Tag: Daily Brew

  • The Daily Brew: Alaska House yet to elect permanent speaker after 2020 elections

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, Feb. 10, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Alaska House of Representatives elects temporary speaker Iowa voters to decide constitutional amendment regarding firearms next year Checking in on 2021 state supreme court vacancies Alaska House of Representatives elects temporary speaker Forty-six state legislatures are currently…

  • The Daily Brew: The first two congressional special elections of the 117th Congress

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    Welcome to the Monday, Feb. 8, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Previewing the upcoming congressional special elections Harris casts her first tie-breaking votes as vice president Upcoming redistricting 101 briefing Previewing the upcoming congressional special elections It seems like the Georgia congressional races just happened, but we’re already…

  • The Daily Brew: 25 states have legalized sports betting

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    Welcome to the Friday, Feb. 5, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: A look at the current sports betting landscape Kansas voters to decide abortion-related constitutional amendment in 2022 Today’s the last day to send a snail-mail Ballotpedia Valentine and pin What’s the Tea? A look at the current…

  • The Daily Brew: Voters approved 13 statewide election policy changes in 2020

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    Welcome to the Thursday, Feb. 4, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Voters in 12 states approved election policy ballot measures in 2020 Biden has signed 28 executive orders in first two weeks in office Tracking federal judicial nominations Update: An astute reader emailed us about an elected official…

  • The Daily Brew: 13 politicians played in at least one Super Bowl

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, Feb. 3, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: At least 13 politicians have played in the Super Bowl Delaware Legislature amends state constitution to prohibit discrimination according to race, color, national origin 20 state executive offices switched party control in 2020 At least 13 politicians…

  • The Daily Brew: The incumbents who sought a change of scenery

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    Welcome to the Tuesday, Feb. 2, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: 344 members of Congress, state legislators sought another office in 2020 Pennsylvania Secretary of Commonwealth to resign after error in constitutional amendment process Election result anticipated in New York’s 22nd Congressional District 344 members of Congress, state…

  • The Daily Brew: Send an election-themed Valentine today!

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    Welcome to the Monday, Feb. 1, Brew. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Support Ballotpedia: Send an election-themed Valentine today! 19 states saw at least one party with a net gain of seats in both state legislative chambers The most expensive ballot measure in recent Massachusetts history Support Ballotpedia: Send…

  • 77 third-party candidates received more votes than the winner’s margin of victory in 2020

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    Seventy-seven third-party candidates whose vote totals were greater than the winner’s margin of victory When third-party candidates run in elections, sometimes they can receive more votes than the margin of victory in the race. We looked at last year’s races where that happened within our coverage scope of more than 10,000 races. Below are the…

  • Over 4,700 candidates took Ballotpedia’s candidate survey in 2020

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    Over 4,700 candidates responded to Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey in 2020 For the third year in a row, Ballotpedia invited all candidates in our coverage scope to complete our Candidate Connection survey. In 2020, we covered 29,002 federal, state, and local candidates.  Our survey asks candidates about their backgrounds, priorities, and proposed solutions to the…

  • Ballotpedia’s Daily Brew: 94% of incumbents won re-election on Nov. 3—Here’s the breakdown by state

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    94% of incumbents won re-election on Nov. 3—Here’s the breakdown by state Our researchers continue to analyze last year’s elections, and today, we’re looking at the state-by-state re-election rate for the 7,458 federal, state, and local incumbents who ran for re-election on Nov. 3. In last year’s general elections, 94% of incumbents nationwide won re-election.…