Category Archives: Elections

Dark Money Basics

from Open Secrets – Dark Money refers to political spending meant to influence the decision of a voter, where the donor is not disclosed and the source of the money is unknown. Depending upon the circumstances, Dark Money can refer … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Fundraising, Politics

Putin smiles as Washington ties itself in knots over Russia

Stephen Collinson of CNN – Emulating President Donald Trump’s own language, the architect of Russia’s election meddling operation said Mueller’s report showed claims of collusion were “nonsense,” appearing to be only too happy to add to the fog of controversy … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, Elections, FBI, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia

The Electoral College Penalizes Voters In High Turnout States

from Taegan Goddard’s Electoral Vote Map – The Electoral College distorts the popular vote in presidential elections. Small states get more votes than populous states. That’s because electoral votes are allocated to each state based on the number of representatives … Continue reading

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Indian elections nearing amid frustration with politics, concerns about misinformation

By Kat Devlin and Courtney Johnson of the Pew Research – As many as 900 million people are expected to vote in India’s national elections in April and May. The elections come amid a recent increase in tensions between India … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Elections, India

The Fight About the Electoral College Is About More Than the Electoral College

from Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report – There’s nothing new about calls to replace the Electoral College with a national popular vote. Until recently, partisans on both sides supported a constitutional amendment to do such a thing. Frustration … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Elections, Republicans, Washington Post