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The Electoral College and More in the January Canvass

For most of the population, the Electoral College used to be little more than a footnote in history textbooks. Now—whether you like it or not—the Electoral College has become a political flashpoint

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Navigating the Initiative and Referendum Process

In the 2018 general election, voters weighed in on more than 150 ballot measures across 36 states.

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06
Redistricting From the Right and the Left

Redistricting is the million-piece jigsaw puzzle of American politics.

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03
Redistricting: The Most Consequential Election of the Decade is Upon Us

This year, 5,025 legislators who will participate in redistricting (which we refer to here as “redistricters”) will be elected, giving them the power to shape politics in their states for the next 10 years—far longer than a four-year presidential term.

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Election Security: The Soft and Hard Sides

NCSL's Cybersecurity Task Force took on election security during the NCSL Capitol Forum

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Redistricting Law: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

The 2010s have been an active decade for redistricting litigation. Almost nine years since the 2010 census data was delivered to the states, litigation against district plans continues in multiple states.

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Oklahoma Senate Sets Up First Chamber-Specific Census Complete Count Committee

Oklahoma has demonstrated how the political parties can work together for substantive bipartisan cooperation that will benefit their state. Senate leaders from both parties joined to form a Senate-specific 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC). 

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19
The Future of the Electoral College

A panel during last week's NCSL Capitol Forum discussed the merits of keeping the Electoral College versus replacing it with a national popular vote.

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The Future of Campaign Ads—and Regulation—Is Digital

Twitter has banned political ads. Some say Facebook, Google and others should do the same. But according to Colin Delany, an online communications consultant, “even if Facebook got rid of digital advertising, there would still be digital ads.”

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Transportation Funding Mishmash at 2019 Ballot Box

Voters in three states—Colorado, Maine and Washington—voiced their opinions on statewide transportation funding proposals in the 2019 elections.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.