Category Archives: Elections

Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say

By Craig Timberg The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining … Continue reading

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Here’s Proof Some Pollsters Are Putting A Thumb On The Scale

Introduction by Ken Feltman: This is perhaps the most important news about political polls to come out of the 2016 election: Nate Silver and others at FiveThirtyEight have the statistics to establish that some pollsters, intentionally or not, skew their … Continue reading

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Five takeaways from Comey’s October surprise

Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe in good luck, and Friday’s bombshell shows why. By Glenn Thrush Hillary Clinton has never met a sunny day she completely trusted, and Friday proved why. The front-running Democrat has always been weakest when protecting a … Continue reading

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How would a contested election work? Five things to know

    by Pete Williams Recounts and legal challenges can take months to play out, but not in the election of a president: the Constitution sets strict deadlines. Source: How would a contested election work? Five things to know

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The State of Play With a Dozen Days to Go

By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley Another week has passed in the presidential race and it appears that Donald Trump is not making up much if any ground on Hillary Clinton. Last month, we coined the term … Continue reading

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