This Election Is A Nightmare

Hi folks, I’m back after a coursework-induced break (which will resume again next week for a few days). To be honest, I’m at a bit of a loss as to where to begin with election news. There’s so much going on that I couldn’t possibly cover…
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RNC HQ: All Hands On Deck

After the fallout from Marco Rubio ending his campaign, the Republican National Committee and Reince Priebus have been revving up their efforts to block Donald Trump from becoming the GOP nominee. From the beginning of his campaign, the RNC…
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Drowning in the Rubiocon

Last night was a big deal. On the off chance that you haven’t heard, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept the field during what was referred to as “Super Tuesday 2”. On the Republican side, Trump won in Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina,…
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Unconventional Conventions?

At the end of each of my posts I include a countdown until the general election. It’s easy to write off this number as it is still in the hundreds. However, much sooner dates are those of the 2016 Republican & Democratic National…
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Super Tuesday Fallout

Hi all, hope you’re having a great Reading Week wherever you are in the world. I’ve been in Edinburgh, Scotland for the past week. I woke up to the Super Tuesday results on March 2nd here in Edinburgh - due to the five hour time difference,…
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The Real Race is Here

Saturday night was important for Republican South Carolinians and Democratic Nevadans, as their parties held their respective primary election and caucuses. I initially did a double-take when looking at the schedule - it seemed odd to me…
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Farewell Jeb(!)

Just a quick post - I will publish a piece on the Nevada & South Carolina results tomorrow but for now I come bearing unfortunate news. We all knew this day would come one day but it is still a sad one. In light of his poor performance…
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Iowa Caucuses TONIGHT!

Quick post but I had to write about this important event! That’s right folks, the Iowa caucuses will take place this evening across the state. Iowan voters are lining up in front of the caucusing locations as I type. What is a caucus, you…
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The Expat Elector in 2016

Welcome to 2016 readers! It is officially an election year. Within the next twelve months, we will have a new President of the United States. If you are feeling at all similar to the way I do, this is more terrifying than exciting…
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A Politician-Led War on Islam?

American politicians from both the right and left often talk about the “War on Christianity” as justification for their social policies. Those who complain about their rights being infringed cite the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution…
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The Jig Is Up, Trump

I’m back! I apologize for my brief hiatus due to being extremely busy with school but I’m back now. A lot has happened in my absence, particularly manifesting itself in a golden-headed man. During a speech at a South Carolina rally on 7…
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Polls: Should You Trust Them?

In the past few days there have been a number of stories about who is polling the highest, who is trailing in the numbers, who should drop out of the race due to their polling. The Expat Elector is here to discuss the problems with polling…
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Democratic Debate Madness

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate sponsored by CNN was interesting, to say the least. Yours truly was unfortunately flying back from Atlanta during the debate but I have since caught up with what happened and let me tell you, it was pretty…
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