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Behind the Numbers Archive: Voting

The D.C. mayoral ground game

As the mayoral campaigns ramp up their get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts before Tuesday's primary, the Washington Post poll shows the cold fact that it's hard to translate those efforts into votes. Mayor Adrian Fenty is trailing, but not for lack of effort: in the Post poll, out two weeks ago, half...

By Kyle Dropp  |  September 13, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. , Polls , Post Polls , Voting  | Tags: GOTV, contact, d.c. mayoral race, fenty, gray, primary, voting  
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GOP turnout jumps in Kentucky

More ballots were cast in yesterday's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky than in the Republican, but the total number of votes cast masks a stunning turnaround in the state's historical turnout patterns. Several bloggers (see examples here, here and here) have argued that Rand Paul's easy victory in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 19, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Voting  
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In Arkansas and Pennsylvania, a tale of turnout

In yesterday's Senate primaries in Arkansas and Pennsylvania, turnout and shifting vote patterns left sitting Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) facing a runoff and defeated Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.). The Arkansas' contest this year drew more voters than the state's 2008 presidential primary (with 99 percent counted, 326,216 have voted, compared...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 19, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Voting  
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Rand Paul tops Ron Paul in Kentucky, by a lot

With 99 percent of the vote counted in the Kentucky GOP primary for U.S. Senate ... -Rand Paul outpaced Trey Grayson in every major region of the state, scoring his biggest win in the North, an area that includes the fast growing areas around Cincinnati and Louisville that have become...

By Jon Cohen  |  May 18, 2010; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Voting  
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House Retirees Missing Votes

Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., has announced that he won't seek re-election in 2008, but his voting statistics suggest that he already has one foot out the door of Congress. LaHood has missed 18 percent of floor votes this year, easily the most in any session since coming to Washington in...

By  |  October 19, 2007; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Voting  
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Colorado Republicans vs. the NEA

Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn advanced a Colorado tradition this week when he offered an amendment to the FY2008 Interior appropriations bill that would have eliminated funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which the House appropriated $160 million. The measure, which failed by a vote of 97-335, was...

By  |  June 29, 2007; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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