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Election preview: Malta

Charles RichardsonJun 2, 2017

Malta's very stable political system shows no sign of changing in tomorrow's election.

Cartographical fun in North Carolina

Charles RichardsonMay 25, 20172 Comments

The US Supreme Court strikes a blow against gerrymandering but also exposes the depth of its own partisan divisions.

Macron will win, but can he govern?

Charles RichardsonMay 1, 20175 Comments

France's politicians are looking ahead to the aftermath of Sunday's runoff election, and trying to work out how the new president will put together a parliamentary majority.

France knows what it wants, but not how to get it

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.

Western Australia wraps up

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.

Election preview: Ecuador

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.

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.

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