Political Crumbs

The Closest Shave

For each of the last seven election cycles since the 1990s, the closest presidential election contest has been held in the South (Georgia in 1992,…


The 50 Millionth Voter

At some point on November 3, 2020 an unknown Minnesotan will cast the state’s 50 millionth general election vote for president. Over the previous 40…


Two For the Price of One

Political observers get to follow the returns of two U.S. House special elections held today in North Carolina (NC-03 and NC-09). The last time two…




Ojeda’s Early Exit

The long-shot presidential candidacy of former West Virginia Democratic state Senator Richard Ojeda ended last week. Brief as it was – lasting just 76 days…


Winners With Asterisks?

The 116th Congress will convene 13 U.S. Senators who were most recently elected to the chamber with a plurality of the vote (seven Democrats and…


Democrats Get Streaky

In last week’s midterm elections, Democrats continued to run up the score in U.S. House races across multiple Northeastern states. A sweep of Massachusetts’ nine…


It’s Been Awhile

When Tony Evers unseated Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election last week, it set up just the fifth time in state history in which a…


Full House

For just the third time in more than 650 general and special elections, voters in an Iowa U.S. House race will have six choices on…