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The past few days have seen several stories on waiting times at the polls in November, spurred by the release of a couple of studies, including one by Charles Stewart at MIT with an N of over 10,000. Key findings from the MIT survey are illustrated here in the NYT piece. With these data we […]

Drew Westen on Politics

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On October 29, 2011
Speaking of things that rarely end well… …as a couple commenters have pointed out, I agree that there’s one flaw in John’s generally astute analysis. Looking only at final vote tallies obscures some elements of dissent, and misses some of the ways in which the Democtartic caucus is less coherent. If you look at the […]

Ticking Time Bomb

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On September 14, 2011
I agree that something like the Pennsylvania plan to throw electoral college seats to Republicans will happen at some point, probably in the near future.   The presidential election system was a horrible botch from A to Z, based on several assumptions (most notably an opposition to parties and a fear of popular control) shared by […]
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