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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Propose Joint Legislative Priorities

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Environment,Guns,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

Press release which outlines major priorities for the current and future Democratic leaders including expansion of Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases, reform of the absentee voting process, joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and preventing the personal use of campaign contributions.  From the Office of the Governor


Russia and 2016 Election Investigations

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Features executives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the topic of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through manipulation of social media.  From C-Span


Electoral College Reform: Contemporary Issues for Congress

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Examines structural and political objections to the electoral college as a method for selecting the president and various reform proposals, including the National Popular Vote initiative.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.


Voters with Disabilities: Observations on Polling Place Accessibility and Related Federal Guidance

Categories: Disability,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

Examines a sample of 178 U.S. polling places and finds that 60% had one or more potential impediments for voters with disabilities.  Covers in-person voting before and on election day, the extent to which polling places had impediments, actions taken to facilitate voting by those with disabilities, and the extent to which federal accessibility requirements apply to voting.  From the Government Accountability Office


Afghan Views of Government and Elections

Categories: Afghanistan,Elections/Campaigns

Explores the issue of political legitimacy and elections in Afghanistan and the increasing frustration with the National Unity Government. From the United States Institute of Peace


Political Stability in Afghanistan: A 2020 Vision and Roadmap

Categories: Afghanistan,Elections/Campaigns

Examines Afghanistan’s political future from the operation of the current National Unity Government agreement to parliamentary, district, and presidential elections and proposals for constitutional amendments.  From the United States Institute of Peace


The 2017 French Parliamentary Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,France,Great Britain

British view of the results of the National Assembly elections, how these work and the functioning of the party system in the Assembly, and the challenges for President Macron’s government.  House of Commons Briefing Paper 8015.


Great Britain: General Election 2017: Results and Analysis

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Statistics

Summary information about the results of the 2017 election in which the Conservative Party captured 49% of the seats and Labor 40%. From the House of Commons Library


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