Pages tagged "National popular vote"

Oklahoma Voter Turnout Suffers without National Popular Vote Plan

Posted on What's New Claire Daviss on March 13, 2015

The current Electoral College system -- one that Oklahoma state legislators have the power to help change -- leaves Oklahoma voters at a disadvantage during and between presidential elections. A comparison of voter turnout patterns in Oklahoma and Virginia tells the story, contradicting inaccurate analysis from an Oklahoma think tank.

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Does the Candidate Determine the Battleground States in Presidential Elections?

Posted on What's New Claire Daviss on February 23, 2015

Many are making predictions on which states will be battlegrounds in the 2016 presidential elections. Certainly a state's underlying partisanship matters. (The closer the state, the more likely it will draw campaign attention.) But do a candidate's individual qualities shape the states he or she targets, and how much? 

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Why Missouri Will Not Be a 2016 Presidential Campaign Battleground

Posted on What's New Claire Daviss on February 19, 2015

For more than a century, Missouri was called the "bellwether state" for its tendency to swing between Democrats and Republicans. But Missouri's days as a battleground state appear to be over, as the state has become more Republican in every election since 1996. Read what Missouri can expect in the 2016 presidential election.

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