Charles RichardsonApr 20, 20178 Comments
The polls unanimously tell us that Emmanuel Macron is the preferred choice for French president. The question is whether the electoral system will translate that into reality.
Charles RichardsonMar 27, 2017
Final results from Western Australia confirm the dimensions of Labor's victory. They also show the upper house, for all its undemocratic structure, reflecting the popular vote rather well.
Charles RichardsonFeb 18, 2017
Ecuador's leftist president is respecting term limits and bowing out. Change is on the way, which may not be good news for Julian Assange.
Charles RichardsonDec 11, 2016
Two almost-neighboring countries in south-eastern Europe go to the polls tonight, in the last major elections of 2016.
Charles RichardsonDec 8, 20166 Comments
Hillary Clinton's victory keeps getting bigger in terms of votes. But America seems stuck with a system where votes don't matter.
Charles RichardsonNov 25, 20164 Comments
Not only did Hillary Clinton clearly win the popular vote, her margin is still growing. That marks a problem that America really needs to address.
Charles RichardsonNov 10, 20161 Comment
Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.
Charles RichardsonSep 20, 2016
Russia's Vladimir Putin secures, unsurprisingly, a large parliamentary majority, but courtesy of the electoral system as much as public opinion.
Charles RichardsonSep 1, 20163 Comments
Spain's politicians continue their comprehensive failure to work with the parliament that voters have given them.