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Empirical Evidence Regarding The Effectiveness of Writing Your Representatives

Letter writing (including email) and phone call campaigns are popular actions people are called to participate in to create pressure and change legislator behavior. It's taken as axiomatic that this ...
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Electing fewer group representatives than groups when the whole electorate votes on them

At my work we need to elect three representatives among four separate departments. There is a max of one representative per department. Any member of a department can run as a candidate. There is no ...
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Question on Access to Voter Lists on a State by State Basis [duplicate]

In the United States, who (individual, group of individuals, political party) has access to state voter lists that indicate whether or not the given registered voters had voted in (i) the last general ...
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How to understand population sentiment underlying the US 2020 vote count? [closed]

In the 2020 US presidential election, we see a roughly 50/50 split between votes for Trump and votes for Biden, some 60+% of the eligible electorate. Mainstream media rhetoric anticipated a decisive ...
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Why do Appalachian areas have plenty of registered Democrats?

Many predominantly white and rural areas in Appalachia have more registered Democrats than Republicans. But they overwhelmingly vote Republican. Why do people there not change their registrations to ...
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Is ticket splitting correlated with low information?

I am interested in what factors are correlated with ticket-splitting in the United States, particularly whether voters with low information are more likely to vote for a split-ticket. The motivation ...
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Are swing/floating voters less liberal than the general voting population?

I am curious about swing voters: voters who are undecided until close to the election and then make their choice based on how they feel. They are also known as floating voters. They have been ...
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Are voters strongly motivated by debt?

A response to a comment here has caused me to wonder: Are voters strongly motivated by increase in debt? Obviously this question is not appropriate for a Q&A stack. Here is my attempt at ...
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What is the freezing hypothesis, and is it still applicable today?

I came across the term, which seems to refer to a theory initially introduced by Lipset & Rokkan in 1967. It appears to refer to a way of categorising voters into 'frozen' blocs that don't shift ...
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Voter Analysis on the type of democratic candidate of 2020 US Election

I was watching Fox News(click here for the video and go to around 4:27) and the female anchor was quoting a voter analysis as below- It’s very important to pick the candidate who can beat Donald ...
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What is the lowest percentage of the popular vote that a President has been elected on?

Obviously the US presidential election is not won by popular vote, but by votes in the electoral college. This means that, as in the 2016 election, the defeated candidate can obtain a larger total ...
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Is door-to-door canvassing common in America?

In the UK, most people can expect to be canvassed at home, in the form of party volunteers knocking on their door and trying to have a conversation with them in order to persuade them to vote for ...
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What difference does a winter election make?

The last December election took place almost a century ago, in 1923. Why are winter elections so rare, what difference does it make to voters, turnout, and campaigners, and how has it affected the ...
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What was the practical effect of voter suppression in the UK's 2019 EU parliament elections?

There are reports of widespread voter suppression of both non-UK EU-citizens and UK citizens living outside the UK in the 2019 EU Parliament elections, which they are entitled to participate in. ...
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Is there an explanation for Austria's Freedom Party virtually retaining its vote share despite recent scandal?

In 2014 Freedom Party (FPÖ) has gathered 19.7% of total votes. According to latest estimates (2019), it has gathered 17.2%. For someone totally outside Austrian politics and hearing only about big ...
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How did Nixon's resignation affect the voters who had supported him?

There are a lot of Americans who wear MAGA hats. Theoretically, if President Trump were impeached, I wonder if they would continue to wear them? Would Trump go down like Robert E. Lee, losing, but ...