It is conducted after Election Day and relies on survey respondent self-reports of voting and voter registration.
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However, because it relies on post-election self-reporting by survey respondents in some 55, households, these weighted CPS estimates of turnout never match up precisely with the actual number of votes tallied in the 50 states. According to the CPS, an estimated This is the first time since the Census Bureau began taking a post-election survey in that its estimate is smaller than the number of votes tallied by the states. Prior to , the gap had always run in the opposite direction, with variances ranging between a low of 2. Since the presidential election, the gap has narrowed steadily, and in , the lines crossed for the first time.
Election experts and scholars who have examined this gap over the years have theorized that it stems, at least in part, from a tendency of some Census Bureau survey respondents to report that they had voted even if they had not Bernstein, Chadha and Montjoy, Another possible explanation is that in every election, some small portion of ballots are improperly cast and do not become a part of the official count—but the voters who cast such ballots report to the Census Bureau that they had voted.
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This group includes Native Americans and mixed-race voters. Police has said the attack took place in village Girbar after he halted at a polling station along with dozens of supporters. Voting was in progress there. The two-phased Chhattisgarh elections have ended on a peaceful note as voters queued up outside polling booths in the insurgency-hit state.http://pierreducalvet.ca/137858.php
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Congress Lok Sabha member and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi and his wife Renu Jogi seem to be on a comfortable wicket in the Marwahi and Kota Assembly constituencies in Bilaspur district that go to the polls on November Accusing the BJP of having a "hidden agenda", Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the party was fully prepared to face the polls in six states. Three security personnel, including two police officer, were seriously injured in a landmine blast in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Friday. Amidst stray incidents of Naxal violence, around 53 per cent voters exercised their franchise in 39 constituencies of 10 districts that went to polls in Chhattisgarh's first phase of elections on Friday.
Despite Maoist threats to disrupt the elections, the state will go to the polls on Friday to elect 39 of the 90 legislators in the first of the two-phase elections. Campaigning for Chhattisgarh's 39 seats, which are scheduled to go to polls on November 14, ended at 5 p. The state has a total of 90 seats and polling for the remaining 51 seats is to be held on November Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party BJP , locked in a straight electoral battle with the Congress, has made Congress leader Margaret Alva's outburst against her party a part of its election advertisement campaign.
Accept it or not, caste is a crucial key to winning the elections.