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Third Party Prospects in the 2014 Midterm Elections

It’s no question that the political system in the United States is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. There is little room for third parties or independent candidates and they rarely if ever gain a significant number of votes … Continue reading

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Joko Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidential Election

Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy, held a historic election this year. On June 9th, the largely Muslim nation of over 250 million people went to the polls to elect the country’s next president. The two candidates for the election … Continue reading

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The Bull Moose’s Legacy: A Lasting Progressive Party, Part 2

Part 1 The outbreak of World War I in Europe divided the Progressive Party just as it divided the nation as a whole. Former president Roosevelt and others such as Gifford Pinchot led the interventionist faction, calling for the United … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The 1876 Presidential Election

The 2000 United States presidential election contested between George Bush Jr. and Al Gore was one of the most controversial in the country’s history. Gore won the national popular vote, but the Electoral College seemed to favor Bush. In Florida, … Continue reading

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What Did the US Presidential Election Mean?

With the votes almost all counted and the winners of the various races decided, we can start to analyze the 2012 elections. There were some clear trends at all levels of the election. So what we can take away? Here … Continue reading

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