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A collection of news stories on US politics particularly related to understanding voting behaviour in US elections.
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Money in politics: More than a game

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This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?
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Obama Win Aided By 18-Point Gender Gap

Obama Win Aided By 18-Point Gender Gap | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
The Obama campaign's heavy focus on women's issues for the past year paid off in a big way on Tuesday night, resulting in an 18-point gender gap that largely contributed to the president's reelection.
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Johnson: Christie makes inroads with black voters - Online Athens

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Within the past three presidential elections, only President George W. Bush was able to eke out double-digit support from black voters with 11 percent.
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GOP Eyeing Chris Christie's Success Winning The Latino Vote As A Model To ... - Fox News Latino

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Nevada GOP Leader: ‘Minorities Will Not Turn Out’ to Vote in 2014 - COLORLINES

Nevada GOP Leader: ‘Minorities Will Not Turn Out’ to Vote in 2014 - COLORLINES | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
Nevada GOP leader also doesn’t like that the Democratic Party has such a diverse tent of followers.
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How Did Latinos Vote in the 2012 Presidential Elections? | Visual.ly

How Did Latinos Vote in the 2012 Presidential Elections? | Visual.ly | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
Both parties recognized the importance of Latinos in the 2012 elections. While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama eagerly campaigned to Hispanics, it was o
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Video: Low voter turnout explained

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(CNN) -- After five Republican nomination contests, voter turnout has not been what some GOP activists may want to see. While several of the early voting states saw increases over 2008, the level was not as high as had been predicted.
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Florida election turnout war off to early start - MiamiHerald.com

Florida election turnout war off to early start - MiamiHerald.com | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
NBC 6 South Florida Florida election turnout war off to early start MiamiHerald.com Rick Scott's poll numbers remained poor, RPOF says it has been identifying and then personally contacting thousands of voters — especially the estimated 450,000...
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Do the math, don't wait in line to vote on election day - BizPac Review

Do the math, don't wait in line to vote on election day - BizPac Review | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
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Vote in NYC Much has been written about the interminable length of time voters in some counties had to wait in line in the 2012 election.
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Ten factors that will determine the presidentia...

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Now that the debates are over, the presidential horse race enters its home stretch. With Mitt Romney and Barack Obama locked in a statistical tie ten days before Election Day, both presidential ca...
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Is Proportional Representation and Other Reforms Key to ...

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After well over a year campaigning and an estimated $6 billion spent (including by SuperPacs), we ended up with the same president and roughly the same Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-controlled House.


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Republicans Need Working Class Votes, White or Not

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by JONATHAN COPPAGE (American Conservative)

 

Days after the 2012 election, conservative talk-show host and hair-enthusiast Sean Hannity announced to his talk-radio audience that he had “evolved” on issue of immigration reform because “We’ve got to get rid of the immigration issue altogether.” He recognized that after Mitt Romney only collected, fittingly, 47% of the vote, and the ”Hispanic vote went 70 percent Democrat,” something would have to be done to right the Right’s electoral woes.

 

Rather than take the time to soul-search, and come to terms with the disaster that the Romney campaign specifically, and the GOP generally, had become in the eyes of voters looking to improve the status of their communities and their country, Hannity went right for the first issue he could find that would not threaten the Republican establishment’s priorities in serving the “donorists,” as Ross Douthat puts it, who “tend to like the G.O.P.’s near-obsessive focus on the top marginal tax rate just fine.”

 

He and his have been rallying to immigration as the answer to minority outreach ever since, promising that once the issue was off the table the real Republican message would be able to get through. As Ross put it recently, “much of the energy in the immigration fight comes from factions within the Republican tent that regard the Rubio-Schumer bill as a brilliant-and-easy way to avoid any kind of broader rethinking on economics.”

 

All the while, however, there have been rumors of an electoral bloc that might save Republicans without having to win minorities: the missing white vote... MORE

 

 


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Party Recon's comment, July 14, 2013 1:39 AM
Just more proof that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans give a damn about working people. They sell their influence to the wealthy and do nothing but provide lip-service to the rest of us. What Hanity said boils down to "promise them whatever they want in order to get into office, then give them nothing". Plus, the wealthy love illegals! Where else can they get and entire workforce (illegals) to toil away in their factories and houses for slave wages. And the Democrats don't care any more for the working class than the Republicans do; they just pretend better.

The only solution that will both energize and empower the 81 million eligible voters that sat out in 2012 MUST come from a new voice — and that voice can be found at http://www.partyrecon.org. If you’re sick of the two major parties ignoring your needs and wants, please visit us and add the power of your voice to ours. Together, we can take it back for the people!
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U.S. election vote shows gender, racial gaps

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The re-election of Barack Obama revealed major gender, generational and racial gaps between supporters of the U.S. president and Republican rival Mitt Romney, exit polls conducted by The Associated Press suggest.
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The State With The Most Rich People Also Has The Highest Poverty Rate - Huffington Post

The State With The Most Rich People Also Has The Highest Poverty Rate - Huffington Post | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
“The State With The Most Rich People Also Has The Highest Poverty Rate Huffington Post "The voting turnout will eventually be a majority of non-whites." And those non-whites and low-income Californians will vote in their own interest, as voters...”
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Voter turnout disappointing in Tuesday's elections - Newsday

Voter turnout disappointing in Tuesday's elections - Newsday | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
“Newsday Voter turnout disappointing in Tuesday's elections Newsday In the immediate wake of Tuesday's balloting, numbers from county election officials showed a turnout of close to 29 percent, with 272,584 of 945,417 active registered voters...”
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CIRCLE » Updated Estimate: Youth Turnout was 50% in 2012; Youth Turnout in Battleground States 58%

CIRCLE » Updated Estimate: Youth Turnout was 50% in 2012; Youth Turnout in Battleground States 58% | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
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Does Congress Look Like America? | Visual.ly

Does Congress Look Like America? | Visual.ly | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
In November, Americans will go to the polls to pick a new House of Representatives, and decide the fate of one-third of the Senate. But does our Congr
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Does racism affect how you vote? - Nate Silver

Does racism affect how you vote? - Nate Silver | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
Nate Silver has data that answers big questions about race in politics. For instance, in the 2008 presidential race, did Obama's skin color actually keep him from getting votes in some parts of the country?
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McAuliffe's big test: Turn out black voters - Politico

McAuliffe's big test: Turn out black voters - Politico | A2 US Politics - Elections and voting behaviour in the USA | Scoop.it
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RICHMOND, Va. — Will black voters come out for Terry McAuliffe?
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Supreme Court Again Weighs Spending Limits in Campaigns

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The justices’ questions suggest some favor striking down overall limits for individual contributions to federal candidates and political party committees.
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Tea Partier: Republicans Don't Want Black People to Vote

"On May 20, Tea Party leader Ken Emmanuelson made headlines after stating the Republican Party doesn't want African-American voters to show up at the polls. ...
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Abbott says he wants 40% of Hispanic vote - KXAN.com

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Abbott says he wants 40% of Hispanic vote
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AUSTIN (KXAN) - Attorney General Greg Abbott said he hopes to get at least four in 10 Hispanics to vote for him in next year's governor's race.
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Obama Loses Hispanic and Jewish Support-falls below 68% needed to win presidency among Jews

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Kris Zane: Obama Loses Hispanic and Jewish Support.

Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll says Mitt Romney is leading Obama 44/40 among Jewish voters.

 

While the survey message cautions this was a small sample of a small group, no amount of “yeah buts” can talk away Obama’s fall from 78% among Jews in 2008 to anything near 40%.

 

A Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll shows Sunshine State Latino voters are rapidly turning away from Obama. Last month it found 52% Hispanic support for Obama and that has fallen to 44% this month. Worse still for him is that Romney now leads among Florida Latinos 46/44. These are of course are only Florida numbers but how far off can they be? Obama got 67% of the Hispanic vote in 2008.

 

 

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It's about time the Jewish and Hispanic voters realize Obama is not helping the economy and has done nothing for them, or anyone for that matter. I doubt he will make much of a comeback after tomorrow nights townhall style debate, even if he isn't as incompetent as he appeared last time. He may appear more focused or assertive, but he will likely share the same class warfare rhetoric&lies he shares on the campaign and will act more laid back to try to gain voters, but he will most likely not make a big comeback if any at all.


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