Voter turnout not a record, analysts say

BOSTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Turnout in last week's presidential elections was higher than four years ago, but didn't set any records, an analysis of U.S. voting patterns indicated.

Number of new voters sharply on the rise

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The historic Democratic primary season is invigorating people to register to vote in North Carolina, Indiana and elsewhere, officials said.

Ballot as lottery ticket?

TUCSON, July 17 (UPI) -- A proposal has qualified for Arizona's November ballot to award $1 million to one voter, chosen by lottery, after each general election.

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Does absentee voting hurt the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- With early and absentee voting playing a major part in the 2004 U.S. presidential election there's a debate on whether it's good or bad for the election.

New voters may be wild card in election

MIAMI, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Elections experts say the efforts by both parties to register new voters this year may be the wild card in the U.S. presidential election.

New voter registration high

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A surge in U.S. voter registration is spawning predictions of the largest increase in turnout in more than a decade.

U.S. election campaign targets expatriots

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. voters living abroad are getting more voter-registration attention than ever, the New York Times reported Friday.

Analysis: Politics as profit center

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- One new study shows that broadcasters are enjoying increasing revenue from political ads, while another finds that TV stations are reluctant to televise candida
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Analysis: Dems 2002 -- Southern disaster

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The conventional wisdom about the 2002 midterm election was that it went badly for the Democrats who boldly predicted -- along with this writer-- that they woul

Analysis: Whites, not Latinos, win for GOP

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The demographic headline on the 2002 election was expected to be either "Democrats ride growing numbers of nonwhite voters to victory," or "GOP wins by attracti
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Elections saw GOP surge at state level

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- It wasn't until week's end that the depth of Tuesday's surprise GOP sweep became evident. The GOP has closed the state legislator gap, pulling even with the Democrats in this critical measure of political power and influence.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

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Overall voter turnout in Tuesday's elections was not expected to break out of the range of 33.3 percent to 37.5 percent of all eligible voters, which has been the midterm norm over the past dozen years, according to Curtis Gans, director of the Committee
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Why turnout is low in modern America

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Election turnout was reported to be heavy in many states with key elections such as Minnesota, where the dramatic entry of former Vice President Walter Mondale into the Senate race last week stirred political passions, and Florida, where the president's b
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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