An understanding of different political systems offers one a different perspective to their own political arena. Last week Decision Desk previewed the Autonomous Community of Catalonia’s regional elections. With the votes now counted, it is time to analyze the results. Turnout This was the lowest turnout regional election in Catalonia’s history. Low turnout was expected given … [Read more...] about Results of the 2021 Catalonian Elections
Catalonia, a Spanish Autonomous Community and subnational Nation home to just under 8 million people (a similar population to Washington State), goes to the polls on Sunday the 14th. If an outsider has a prior image of Catalonian politics, it is likely one of protests, separatism, and the confrontational news stories that emerged from 2017 and 2019. This picture isn't entirely … [Read more...] about Love and Separatism: Catalan Politics and the 2021 Catalonia Elections
The 2020 Congressional Election did not go the way Democrats hoped. National Democrats expected to gain seats, but results so far are a net loss. The results vindicated the National Republican Congressional Committee who expected to narrow the Democratic majority by picking off vulnerable Congressional Democrats and holding the line in Republican seats across the country. Over … [Read more...] about Competitive Congressional Races: What Happened?
Two months ago, we began a series examining competitive Congressional districts and why exactly they are competitive. The political environment since we wrote these articles. Over 90 million voters have voted early and Election Day is a few days away. Some fundamentals have shifted with time, but the districts remain competitive. Indiana’s 5th District – Originally … [Read more...] about Revisiting Our Profiled Swing Seats
A competitive race begets more competitive races. That is what happened in 2018 when Robert "Beto" O’Rourke lost the 2018 Senate race to Ted Cruz by under 3%. Democrats flipped two Congressional districts, two State Senate districts, 12 State Representative districts, and gave incumbent Republicans a scare in numerous others. Biden is presently polling competitively with Trump … [Read more...] about Competitive Congressional Races in the Lone Star State (3/3)