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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 10

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis, Jared Gay on July 10, 2012

President Obama campaigns in swing state Iowa and Romney in swing state Colorado; mobilizing black female voters could be a tiebreaker for Obama; Missouri, now a red-leaning state, is becoming "irrelevant."

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Libya's 'Hybrid' Election Rules and Why They Are Less Than Ideal

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis, Arab Spring Series on July 05, 2012

On July 7, Libya will hold its first democratic elections since 1964. FairVote explains Libya's hybrid election system for the 200-seat General National Congress and how it could be better if all seats were elected by a form of proportional representation.

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Lessons Learned from Egypt's Presidential Runoff: The Case for Using an Instant Runoff Ballot

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis, Arab Spring Series on June 15, 2012

On June 14, Egypt's high court disbanded the nation's parliament elected last winter, arguing that the candidates should have run without party affiliation. The ruling makes this weekend's presidential election all the more important, as the president will become the only national government leader who has been elected and will not have a parliament to check his decisions. This blog post analysis thus takes on even greater importance.

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Hanging by a Thread: Egyptian Democracy After the June 18 Coup

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on June 15, 2012

In the aftermath of a military "coup" staged on June 18, the future of Egyptian democracy looks precarious. In retrospect, the situation might have been prevented if Egypt had used proportional representation to elect its parliament in the first place. 

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Presidential Tracker and State Strategies: June 26, 2012

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis, Jared Gay on June 01, 2012

Our Presidential Tracker series is now releasing semiweekly news updates on Romney and Obama's whereabouts and state strategies. 

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Presidential Tracker and State Strategy: June 28

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on June 01, 2012

The latest news on the POTUS 2012 campaign trail: Barack Obama prepares for his own swing state bus tour; Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania could be the three key swing states to win; Obama enjoys an advantage among Latinos, which could give him a lead in swing states.

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 3

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on June 01, 2012

Is Florida the state to win? Did Obama's trip to Colorodo hurt or help his re-election bid? Plus: the states whose residents contribute the most money to campaigns are getting the least bang for their buck as Obama and Romney continue to target their ad spending in battleground states.

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 17

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis, Jared Gay on May 15, 2012

Obama and Romney visit swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively, to bash one another's economic policies. Furthermore, analysts identify Virginia as the most crucial swing state this election and some predict that Obama can win its Electoral College votes. 

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 20

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on May 15, 2012

Obama and Romney cancel campaign events in swing states Florida and New Hampshire, respectively, to address last night's tragic Colorado shooting; polls show that the candidates are deadlocked in battleground states at 46 percent apiece; a high turnout of African American voters could turn the tables in Obama's favor.

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 24

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on May 11, 2012

POTUS analysts report that there may only be five true battleground states this election: Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina. However, if large numbers of Latinos register to vote, new swing states could emerge. In other news, as only 6 percent of voters are still undecided, the candidates' campaigns spend a whopping $400 on each such voter. 

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