Archive for May 2016
Media Democratic Delegate Trackers Still Not in Sync
While the total number of delegates assigned to Clinton and Sanders are similar, five major outlets do not agree on the delegate counts across 18 states.Read More
North Dakota Republicans Eye Rare Competitive Gubernatorial Primary
The 2016 race ends a streak of eight uncontested GOP primaries and is the first in 70 years with three candidates on the ballot.Read More
Keep On Truckin’
Ohio truck driver Scott Rupert has successfully filed to appear on the Ohio U.S. Senate ballot as an independent candidate this November to run against Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland. Rupert also ran as an independent for the office in 2012 and garnered 4.6 percent of the vote in a race…Read More
Trump (Officially) Becomes All-Time GOP Primary Vote Leader
Beyoncé Becomes 9th Living Individual to Receive Dayton Proclamation
The pop diva joins a list that includes two ex-governors, a state senator, a conductor, a Beatle, an educator, a basketball coach, and a labor leader.Read More
How Meaningful Is Clinton’s Primary Vote ‘Lead’ Over Trump?
Interparty primary vote comparisons are a tricky business and do not always correlate with general election outcomes.Read More
Are There Any Democratic Primary Bellwethers?
Unlike their GOP counterparts, Democrats have few states that have consistently backed the party’s eventual nominee over the last 40+ years.Read More
Martin O’Malley: Southern Outlier?
Kentucky became the sixth state where O’Malley has eclipsed one percent of the primary vote – all located in the South.Read More
Minnesota GOP Could Win Just 1 US House Seat for 1st Time Since 1890
Gopher State Republicans have claimed less than two seats in the chamber in just three of 81 cycles since statehood – all during the 19th Century.Read More
What Is Trump’s Magic Number to Coalesce GOP Support in the Last 7 Primaries?
Presumptive GOP nominees have averaged more than 75 percent of the primary vote after their main challengers have exited the race.Read More