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Is War Good for a Country’s Political Institutions?

Author: Tom Coupe, KSE.

Recent research suggests that experiencing war violence might make people more likely to turn out during elections. Using data from the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, we show, however, that people who were injured or had close friends or relatives killed or injured were less likely to turn out at the 2014 parliamentary elections. 738 more words


Voter turnout exceptionally high among Canadian Muslims: poll

Nearly 80 per cent of Canadian Muslims say they voted in the 2015 federal election, according to a recent post-election poll conducted by Mainstreet Research, with turnout possibly even higher in the densely populated Greater Toronto Area. 307 more words


Cautionary notes on the Phil Scott inevitability: The numbers game

Submitted for your consideration, two politicians. One is widely seen as a failure; the other, a stunning success.

Now, two numbers: 110,970 and 87,075.

Finally, we raise the curtain. 292 more words

2016 Election

2015 Elections: The Good News and the Bad News

By Barbara Kaufman and Jill Ward

The 2015 election is one for the books, and there is some good news and some not-so-good news.

The Good News… 378 more words

Clean Elections

Guest Blog: Dave Asche - All Elections Matter

Dave Asche currently works for Councilmember Tom Hucker. Dave is also on the board of the Montgomery County Young Democrats, serving as secretary. He has worked on countless campaigns over the several years I’ve known him, including Hucker’s 2014 Council campaign, the 2014 Brown campaign, and just this month, Kate Stewart’s campaign for mayor in Takoma Park. 879 more words

National Politics

Votes Count -- But Not Enough Bother To Bother

Twenty-six percent: That’s the share of eligible voters who turned out last Tuesday in Virginia, where the weather couldn’t have been nicer, to exercise their right to have a say in who represents them in local districts and on school boards. 1,232 more words

Voter Turnout