elections

Why putting off immigration reform won’t make it any easier

A Republican-led senate could lead to a completely different approach on immigration.

Wonkbook: Obamacare is alive, Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign for governor is dead.

Was last night's big winner..Medicaid?

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Nov 6, 2013

‘The universes of Latino voters and vulnerable House Republicans hardly overlap.’

Does the House GOP have to worry about a backlash if immigration reform gets spiked? Let's check this out in map form.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 21, 2013

When campaigning backfires: Did a pro-Obama canvass produce McCain supporters?

When pro-Obama campaigners approached thousands of would-be voters in Wisconsin in 2008, the effort has surprising results--in helping John McCain.

Voters don’t care how women in politics look

Like other emerging political science research, we show that voters don’t hold women and men to different standards on the campaign trail -- even when it comes to looks.

  • Danny Hayes and Jennifer L. Lawless
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  • Jun 23, 2013

How to siphon votes away from blue states, Virginia edition

Virginia lawmakers are putting forward changes to the electoral college that would have enabled Mitt Romney to win the state in 2012--even though he lost by 150,000 votes.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 24, 2013

How to siphon votes away from blue states

Now that the election's over, Republicans in blue states are talking about changing the way the electoral college awards its votes. Many of these proposals would have taken votes away from Obama in 2012.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 11, 2012

Estonia gets to vote online. Why can’t America?

We already pay all our bills over the Internet. And Estonia votes online. So why can't we? It would sure beat waiting in line for hours at the polling booth. Yet experts are still worried about the prospects of hacking and fraud.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 6, 2012

I admit defeat: Wonkblog’s June election model beat me

Using data from June, Wonkblog's model predicted Obama had a 67 percent chance of winning the election. At the time, I thought that was way, way too high. But the model was right and, going by the latest data, I was wrong.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 6, 2012

Wonkbook: The voter fraud fraud

"The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000. With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters"

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 24, 2012

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