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Zimbabwe: Fairer Election Methods, but Trouble at the Polls

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas, Matt Sommerfeld on August 19, 2013

The addition of proportionally allocated seats in Zimbabwe's parliament is a positive development, but one that has been overshadowed by concerns over the legitimacy of recent elections.

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House Abortion Vote Reflects Anti-Crossover Trend

Posted on What's New by Matt Sommerfeld on July 12, 2013

The June 18th vote in the U.S. House on abortion law reflects a trend towards increased polarization and a decline in crossover voting in the House. This analysis looks at which Members voted against their party's majority and compares the vote to a 1993 vote on abortion law.

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Bachmann Retirement Creates One More Uncompetitive District

Posted on What's New by Matt Sommerfeld on May 29, 2013

Michele Bachmann's retirement from Congress ensures that her district joins the vast majority of Congressional districts that will be uncompetitive in the 2014 election. 

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