The Economy in the Swing States of America

By: Wednesday September 28, 2011 2:43 pm

Under our nation’s idiotic electoral college system, presidential elections are decided on a state by state basis. In a relatively close election it is possible for a candidate to lose the national popular vote but still win the necessary 270 electoral college votes by performing well in and winning just enough swing states. When thinking [...]

More Proof Washington State’s Top-Two Primary Could Serve as National Bellwether

By: Monday November 29, 2010 10:06 am

Because of its unique design, Washington State’s “top two primary” could serve as a national bellwether in future elections. The structure of the primary, combined with the state’s long tradition of high primary election turnout and voting by mail, has resulted in the mid-August primary being able to serve as a strong predictor for the [...]