Pages tagged "Series Election Coverage 2016"


Votes vs. Seats in the People's House

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Drew Penrose on November 08, 2016
Votes vs. Seats in the People's House

Tonight, we can say with confidence that Republicans will maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, whether they win more votes or not. In addition, there will likely be multiple states in which more voters vote for one party, yet the other party wins more seats.

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Vote-Splitting in These Senate Races Could Have an Impact

Posted on What's New Mohamed Aziz on November 08, 2016
Vote-Splitting in These Senate Races Could Have an Impact

In every state except Louisiana and Georgia, U.S. Senators are elected in a contest in which every voter has one vote, and the candidate with the most votes wins. That means that if more than two candidates run, votes can be split up among them so that the candidate who wins was opposed by most voters. This happens every year, and it contributes to doubts as to the legitimacy of the candidate elected, and to the continued shaming of independent and third party candidates as “spoilers.”

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Vote-Splitting and Runoff Election Loom for Louisiana Senate Race

Posted on What's New Austin Plier on November 08, 2016
Vote-Splitting and Runoff Election Loom for Louisiana Senate Race

As the race for control of the U.S. Senate unfolds on election night, most eyes will be trained on the handful of particularly competitive Senate races. However the dynamics that are likely to unfold in Louisiana are promising to be particularly intriguing. With so many competitive candidates running for Senate, we’re almost certain to see severe vote-splitting, with no candidate winning even close to a majority of the votes, requiring a runoff election.

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Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

Posted on What's New Austin Plier on November 08, 2016
Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

This year, overseas and military voters cast ranked choice voting ballots in five states. In fact, in advance of Louisiana’s 8:00 pm poll closing deadline this evening, thousands of ranked ballots will have been returned to the state’s election officials by military and overseas voters.

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Incumbency, Gerrymandering or Geography? Explaining the Democrats' Inability to Win the U.S. House

Posted on Quick News Sarah John on November 06, 2016
Incumbency, Gerrymandering or Geography? Explaining the Democrats' Inability to Win the U.S. House

On Sabato’s Crystal Ball, Professor Alan I. Abramowitz writes that it is incumbency, not gerrymandering that is the reason the Democrats are unlikely to win a U.S. House majority, even with a Clinton landslide. FairVote agrees, to a point.

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Tracking the Candidates Through the Final Campaign Push: Lots of Stops but Few States

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on November 02, 2016
Tracking the Candidates Through the Final Campaign Push: Lots of Stops but Few States

The FairVote presidential tracker, which has been regularly used this fall by National Popular Vote, looks at where major party candidates for president and vice-president have been rallying their supporters at events that are open to the public, free and intended to influence local voters. Our data for the tracker is based on local news reports and the campaigns’ public schedules.

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Congressional Upheaval and Monopoly Politics

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on October 19, 2016
Congressional Upheaval and Monopoly Politics

FairVote’s model of U.S. House of Representatives elections shows that House elections are so uncompetitive and skewed that it is unlikely that even a Clinton landslide would deliver Democrats the House.

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Noncompetitive Congressional Elections Raise Concerns About Fair Representation

Posted on What's New Kelsey Kober on September 23, 2016
Noncompetitive Congressional Elections Raise Concerns About Fair Representation

The act of selecting leaders is vital to a democracy. However, in 34 Congressional districts in 2016, voters won’t be making a choice. These 34 districts are held by incumbents who faced no opposition in their party’s primary and no major party competition in the general election.

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