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Katherine Clark wins Massachusetts special primary - Emily Schultheis

Katherine Clark wins Massachusetts special primary - Emily Schultheis | American politics | Scoop.it
State Sen. Katherine Clark has won the Democratic primary in the special election for Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.
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US election 2012: the electoral college explained - Telegraph

US election 2012: the electoral college explained  - Telegraph | American politics | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans voted for BArack Obama as president on Tuesday, but he was in practice be chosen by an electoral college, the somewhat baffling and Byzantine system unique to the United States.

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Chris O'Donnell's curator insight, October 16, 2013 5:18 AM

A basic explanation of how the Electoral College works. This article also includes interesting linked documents to changinh voting behaviour and the use of Twitter in elections.

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Ten factors that will determine the presidential election victor (UPDATED)

Ten factors that will determine the presidential election victor (UPDATED) | American politics | Scoop.it
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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James Robinson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:48 AM

Good factors to use, support with examples..

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Kara long's curator insight, March 20, 2014 7:32 AM

 

This article discussed ten factors that played an import part in who won the election for the Presidency. Some of these factors included women, swing state suburbs, and social media. All these factors played an important part on how different states would vote and which candidate would earn more votes.

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US election: Key issues

US election: Key issues | American politics | Scoop.it
Where do Obama and Romney stand on the key issues that will help decide the election?

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you're welcome :)
Yoana Infante's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:24 AM

EXTRA CREDIT 

The article provided the keys issues of the both primary opponents & their ways of handling the issue. In the future elections voters will see what has been done for those issues & based their opinions what opponent can do a  better job on finding a better resolution to those issues. 

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Beyond the election, President Obama uses Twitter to push his agenda to the public

Beyond the election, President Obama uses Twitter to push his agenda to the public | American politics | Scoop.it
Today, President Obama staged a second townhall on Twitter, answering questions from the public on the country's financial woes. It's not the first time President Obama has used Twitter to field...

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Obama uses the media during his campaign. Shows the growing importance of the media to reach voters.

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Putting an end to our divided government - Chicago Tribune

Putting an end to our divided government - Chicago Tribune | American politics | Scoop.it
Putting an end to our divided government
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And yet, a simple tweak could dramatically decrease the odds of this division reoccurring, without requiring any major changes to our Constitution.
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More than $1 billion apiece raised to elect President Obama, candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 campaign cycle

More than $1 billion apiece raised to elect President Obama, candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 campaign cycle | American politics | Scoop.it

by KRISTEN A. LEE (Daily News)

 

Call them the $1 billion men.

 

The final fundraising tallies for President Obama and Mitt Romney each topped $1 billion after a last-minute surge of money from mega-donors like Sheldon Adelson.

 

Final campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that the 2012 election broke the $2 billion mark to become the most expensive presidential race in American history.

Mitt Romney’s donors alone gave nearly $86 million to bolster his losing campaign in its final weeks. That included $33 million to pro-Romney political action committees from Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul.

 

In total, Adelson and his wife, Miriam, poured $95 million into the effort to elect Romney and other Republican candidates over the course of the election.

 

Adelson recently told The Wall Street Journal that he planned to double his roughly $100 million investment in Republican causes by the next election cycle.

 

That goal could be complicated, however, by troubles at his casino company, particularly tussles with the federal government over tax revenues and government probes into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which targets money-laundering and international bribery.

 

The main super PAC backing Romney, Restore Our Future, raised $22 million in the race’s final stretch, bringing its campaign total to $152 million.

 

The Adelsons added $10 million to that final fundraising surge, as well as $23 million to Karl Rove’s pro-Romney super PAC American Crossroads.

 

The pro-Obama super PAC, Priorities USA Action, took in $15 million in the final weeks of the campaign.

 

Although the massive haul didn’t get Romney into the White House, his national finance chairman, Spencer Zwick, still declared a victory, describing the fundraising effort as “the most successful in Republican Party history.”


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Independent Spending Totals - Campaign Finance - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com

Independent Spending Totals - Campaign Finance - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com | American politics | Scoop.it
Which groups are spending the most on elections.

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James Robinson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:39 AM

Provides a useful comparison between Obama and Romney spending on advertisements, media etc.

Could be used as examples as it includes both overall spending, and individual monthly spending.

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Futurity.org – Presidential candidates: Image trumps issues

Futurity.org – Presidential candidates: Image trumps issues | American politics | Scoop.it
A new book, Creatures of Politics: Media, Message and the American Presidency (Indiana University Press, 2012), explores the surprisingly important role of such personal touches and concludes that US presidential campaigns are all about a...

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Romney Campaign Manager Says He Regrets Immigration Stance - New York Times (blog)

Romney Campaign Manager Says He Regrets Immigration Stance - New York Times (blog) | American politics | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News (blog)Romney Campaign Manager Says He Regrets Immigration StanceNew York Times (blog)But his campaign manager now says that the forceful posture taken against immigration in the Republican primary inflicted lingering damage with...

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Danielle Stabler's comment, October 16, 2013 10:32 AM
Fantastic!!!!!! :D
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A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem

A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem | American politics | Scoop.it
On three different occasions, the candidate with the most votes didn't become President of the United States. We call this "The Electoral College Problem." Here a solution. Simple. Mathematical. Rational.

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Gary Pascoa's comment, March 1, 2013 9:43 PM
I know the founding fathers would be horrified as this cuts into the whole idea of the electoral college: to place a further check on the majority when electing a president. Nonetheless, I would support a redrawing of the map that would lean toward a popular vote system.
Conor McCloskey's comment, March 4, 2013 8:27 PM
Interesting idea, however I can't say this is a "rational" solution to the Electoral College. It is actually completely irrational to think that the borders could be redrawn and everyone could be redistricted every four years... They can't even manage to get a census out every year... Logistical nightmare. I agree with Ken and Gary, let the people choose with the popular vote
Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 5, 2015 5:02 PM

Far out