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Can the majority party/coalition in UK Parliament remove the PM and vote in a new one without calling for total new nationwide elections?

Curious American here. You may have heard we have our own troubles on this side of the pond. From widely reported news, I understand that Parliament voted overwhelmingly against the PM's plan for ...
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Cohen paying IT firm to rig news polls at the behest of Trump - who is at fault and what is the crime, if any? [duplicate]

Michael Cohen, Trumps former lawyer and personal "fixer", has admitted that he paid an IT firm to create a program to repeatedly vote for Trump in several prominent online polls run by news ...
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Campaign finance laws

Under federal campaign finance law, individual campaign contributions are limited to $2,700 per individual, or $5,400 for a couple, for each election cycle – that includes primary elections and the ...
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Is there any way a president could be voted in by popular vote more than two terms?

If everybody was to vote on their ballot for a United States president who had already served two terms and won the election what would happen?
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What can happen if the US President has violated campaign finance laws?

There has been recent news about President Donald Trump possibly breaking campaign finance laws due to a repayment made to one of his lawyers. NPR: Trump Admits To Authorizing Stormy Daniels Payoff, ...
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Is there a precedent or contingency to re-do an election disrupted by war, natural disaster, epidemic, terrorism or fraud?

I'm wondering about a situation where the election process clearly failed or was disrupted, leaving multiple people claiming to have won, and nobody confident in the result. Is there any plan in place,...
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Could I sue for a popular vote?

I'm wondering if there is solid legal ground for suing the US government for using an electoral college which can have the effect of denying citizens a vote. My argument is that the electoral college ...
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How do staggered terms work when there is no record?

Our Bylaws specify staggered terms, 5.5 Election and Term of Office. At the first (1st) annual meeting of the Association the term of office of two (2) of the Directors shall be fixed for one (1) ...
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Voter registration for UK citizens living abroad

The Electoral Commission website says regarding UK citizens living abroad: Who can register as an overseas voter? If you are a UK citizen living abroad, you can apply to be an overseas voter. ...
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Can you make campaign donations on someone's behalf?

(For US Federal election law only) If someone were to give me a sum of money, and direct me to donate it to congressmen that voted a certain way, would I be able to donate it on their behalf (i.e. in ...
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The Statement of Economic Interest with the Mississippi Ethics Commission is confusing me

I am running for mayor in MS, and so far I think I have answered all question correctly ($10,000 fine for an incorrect answer). But this question is confusing me: List all public bodies, whether ...
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Can presidential electors be challenged for performing “strictly a ceremonial function”?

BACKGROUND Despite the basically accurate title of this question, the full question is a bit complicated so I am going to start with some background and then ask an expanded version of the above ...
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How could the Electoral College and electors be replaced by a popular vote?

Curious here. What are the concrete, finite set of steps that would be required to "do away" with the Electoral College in the United States (all states/provinces/etc.), and to institute an election ...
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What would it take to replace the electoral college system?

It seems electoral college debate comes back every election these days. What would be needed to replace/remove this system? An amendment? ratification? Is it even possible?
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What is the legality surrounding the U.S. electoral college members becoming “faithless electors?”

So with Donald Trump declared the next (45th) President of the United States of America this week, a lot of people are unhappy to say the least. And the discussion of the role and purpose of the ...
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Would free taxi/uber rides for voters be a violation of 18 U.S. Code § 597 - Expenditures to influence voting?

There is a PAC that is offering a discount code offering free uber/lyft/etc rides to transport voters to the polls, in Pennsylvania. Wouldn't this constitute a blatant violation of 18 U.S. Code § 597:...