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Should mailed ballots that are received AFTER deadlines be counted? (US)

I believe that all US states have statutory requirements for election ballots for to be submitted in a timely fashion to be eligible to be counted. These statutory requirements are published and ...
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Precincts where GOP House candidates got <1% of the vote in 2018?

I was thinking about this question about the 2016 presidential election. I was thinking about the results of the 2018 midterms. I was thinking about that question, but a little bit differently as like ...
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What happens if not all ballots cast by mail arrive in time to be counted for the November elections?

I know this is a worst-case scenario, but the fact is that these three issues will happen concurrently during election season: Louis Dejoy, the new postmaster general and a major donor of Trump, has ...
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Does Kamala Harris vote with Trump's position less often than Bernie Sanders? [closed]

I've seen claims that during the 116th congress, Senator Kamala Harris voted with Trump's position more than two percentage points less often than Senator Bernie Sanders, who is often considered to be ...
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As of August 2020, are Social Security Offices in the US closed due to COVID-19?

Are all social security offices around the country (USA) closed? I can't find a clear answer. Also, if yes, why? In many states things are really up and running again.
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Is the ups postal service gonna be a problem [closed]

Is there a solution for the voting by mail , now that ups seems to has ties with Trump And try to disturb the system
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Why are American elections and politics receiving so much coverage in Canada and European media?

I live in Canada, but I follow American politics to some degree, as do most of the people I know. However, I do it as a hobby and realize that American politics really don't have much of an effect on ...
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Listing of lawsuits against Fox News and CNN?

Is there a source that lists lawsuits against Fox News and CNN (and perhaps other news media)? It would be useful if the results could be limited by date range, and could exclude internal matters ...
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If independents did not show up to the polls to vote as much would the Democratic Party benefit? [closed]

I stumbled across a tweet asking why independents vote in the US. I live in the US, and I don't know anyone who calls themself an independent personally. But I have read that there are more voters ...
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What happens a running USA presidential candidate's government SEAT, if they FAIL to get elected? [duplicate]

To clarify let's take Kamala Harris for example: If she runs for president/VP before trying to get elected does that mean she HAS to give up her senate seat before the 2020 election? If not what ...
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Are there previous examples of spoiler presidential candidates successfully influencing the result of a national election?

Reports have suggested that Kanye West's stated intention is to siphon votes from Joe Biden. Are there any historical precedents for similar campaigns from independent candidates to deliberately ...
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What would Russia have to gain from interfering with the US presidential election?

There were quite a few allegations that Russia interfered, or at least tried to interfere, with the 2016 US presidential election, and new allegations have started to appear that similar interference ...
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Which US states forced nursing homes to bring in COVID-positive patients?

I was doing some digging on why a large portion of the COVID deaths were from elderly citizens and I found out that governors like Cuomo (Gov of New York) were forcing nursing homes to take infected ...
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Absentee Voting in Ohio - What does the “vote capturing machine” do?

WOSU (Ohio State University) recently published a step-by-step explanation of how absentee ballots are processed in Ohio. WOSU It is fairly clear about the process, however does not provide some ...
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Why did the mail in ballots in NY-16 tend to go to Engel? [closed]

Somebody asked why the late ballots tended to be Democratic in most states. The answer was that they are usually from urban areas and that they take longer to count because of population density. ...
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How much money was spent for the affordable healthcare act? [closed]

How much money was spent in total for the health care reform? How many public hospitals were built in the Obama health care reform and how much money was spent for them?
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If Montana elects a Democratic senator, would the state “turn blue”?

I have been thinking about something that sounds like a pipe dream based on the Cook PVI. But it doesn't look like it when you see that Jon Tester is a Democrat representing Montana in a federal ...
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What is the name for a graph showing the estimated electoral vote share based on polling over time?

I'm looking for the right words to use to find a trend graph that shows how the US electoral vote count would look over time. "If the election were held today" kind of thing. This isn't ...
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Business people who became governors or mayors in a major city? [closed]

Apart from Bloomberg, what other business people became governors or mayors of major cities in the USA? Businesses worth at least 100 million and first 10 cities by population. Business owners or top ...
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Is TikTok the first completely non-western mass-culture digital product? [closed]

Nowadays, the US tends to be a trend-setter (at least for the last 70/90 years). Since the start of the Internet epoch, it has dominated mass-culture production through the Internet. Google, Facebook, ...
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Why do government employees get pension but not those in private sectors in the US? [closed]

What justifies or is the reasoning behind not providing pension for one group of people as a good thing and the exact opposite for a different group of people all at the same time ?
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How many minority-majority districts are there?

I want to know more about minority-majority districts. How many of them are there, and what percentage of minority-majority districts are represented by Democrats in the House of Representatives?
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What is the correlation between Presidential & Representative vote share in both 1996 and 2012?

I was thinking about the correlation between House districts' voting for president and representative by party. I want to see the correlation by year for 1996 and 2012. I chose 1996 because it was the ...
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Why does the US want other nations to support them in their sanctions policies?

I have read a little bit about US sanctions against Russia and Iran. Why do they require other countries too to stop/minimise trading with Iran and Russia? Certain things that I can remember now: ...
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Can American politicians be tried for treason if it is proven that they collaborated with a foreign enemy to get someone elected?

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/russia-ukraine-trump-biden-intelligence-foreign-interference-election.html Can American politicians be tried for treason if it is proven that they collaborated ...
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Can a future president undo Trump's TikTok ban or is it outside of their control?

Can a future president undo Trump's TikTok ban, or would it be outside of their control? I am wondering, if Trump's executive order against TikTok passes, whether his successor (be it Biden, or ...
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Has there been any research addressing systemic racism targeting West Indian immigrants relative to other ethnic immigrant groups?

In a 2018 Quilette opinion column, Coleman Hughes used similar data to suggest systemic racism in the US is not a large problem: The second natural experiment involves comparing the outcomes of black ...
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Does the President have the legal authority to provide Coronavirus relief by an Executive Order?

After negotiations between Democrats and Republicans broke down, President Trump signed an executive order that provides $400 in weekly unemployment aid and defers payroll tax for those earning under $...
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Which states have weakened police unions’ collective bargaining power over disciplinary issues?

Matt Yglesias, liberal political columnist for Vox, just tweeted this: Months into the era of everyone reading White Fragility and posting Black Lives Matter memes and declaring racism a public ...
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Is a presidential candidate required to pick a running mate?

If the Vice President dies or leaves office early, the President is not required to pick a new VP, making the Vice Presidency vacant. Does this mean that a presidential candidate does not have to ...
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How long would this hypothetical close election need to wait to be called? [closed]

How long would it take to call the state of Wisconsin won by a Democrat by 5 thousand votes in a presidential election?
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Who has the power to surrender in a war in the US?

Congress has the power to declare war and the president signs the declaration (or vetos) as well. Who has the power to surrender in a war? Would congress have to vote to surrender?
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If the countervailing ideology to Progressivism is Conservatism, what is the countervailing ideology to Reactionary movements?

Background In the United States, Progressivism has been associated with sets of (normally left leaning relative to the political spectrum of the time) political reforms whose number and societal ...
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How can a non-US citizen ask the US Government to withdraw a law/executive order?

I live in Vietnam, I use Android and iOS phones and I use TikTok. Recently, Trump and Pompeo want to remove TikTok from the USA. It is not a problem with me. However, they want to remove TikTok from ...
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What would happen if the SCOTUS were themselves to be part of a lawsuit?

Let us say that in the future the very institution of the SCOTUS is involved as a plaintiff or defendant in a case (maybe a land dispute on which the court stands or for whatever reason the SCOTUS and ...
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How to identify bills in Congress that were previously introduced in a past Congress

There are questions about what happens to a bill at the end of a Congress (of which we currently are on the 116th Congress) such as if a bill dies can it be reintroduced. I am curious about what ...
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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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Would mail-in voting disproportionately help Republicans?

I would expect that restricting voting to mail-in votes would result in larger proportions of older, more established voters voting compared to younger, less organized voters, some of whom do not even ...
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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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Is it important to know the final vote count (tally) of an election very soon after Election day?

I realize that political parties and their candidates would like to know what the vote count is as soon as possible after the polls close. But I'm also aware that vote count is not finalized for at ...
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How can India keep a balance of relationship with both Russia and the USA after signing 4 pacts with the USA? [closed]

Historically India has very good relationships with USSR/Russia. India uses a lot of Soviet/Russian weapons, aircraft, ships, and sub-systems. In recent years, India decided to shed its non-aligned ...
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Does any international organisation safeguard a nation after another nation takes advantage using threats?

Feel free to suggest edit. I am not from a English speaking country. Apologies for mistakes, if any Linked below is an editorial from China Daily, and might not have so-called proofs. The question is ...
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How does the release of George Floyd's death footage change the perception of his death? [closed]

The Daily Mail recently released the bodycam footage of the death of George Floyd. How does this video corroborate/counter the claims that have been made regarding the incident? (One specific claim ...
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When did the US start separating illegal immigrants from their children and what is this policy called?

I am trying to understand the precise (objective) history of either the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) practice of separating children (minors) of ...
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If the Federal Reserve goes insolvent, what are the “significant political implications”?

I cite this Aug. 3 2020 august by Wells Fargo Research Team. Title is "Implications of Fed balance sheet growth". Please answer in simple English! I embolded the phrase in question. That ...
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Is it illegal to insert someone to the Presidency through Vice President?

What would happen if a general election candidate enters the race with no actual intention of acting as President but rather with the intention of winning the election then immediately resigning, ...
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Why is it considered racist to say “White Lives Matter”?

Given the recent political upheaval and mass protests/riots with scores of people chanting "Black Lives Matter" on the streets, why is it considered white supremacist and racist to say "...
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How do I find the full text of a bill from an early 1900s US Congress

Summary I'm researching a US House Representative by reading the bills he voted on, which are from the early 1900s. Where can I find the full text of those bills? Details The Representative I'm ...
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Is there any precedent for a Presidential candidate to refuse to participate in the Presidential Debates?

A recently published op-ed in the NYT entitled Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates argues against televised presidential debates and suggests that candidates should not participate in them. Is there ...
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Which Inspector General oversees CFIUS?

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency panel in the US government which reviews the national security implications of foreign investment in the United ...

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