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Elections 2020: Shifting From Caucuses to Primaries

Now that the dust has settled on Iowa's raucous caucuses, let’s take a step back to survey how presidential nomination processes across the nation have changed from 2016 to 2020.

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Elections 2020: The Primary Primary

With the Iowa caucuses in the rearview mirror (perhaps permanently), the 2020 presidential nominating process now shifts attention to New Hampshire. Since the results of Iowa are still murky,  Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary takes on even greater importance.  

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Election 2020: An Expert’s Thoughts on Iowa

After a year of glad-handing, bus tours, and town halls across Iowa, the Democratic presidential candidates still do not know who the winner is.

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Elections 2020: Kicking Off the Year

Today is Iowa’s quadrennial day in the sun thanks to its presidential caucuses. Granted, it’s a big deal. But it’s not the only deal. Here are three more things to know today.

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Hold Your Horses, We're Still Counting Here

To invoke the the tautology of both Yogi Berra and Lenny Kravitz, it ain't over till it's over.

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Female Candidates Win in Historic Numbers

This was a history-making election for female candidates up and down the ballot. At least 118 women will serve in Congress next year and there will be at least nine female governors, tying a previous record.

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Colorado, Missouri Yield as California Green Lights Transportation Taxes

Three high-profile ballot measures to increase transportation funding failed druing the midterm elections in Colorado and Missouri on Tuesday, but California voters upheld a $5.2 billion transportation tax increase.

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Midterm Ballot Measures: Where States Landed From Elections to Health Care to Energy

If you tuned in to any of the major TV networks last night, you saw all the focus placed on the election of candidates—for the U.S. House and Senate, governorships and legislatures across the nation (which NCSL has tracked up to the second here).

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Legislative Election News: Key Takeaways

The races have been called (mostly). The parties are over, and the tears are dried. It’s now time to take stock of what happened yesterday, legislatively speaking.

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A Modest Shift to the Dems

Democrats scored some big wins in 2018 legislative elections—but it was hardly a blowout. And there were few surprises.

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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.