On June 12, 2018, Maine held primary elections to determine the Democratic and Republican nominees for Governor, the Democratic nominee for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, and nominees for several state legislative districts. These were the first elections to be held under ranked-choice voting (RCV) since it had been approved in a referendum in 2016 (more … More Maine 2018 Primary Analysis and Maps: Are there signs of the “Blue Wave” coming to Maine?
On March 13, 2018, Democrat Conor Lamb won the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional district by a slim margin of just over 600 votes. This was a significant upset, considering that the previous incumbent, Republican Tim Murphy, hadn’t been seriously challenged for over a decade, and that the district voted for Donald Trump by … More How did Conor Lamb win PA-18?
In late January, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Republican-drawn congressional district map violated the state constitution’s guarantee of free and equal elections. That map, which was brutally gerrymandered, consistently sent a congressional delegation of 13 Republicans and 5 Democrats to Washington despite Pennsylvania generally being a fairly evenly divided state politically. The … More My Proposal for how Pennsylvania should Redraw its Congressional Districts
Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District will host a special election on March 13, 2018 after its previous incumbent, Republican Tim Murphy, resigned due to a sex scandal. The candidates in this special election are Republican Rick Saccone, a state representative, and Democrat Conor Lamb, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. A Libertarian candidate is also in the … More Analysis of PA-18: Does Conor Lamb have a path to victory in the special election?