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Election previews: Macedonia and Romania

Charles RichardsonDec 11, 2016

Two almost-neighboring countries in south-eastern Europe go to the polls tonight, in the last major elections of 2016.

America keeps counting

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.

Two million and still counting

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.

We need more democracy, not less

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.

Putin's parliament

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.

Spain, being Spain

Charles RichardsonSep 1, 20163 Comments

Spain's politicians continue their comprehensive failure to work with the parliament that voters have given them.

An Australian postmortem

Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2016

The Senate will again reflect the variety of Australians' political loyalties rather well. The House of Representatives, rather less so.

Racism and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonAug 3, 2016

Decisions on voting rights provide further evidence for the centrality of race to the Republican identity.

World election news

Charles RichardsonJul 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

Enter the Libertarian

Charles RichardsonMay 30, 2016

America's Libertarians again choose Gary Johnson as their standard-bearer. And now that we know who the candidates are, some interest is starting to focus on the dynamics of the Electoral College.

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