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Two party vote swing map 2016-2020?

I want to see a map like this. I say so because 2016 had a high level of 3rd party voting. This obscures the fact that some states like Ohio actually voted more Republican by this metric, and that ...
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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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Have any other US presidents used that tiny table?

I think by now, everyone has seen the pictures of Trump sitting at a tiny table bearing the presidential seal: I am tempted to ask many things, like who thought that would be a good idea. But my ...
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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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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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How might Trump still win the electoral college? [closed]

For a couple of weeks now, the betting market site PredictIt has pretty consistently shown Trump as having a low-double-digit chance of winning the election. However, I was under the impression that: ...
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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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Did the Republican Administration attempt to establish a Unitary State during the 2016-2020 Presidential term [closed]

Did the Republican Administration in Power during 2016-2020 make any attempts to turn the United States of America into a Unitary State ultimately only ruled by the Republican Party. Have any Laws ...
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Has Trump ever explained how he won the allegedly rigged 2016 elections?

As Trump keeps alleging fraud in the 2020 elections, I'm wondering if he has ever explained how he won the 2016 elections in spite of alleged fraud. He said then too that the elections were rigged, ...
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Does the Constitution/Bill of Rights allow for temporary restrictions in case of emergencies?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-court/u-s-supreme-court-backs-religious-groups-over-new-york-virus-curbs-idUSKBN2860CK NY State sought to limit in person worship to 25 in ...
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Why were there only 531 electoral votes in the US Presidential Election 2016?

I just read this Wikipedia article. It says Trump won with a 304 to 227 for electoral votes. That's 304 + 227 = 531 votes. But the total number should be 538. Where did the 7 votes go?
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Does liberalism support the idea of small government or it's just an interpretation of it?

In Latin America, liberalism is associated with the idea of free market, small government and less taxes. On the other side, I continuosly see in United States democratic party politicians being ...
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Choosing US House delegation by winner-take-all statewide vote?

I was thinking about a method to choose House delegations. The party with the most votes gets its slate/list of candidates put in. These candidates are voted on in a districtwide primary popular vote. ...
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How is the cost of health care in the US? [closed]

I was surprised to read articles about the cost of health care in the US So, I became interested in this topic. My question; How is the cost of health care in the US? That would depend on the ...
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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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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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Would the Biden administration have control over the size of the inauguration parade?

A typical Presidential inauguration ceremony looks somewhat like this: Obviously having tens of thousands of people in close quarters during a pandemic is not the best idea, but who will get to call ...
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(How) did Trump's administration rebut the accusation that lowering drug prices via regulations is tantamount to socialism?

In an amusing perhaps reversal of the usual rhetoric from ads in the 2020 elections, Trump found himself being accused of advancing some kind of socialism, at least if AP's summary of the rhetoric ...
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What countries are on the United States' “most favored nations” list?

A recent executive order says that Medicare will pay the lowest price paid among a group of other economically advanced countries. These countries are called "the most favored nations". What ...
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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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What could Trump hope to gain from a *second* Georgia “recount”?

Trump campaign asks for another Georgia recount I understand that Georgia law required an audit, and that it although they counted all votes again it was not a recount. Given that Campaign-requested ...
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The life cycle of the US government revenue [closed]

What's the step by step process of America's tax administration- From the collection of taxes by the IRS, the mediums these taxes passes through, the forms of money of the taxes,to their distribution?
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Why was/is Wayne County Michigan so consistent in support for Democratic presidential candidates?

There is a county in Michigan called Wayne County. It holds Detroit. It has consistently given Democrats majorities of its vote since 1932. Why has this county been voting Democrat for so long? Was it ...
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If Trump's legal challenges to the 2020 elections are so bad, why haven't the courts ruled them as frivolous? [migrated]

(Not sure if this should be on the Law.SE) Per title. Most of the news coverage I've seen have said the challenges are bad, such as this recent one on the result of a challenge in Pennsylvania. "...
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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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Is there some legal basis for POTUS having to “clear” subordinates for certain therapies?

Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was quoted saying that: "President Trump was following my condition and cleared me for the monoclonal antibody therapy ...
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Is it possible for someone to win the presidency due to faithless electors?

Suppose a presidential candidate wins over 270 pledged electors. If several of these pledged electors become faithless and cast their vote for the losing candidate, will the presidency actually go to ...
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Are there other US presidential elections in which the majority of supporters of the losing side said the election was stolen from them?

According to Reuters: About half of Republicans polled by Reuters/Ipsos said Trump “rightfully won” the election but had it stolen from him in systemic fraud favoring Biden, according to a survey ...
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How far out of balance are Wayne County's absentee counting boards?

Michigan's GOP is calling for an audit in the 2020 election because "70% of the Detroit absentee counting boards were out of balance". Do we know how far out of balance they were? I mean, ...
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Trump's lawyer, Sidney Powell, is making some pretty extraordinary claims of electoral fraud. What is her reputation in the legal community? [closed]

Trump's lawyer, Sidney Powell, is making some pretty wild claims about alleging massive electoral fraud in the 2020 election. What she's alleging would be (if true) the biggest scandal since the 1876 ...
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What has been the approximate incidence of top-bottom election fraud in the US 2020 election, ie. irregularities?

The cases of voter intimidation and voter fraud seem to be rare. So if I were to study voter fraud of a scale large enough to overturn the election, I would investigate whether some counties show ...
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Did Democrats win the House in 2018 because of high Democratic turnout? [duplicate]

In 2018, it was noted that turnout was exceptionally high for a US midterm election. The number of Democratic votes cast in 2018 was up 70% against 2014, which had exceptionally low turnout. It is ...
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Has Biden or his staff/selectees discussed plans of how to handle the physical White House and Secret Service, re: COVID?

By this, I don't mean how the President-Elect plans to handle COVID, big-picture, but rather how he and his staff are planning on dealing with the actual physical White House, the West Wing and the ...
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Why can't Biden just reverse Mnuchin's revocation of unused part of $455B, and defunding of the Federal Reserve's lending facilities?

Just edit this title if I didn't word it correctly. Why wouldn't Biden's renewal "imply a return to the status quo ante"? What does "seed funding from Congress" mean? Why can't ...
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How many electoral votes were voting more Republican than the national average in 2020 as of data right now?

Biden is leading in the popular vote by 3.8 percentage points. I am wondering about this topic of states that lean one way relative to the nation. It appears that this is helpful because it shows ...
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How often do Cabinet members go back to being in Congress?

When a US President selects cabinet members and other appointees, they often get pulled from current members of Congress. If the person is particularly effective in Congress, then you have to debate ...
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Have there been any riots due to the 2020 US presidential election results?

(Note: I'm from the UK so whilst we get some news about America our news cycle isn't dominated by their affairs) So, in 2020 there was the US elections, Biden won, but Trump is refusing to concede and ...
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Does each ballot have a unique number?

In today's press conference, Link see at 46min 45 sec, Sidney Powell, attorney for Trump challenging the voting results in several states made the following statement" "We have evidence of ...
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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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Are there prior occasions on which vote certification was successfully rescinded in a US election?

According to CNN: two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers want to "rescind" their votes to certify the presidential results from the county, the largest in Michigan ...
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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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Political or legal reason why US jurisdictions don't update their lethal injection protocols?

Most states in the US that administer the death penalty, as well as the federal government, use lethal injection as their method of execution. In almost all of these jurisdictions, the method used is ...
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Are there any legal consequences for lying to/misleading the president of the US?

Recently, I've read an article on DefenceOne - an interview with James Jeffrey, US ambassador on Syria. “We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had ...
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When should a politician be referred to by their most senior held position, as opposed to strictly their current one?

Sometimes current/former politicians are referred to by their most senior held (previous or current) title, rather than strictly their current title. For example, in a 2016 Presidential debate, ...
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What happens if the GSA refuses to recognize Biden even after the Electoral College vote?

I'd like to know what legal actions, if any, can be taken supposing that after December the 14th (when the Electoral College meet and vote for Biden) the General Services Administration, instructed ...
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What, if anything, has been done to account for mail-in votes in 2020 exit poll data?

Traditionally, exit polls are done by physically presenting a subset voters with an anonymous survey as they exit the polling place. In normal years, this provides a fairly good picture of the ...
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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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Who gets a state's Electoral College votes if no one gets a majority of the popular vote?

The question is pretty much in the title. Let's say in state X, there are 3 candidates: A, B, and C. A wins 49% of the popular vote, B wins 49% of the popular vote, and C wins 2% of the popular vote. ...
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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 mechanism to invalidate a (US) election result? [duplicate]

Inspired by this tweet: In Detroit, there are FAR MORE VOTES THAN PEOPLE. Nothing can be done to cure that giant scam. I win Michigan! -@realdonaldtrump Let us, for the sake of argument, assume the ...

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