A Quick Look at the Maine Governor’s Race

The Maine Governor's race is difficult to decipher. Here are some quick points that affect the upcoming race: While Maine voters used the new ranked-choice voting system in the June gubernatorial primary, the Maine Supreme Court ruled that this system only be used for federal offices in the upcoming general ...

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The Race for Governor of Oregon

The race for Governor of Oregon is unexpectedly close. Recent polls even cast it as a possible toss-up, though we’re not entirely sure of their reliability. At the end of July, Clout Research showed Democratic incumbent Kate Brown at 42 percent, and Republican State Representative Knute Buehler at 43 percent. ...

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Notes on Arizona & Florida’s Primary Elections

Arizona and Florida held their primary elections this week on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Arizona (with 81 percent of precincts reporting) In Arizona, the most interesting contests were the Democratic and Republican primaries for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, as well as the Republican primary for US Senate: The overall turnout of ...

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What Ohio’s Special Election Means for 2018

Democrat Danny O'Connor sustained a heartbreaking defeat Tuesday night in the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. The morning after the election, O’Connor’s deficit was 1,754 votes out of 202,521 ballots cast. There are provisional and other ballots to be counted, but it appears that the Republican victory will ...

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Expect Democratic Gains in 2018—But Where?

It's understandable if many Democrats look at the election in 2018 with a degree of foreboding. In the last two midterm elections, they lost a combined total of 76 House seats and 15 Senate seats. But the emerging scandals in the Trump White House and a simple look at history ...

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