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When are the results for Texas's early primaries published? [closed]

I live in Texas. I just voted in the primary. When are these results published? Do they get published daily? Do they get published before the primary at all? Do we wait until the primary results to ...
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Scaramucci Interviews on TV

Does anyone know why Scaramucci, who is a businessman, is invited for interviews on TV for political discussions?
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Can a US city charge money for people wanting to live there? [closed]

For example, A mayor may say, only residents can vote. And each resident must pay $20k to buy residency at market price. Can a mayor do that? In general, is it possible that a city is "privatized" ...
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If Democrats are opposed to the shutdown due to the excessive costs of the wall, why do they accept costs of shutdown?

The primary arguments offered by Democrats against the wall and the demands for border security funding by Trump and the Republicans, all revolve around cost and inefficiency. But in order to ...
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Why did Clinton wear in all red for an Award? [closed]

At the at the 2017 Girls Inc. New York luncheon in New York City, Hillary Clinton wore an eye-catching all red pantsuit. What political message does Hillary Clinton want to make with her choice of ...
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Why do all the red states on presidential election maps since 2004 (excluding Alaska) touch other red states?

Since the 2004 election, every state that gave the most votes to the Republican candidate was touching another state geographically that did the same. This is, of course excluding Alaska. And it is ...
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Are prisons the main lobby behind police?

Prison labor existed long before police in common law countries. As far as I can see, police dont really have any lobbying behind them besides the police themselves and also the for profit prison ...
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How likely is it for a Democrat to win the Presidency if he/she gets 52.8% of the (popular) vote? [closed]

In 2024, I am projecting the Democrat to win approximately 52.8% of the popular vote. However, I’m not sure about the Electoral College. If that number is true, I expect it to be concentrated in urban ...
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Is there any reason why one candidate only runs for election once? [closed]

When running for an office such as the presidency for the USA, one candidate will never run for the office more than once. Why?
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After Trump, who is responsible for the executive?

There are, more or less, debates about Trump impeachment. Assume Trump to be fired, but at the same time vice president misses presidential qualifications. What then? Who is responsible for the ...
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Trump: voter fraud is a big problem in the US which nobody has the guts to talk about [closed]

A few days ago, Trump talked about voter fraud and called it a big problem in the US which nobody has the guts to talk about. What do US people think about the issue (poll results)? What are the (...
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After the start of COVID-19, what does Lichtman's keys model currently predict?

I am wondering about the Lichtman's keys model. I wonder what his model is saying now about the 2020 election. How many keys are in Trump's favor, and how many are against? Note to self: if the model ...
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Which US law transfered the power to declare war from Congress to the President? [closed]

The last few wars have been declared by Presidents without an act of congress. Yet the Constitution says that only congress can declare war. What is the specific legal justification that ...
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Has CPB developed metrics for the ability to assess the contribution of fencing to border security?

This question does not ask about the monetary cost of constructing a wall, fence or other physical barrier. According a to U.S. Government Accountability Office report published in February 2017 ...
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To what extent did the Panama Papers affect the outcome of the Wisconsin Democratic Primary?

A few weeks before the primary, polls showed Clinton was favored to win the Wisconsin Democratic primary. Then the Panama Papers were leaked, in many ways validating and reinforcing Sanders' campaign ...
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Which party has more supports from ethnic Indians in the USA?

Between Democrat and Republican, which party has more votes/activists from ethnic East Indians? Explain, Why.
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Get rid of national debt from excess campaign funds

Say there was a law that limited how much a presidential candidate could spend during the election process per month all/most of the campaign money isn't used (According to this article there isn't ...
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What is the percentage of Republican voters who would/wouldn't vote for a female President?

Are there any polls which estimate what percentage of Republican voters would/wouldn't vote for a female Presidential candidate in a general election if said candidate was in line with their political ...
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Did George W. Bush try to alter the power of the presidency by using a theory that had never been implemented? [closed]

I have heard that George W. Bush tried to alter the power of the presidency by using a theory that had never been implemented. The person who told me this fact added that this theory violates checks ...
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Can a sportive competition convey a political message too?

Reuter reports: The United States, Iran and Russia may be at odds over issues including Syria's civil war and Tehran's nuclear ambitions, but on Tuesday their wrestling teams formed an unlikely ...
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Does the USA have a proportional or majoritarian voting system?

I know that in each state the voting system is first-past-the-post, a majoritarian method, but I believe that the federal aggregation, for both the president and the Congress, is approximately ...
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Are there any known triggers for Avenatti deciding not to run for presidency?

According to Michael Avenatti, After Flirting With Run, Says He Won’t Seek White House, Avenatti announced that he wasn't running for presidency on Tuesday 4 December. The NYT article mentions his ...
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Which state benefited the most from the Great Compromise? (US)

Under the terms of this compromise, in the first chamber of Congress—the House of Representatives—the representatives would be apportioned according to the population in each state. This, of ...
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Is there a historical precedent of POTUS barring entry to the White House based on the prospective visitor's criticism of the President?

Also, what is the mechanism in place to enforce current POTUS recent withdrawn invitation of NBA team communicated via a free microblogging service? (I'm assuming the president does not personally ...
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What political aspects prevent land purchases in North America moving national borders? [closed]

The border between the US and Mexico is about 1,952 miles long. The current US president, known for making real estate deals, previously wanted to build a large wall along the entire length of the ...
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What exactly is Trump's economic policy, and is it consistent with his previous statements? [closed]

While the U.S president is threatening our biggest car maker (Toyota), the fact is Toyota is now employing around 30,000 U.S citizens, which is about the same as Chrysler. Trump attacks Japanese car ...
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Why do people oppose immigration ban? [closed]

Why do people oppose an immigration ban? What are their arguments?
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Concession speeches

If a Presidential candidate loses the election, and then loses a failed recount effort, is it customary for her to have to give a second Concession speech?
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What foreign investment is safer than US Treasury bonds and what market share do they have?

Considering the fact that the US collects ten times the revenue it needs to pay interest on the debt, do foreign countries have a safer alternative to US Treasury bonds? Whether or not the debt ...
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Why is the National Mall open for an immigration rally?

The Washington Examiner had this article A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers ...
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How did the neighborhood of Harlem vote in the 2016 presidential election?

I was thinking about the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City. I read that only 3 percent of the voters in this neighborhood are registered as Republicans and over 80% are registered as Democrats. ...
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How are the odds in FiveThirtyEight's election forecasts calculated? [closed]

How are the odds in FiveThirtyEight's political election forecasts calculated? For example, Bernie is predicted to win the majority of votes with odds of "1 in 2 (46%)" as of 2/23/2020. This is ...
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Is there a tendency, in the United States, to ask for altering machine translation algorithms to use gender-neutral language and gender pronouns?

Note: this somewhat related to my previous question This article deals with what seems to be gender bias in machine translation: "Our results show that male defaults are not only prominent but ...
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Why are some 2020 Democratic candidates insisting on eliminating employer-based private insurance [duplicate]

At the Democratic primary debates, the moderators asked for a show of hands for candidates that wanted to move to fully public health insurance, eliminating employer-based private insurance. ...
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Does the phrase “Bake the cake, bigot!” have a specific origin? [closed]

I sometimes see the phrase "Bake the cake, bigot!" on the internet, predominantly from American conservatives mocking American liberals. While I'm aware of more than one lawsuit involving anti-gay-...
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Is it possible for two people in the “middle” of the political spectrum to have opposite views? [closed]

If two people have equal amounts of opposing left and right views could they balance out to be in the same spot in the middle?
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Is the US reconsidering the Brilliant Pebbles project?

Due to the tensions between USA and Russia over Crimea, and the fact that Russia is the second biggest nuclear power, is the US considering resuming the Brilliant Pebbles project in subsequent years?
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Can the Executive Branch legally enter into a contract to repay Fisher House?

As a result of the shutdown, military death benefits will not be paid to soldier's spouses. The House passed a bill to appropriate funds for this purpose, but the President announced the the Pentagon ...
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Why do white voters in the southern US not vote for Democrats? [duplicate]

I was thinking about how the states in the southern US are reliably red at large despite their large black populations which votes for Democrats. I read about it and found that over 70% of white ...
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What is the correlation between a Mississippi county's African-American population and percent of votes for Hillary Clinton?

I was looking at Mississippi's electoral map. I noticed that the percent of African-Americans had a close roughly 1:1 correlation with the % of votes in the county cast for Hillary Clinton. The ...
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Is this show of Islamic Republic and the US confrontation beneficial for Trump's impeachment process? [closed]

I'm an Iranian that I'm just living in the US for a couple of years. Recently, the tension between the US and Islamic Republic regime is heightened to another level that we didn't see it before. In ...
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Can recently released US student vacation in Switzerland? [closed]

Iran recently released an American student that was being imprisoned in Tehran. He was flown to Switzerland to meet with a US State Dept official. My question: since he's already in Switzerland, ...
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US trade war with China: what is in total with trade balance for today? [closed]

Trade war between US and China lasts nearly since Trump's election. One of claimed goals was to shorten US trade deficite. There is a hoard of different news and bright claims about trade war, but ...
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Did Obama make any statements on the OPM breach?

From Wikipedia's page on Office of Personnel Management data breach : In June 2015, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it had been the target of a data breach ...
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Does diverging attitudes towards Slovenia coincide with Trump's election?

Which Country Is America’s Strongest Ally? For Republicans, It’s Australia mentions that Slovenia is one of the countries which Republicans most favourably view compared to Democrats. I can ...
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Is it true that the USA funds a Shrimp Museum with the federal budget? [closed]

Apparently, the USA funds a Shrimp Museum at the federal level; I'd imagine as a form of pork-barrel spending. However, I've been looking for this online but ain't found much, thus I ask this. Is ...
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Is there any interest in using Trump's Executive Order on immigration to properly reverse Korematsu's precedent at this time?

US President Trump's "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" was quickly "swept under the legal rug" by the judiciary, with the result that the second order "...
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Rise of Domestic Terror Groups in the US

Do the formation of domestic terror groups in the US, (Symbionese Liberation Army, Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Environmental Liberation Front (ELF), Black Panthers, the Weathermen, the KKK, other ...
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Where are the missing 16 delegates in the US presidential election? [closed]

Question 1. The total number of delegates for the US presidential election is 538, so that the majority is at 270. Now, Trump got 290 delegates while Clinton has 232: this is a total of 522. Where are ...
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Public reporting on the motivations for folks to wait hours to get a COVID-19 test and how that impacts local governments? [closed]

When I hear Governors/Mayors/Health officials talk about the current positivity rate for their jurisdiction and that that rate is guiding decisions about opening/closing public activities, I assume (...

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