Tag Archives: Politics

To What Extent Does Income Affect Voting Behavior When Accounting For Race?

In heavily Hispanic Californian neighborhoods, wealth had no relationship with voting patterns in the 2008 United States presidential election and the 2010 California gubernatorial election. Continue reading

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The Hillary Clinton Gender Gap

As potentially America’s first female president, Clinton appears to be able to count strongly on the support of women. Continue reading

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What Exactly Was the Popular Vote in 2012?

I was recently writing a post on how news organizations still haven’t updated their election results. As part of that post, of course, I tried to track down the “real” popular vote. That is, how many votes did President Barack … Continue reading

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The Socially Conservative State of…California?

In the past four years Californians have voted against gay marriage, marijuana, and the abolition of the death penalty. Continue reading

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How Argentina Fell Behind the Rest of the World

rgentina is also famous for its economic slide backwards over the past century. Continue reading

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How 2012 Helps Prospects for Reforming the Electoral College

The electoral college is one of the lingering undemocratic parts of American politics. Unlike almost every other country in the world, America elects its presidents not via the popular vote but rather via a strange system of “electoral votes” distributed … Continue reading

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Vote Yes on Proposition 40: State Senate Redistricting Referendum

This proposition is a referendum on the State Senate districts drawn by California’s citizens redistricting commission. A “Yes” vote on Proposition 40 would indicate approval of the districts as drawn. A “No” vote on Proposition 40 would reject the districts drawn by the commission. Continue reading

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