“Uproar could lead to revamping Democratic caucuses”

Des Moines Register: After a whisper-thin count left doubts about which Democratic candidate actually won the Iowa caucuses, there are fresh calls for the party to mirror the simple, secret-ballot method that Iowa Republicans use. “It’s worth discussing again, but it’s not as … Continue reading

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“Stealth Partisan Spoilers: Evaluating the Logic Behind Partisan Disaffiliation Requirements for Independent and Third-Party Candidates”

Adam Chamberlain and Carl Klarner have posted this draft on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: In this article, we evaluate the rationale behind partisan disaffiliation laws, which prevent a candidate from running as an independent or from switching parties if … Continue reading

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“Fearing anger from Trump voters, Va. officials want to close schools for primary”

WaPo: Officials in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction want to close public schools during the Super Tuesday presidential primaries, saying they fear that supporters of Republican front-runner Donald Trump could cause mayhem at the polls. The concerns stem mainly from a state … Continue reading

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