Report: ‘Clean Missouri’ repeal could dilute minority representation in state Capitol. Every 10 years, political districts around the nation are redrawn to make sure they are equal in population.
Currently, all 50 states use total population when doing this, which ensures that everyone is considered when drawing district boundaries. Amendment 3 would make Missouri the first state in the nation to exclude children and noncitizens from the map-making process. In the report, Yurij Rudensky, redistricting lawyer in the Brennan Center's Democracy Program, said the change could have an outsized effect on minorities. Whites make up roughly 79.5 percent of all Missourians but more than 83 percent of adult citizens. “Thus, under adult citizen apportionment, the white population would account for a larger percentage of those counted for representation than it does under total population apportionment,” the analysis notes. Thehill. - The Washington Post. Poll: Majority of GOP agrees news media is 'enemy of the people' The Maps That Show That City vs. Country Is Not Our Political Fault Line.
Precinct Data Shows Rich, White Neighborhoods Flipping Democratic in 2016. Will It Last? Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up.
We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off? ,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. Those mall trips are infrequent—about once a month. I’ve been researching generational differences for 25 years, starting when I was a 22-year-old doctoral student in psychology. Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. At first I presumed these might be blips, but the trends persisted, across several years and a series of national surveys. What happened in 2012 to cause such dramatic shifts in behavior? How Trump And Race Are Splitting Evangelicals. The Rev.
Billy Graham, the pastor and evangelical leader who died last week and is being laid to rest in Charlotte on Friday, built relationships across party lines, illustrated by the praise Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump delivered after his death. But it likely will be hard for an evangelical Christian figure in this era to get the kind of bipartisan acclaim that Graham received in life and in death. America’s community of self-described evangelicals, about a fourth of the population, is increasingly divided between a more conservative, Trump-aligned bloc deeply worried about losing the so-called culture wars; and a bloc that is more liberal on issues like immigration, conscious of the need to appeal to nonwhite Christians and wary of the president.
Tweet Share. Column: An old idea that could have helped pollsters. Americans cast their votes during the U.S. presidential election in Elyria, Ohio.
Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters The failure of almost all the public opinion polls to correctly predict the winner in the 2016 presidential election is disturbing and perplexing. But it provides an opportunity to look at an alternative method of polling that has worked in the past, and that I took part in as a graduate student in Columbia University half a century ago. This time around, the pre-election Monday morning quarterbacking regarding the almost universal predictions that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency by anywhere from 3 to 6 percent points the finger at the usual suspects: people using cell phones, their refusal to talk to pollsters, the difficulty of making contact with young people or people without phones, the inability to predict who is a likely voter and who is not.
Election 2016: Exit Polls. Data for 2016 were collected by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, a consortium of ABC News, The Associated Press, CBSNews, CNN, Fox News and NBC News.
The voter survey is based on questionnaires completed by 24,537 voters leaving 350 voting places throughout the United States on Election Day including 4,398 telephone interviews with early and absentee voters. In 2012, 2008 and 2004, the exit poll was conducted by Edison/Mitofsky; in 1996 and 2000 by Voter News Services; in 1992 by Voter Research and Surveys; and in earlier years by The New York Times and CBS News.
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