States like to have a big prize to dangle before candidates during the nominating season, as is the case with the Florida primary. But the Republican Party has been pushing for a more proportional system for allocating convention delegates.
In Florida, only preregistered Republican Party members can vote in the GOP presidential primary. That’s different from South Carolina and New Hampshire. Here's a look at the various types of elections.
American voters are so tired of two-party stalemates that it's only a matter of time before an independent wins the White House. But 'winner-take-all' electoral rules limit candidates. Needed election reforms will give voters fairer representation in Congress and the White House.
The death of Sen. Robert Byrd opens up room for the sixth Senate appointee since January 2009. Some states are considering whether a special election is a better option for selecting a senator.