Voting trends

The old college try

How America’s electoral college favours white voters

A ballot cast in New Hampshire is 100,000 times likelier to tip the result than one in Washington, DC

Electing a president

Americans should worry less about foreigners and voter fraud

And worry more about long lines at polling booths and problems with vote counting


Law of the letter

The postal service has become vital to America’s elections

Unfortunately it is also in a mess

Without representation

Residents of Washington, DC could once vote for Congress

Might they soon be able to again?

America’s divided middle

Politics in the Midwest wasn’t always so poisonous. What changed?

The Midwest is still the political arena to watch