I wanted to write something about the prospects of the Republican and Democratic Parties, at least in the immediate future, but on a national scale, I am throwing my hands in the air here. President Trump lost re-election with the same electorate that delivered more state legislative seats and Congressional seats than the midterm. President Trump would lose the popular vote by … [Read more...] about Reading The Electoral Signs
Covid-19 has changed almost everything in our society in someway over the last 3 to 4 months. As we’ve been detailing here at Decision Desk HQ, campaigns and elections have not been exempt. Voters have responded to calls by officials to vote by mail as much as possible by casting record numbers of absentee ballots in states across the country. This, combined with fewer … [Read more...] about Elections In The Age Of Covid-19: Don’t Expect Complete Results On Election Night In High Profile Kentucky Or New York Primaries
Pennsylvania and Maryland held their primaries on June 2nd. As of the time of this writing, I am updating the latest tabulation- 14 days later- out of Philadelphia. I just finished running the tab on Maryland. I recently “joked” on Twitter that “Election Night is Dead, long live Election Week”, but I’m really not joking. If you stopped your vote count on June 2nd, you would … [Read more...] about Still Counting Votes Across Primary States. Consider This A Preview Of November.
One of the local contests we have focused on here at DDHQ is the Mayoral election in my own Baltimore backyard. Incumbent Mayor Jack Young has already conceded the Democratic primary, failing to crack even the top three. Mary Miller is a very distant third and has been mathematically eliminated. That leaves just two candidates, former Mayor Sheila Dixon, who ran and narrowly … [Read more...] about Maryland’s First All Mail-In Election Goes To Overtime In Baltimore Mayoral Primary
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we live our daily lives in so many ways over the last two months. As we’ve seen across the country these changes, great and small, have reached the world of politics and elections. Recently an ad-hoc committee of scholars and researchers led by professor Rick Hasen of the University of California at Irvine, released a report addressing … [Read more...] about Covering And Understanding Elections In The World Of Covid 19