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...
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...
Single-winner voting systems - Wikipedia
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
County-unit system
The County Unit System was a voting system used by the U.S. state of Georgia to determine a victor in statewide primary elections from 1917 until 1962.
Though the County Unit System had informally...
Issue voting
The term issue voting describes when voters cast their vote in elections based on political issues. In the context of an election, issues include "any questions of public policy which have been or are...
Issue voting - Wikipedia
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...
Nominated Member of Legislative Assembly
A Nominated Member of Legislative Assembly is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Macau who is appointed by the Chief Executive (and Governor during the colonial era). They are not affiliated to ...
Nominated Member of Legislative Assembly - Wikipedia
John Savage (Congressman)
John Savage (February 22, 1779 in Salem, Washington County, New York – October 19, 1863 in Utica, Oneida County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.
He graduated from Union Coll...
John Savage (Congressman) - Wikipedia
Henry Rutgers
Henry Rutgers (October 7, 1745 – February 17, 1830) was a United States Revolutionary War hero and philanthropist from New York City. Because of his donations to the school, Rutgers University is nam...
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
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...