nd round of the 2022 French presidential election, you could almost swear none were going to vote Macron: "Macron or ...
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Are unsuccessful presidential candidates expected to retire?

Are unsuccessful presidential candidates expected to retire? I ask this because it seems that the candidates work their whole political lives to make a presidential nomination, and if they are then ...
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Is there any law that prohibits a 3rd presendential term? [duplicate]

Is there an actual law prohibiting a 3rd precedential term by a US President. I wonder because Roosevelt did 4 terms. There was a world war that made an exception prudent. No lack of mitigating ...
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Who were Cathy Brown and Sabrina Allen (independent candidates in 2000 US presidential election)?

Select 2000 from results and then click more Brown and Allen got 1,606 votes. They had ballot access in a single state - Tennessee. For context, the Prohibition party got 208 - a fringe but well-known ...
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How are unavailable United States Presidential elector's replaced before the electoral college meets to vote? [duplicate]

The members of the U. S. Electoral College are chosen in each state on election day in early November. They meet to cast their formal votes In early December. What happens if an individual elector, ...
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