Electoral systems
A voting system or electoral system is a method by which voters make a choice between options, often in an election or on a policy referendum.A voting system enforces rules to ensure valid voting, and...
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Donald Trump Is Poised to Win Electoral College
Donald Trump appeared poised to sew up his victory Monday despite opposition groups’ efforts to block his path by persuading members of the Electoral College to snub him.
Pro-Trump electors receive death threats
Electoral college voters cast their ballots on December 19, and some pro-Trump electors are receiving death threats. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.
What will Texas Electoral College voters do?
Will Republican electors in Texas uphold the pledge they signed at the GOP state convention in Dallas?
Donald Trump says he would have won a popular-vote election. And he could be right.
It's perhaps unlikely, but a popular-vote election would have been run very differently.
What Would the Founding Fathers Think of Our Current Presidential Election Process?
Charles R. Kesler and James Ceaser ponder how the Founding Fathers might think of our current Presidential election process in the first part of Kesler's int...
Trump Voter In Texas Arrested Over 'Deplorable' T-shirt
A Donald Trump voter in Texas was arrested Monday for wearing a T-shirt to the polls that mocked Hillary Clinton’s now-famous comment in which she said half of Trump supporters were “a basket of deplo...
WARNING: Early Voters Report Voting Machines Auto Selecting Dem Candidates
Be VERY careful! In North Texas, the Amarillo area, the people showed up to vote early to take advantage of the relatively short lines. But there was a problem.
Weighted voting
Weighted voting systems are voting systems based on the idea that not all voters are equal. Instead, it can be desirable to recognize differences by giving voters different amounts of say (weights) co...
Constituency
An electoral district (also known as a constituency, riding, ward, division, electoral area or electorate) is a distinct territorial subdivision for holding a separate election for one or more seats i...
Proportional representation
The term proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body. If 30% of the electorate support a par...
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Election by list
An election by list is a system of election of political representatives by which the electors of an area vote for lists of candidates. If the system is an election by majority (absolute or relative),...
Single-winner voting systems
A single-member district or single-member constituency is an electoral district that returns one officeholder to a body with multiple members such as a legislature. This is also sometimes called singl...
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Preferential voting
Preferential voting may refer to:
Electoral College (United States)
The United States Electoral College is the institution that officially elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. The President and Vice President are not elected d...
Electoral College (United States) - Wikipedia
Single transferable vote
The single transferable vote (STV) is a voting system designed to achieve proportional representation through ranked voting in multi-seat constituencies (voting districts). Under STV, an elector has ...
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Proportional representation in presidential systems
A number of countries which are governed by non-parliamentary executive branches also allow for parliamentary representation by various forms of proportional representation. While proportional represe...
Effective number of parties
The effective number of parties is a concept which provides for an adjusted number of political parties in a country's party system. The idea behind this measure is to count parties and, at the same ...
Trump Voter In Texas Arrested Over 'Deplorable' T-shirt
A Donald Trump voter in Texas was arrested Monday for wearing a T-shirt to the polls that mocked Hillary Clinton’s now-famous comment in which she said half of Trump supporters were “a basket of deplo...
Compulsory voting
Compulsory voting is a system in which electors are obliged to vote in elections or attend a polling place on voting day. If an eligible voter does not attend a polling place, he or she may be subject...
James Shields (Ohio politician)
James Shields (April 13, 1762 – August 13, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
A descendant of the Ó Siadhail family, Shields was born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland.He received a good ...
James Shields (Ohio politician) - Wikipedia
Cardinal voting systems
Cardinal voting systems are voting systems which allow the voter to give each candidate an independent rating or grade from among at least two levels of approval. Along with ordinal voting systems (al...
Cardinal voting systems - Wikipedia
Dodgson's method
Dodgson's method is a voting system proposed by the author, mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll. The method is to extend the Condorcet method by swapping candidat...
Electoral district
An electoral district (also known as a constituency, riding, ward, division, electoral area or electorate) is a distinct territorial subdivision for holding a separate election for one or more seats i...