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An Indian shopkeeper displays a model of an Electronic Voting Machine, used to educate voters about the machine, different political symbols, masks of leaders, and other materials, to political activists at his shop in Kolkata on April 2, 2014.

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An Indian shopkeeper displays a model of an Electronic Voting Machine, used to educate voters about the machine, different political symbols, masks of leaders, and other materials, to political activists at his shop in Kolkata on April 2, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 815 Million

There are about 815 million registered voters in India, the world’s largest democracy, which is holding the world’s biggest election. The parliamentary election in the nation of 1.2 billion people is so large that it’s taking place over a five-week...

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Afghan election commission workers unload ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission in Kandahar on April 7, 2014.

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Afghan election commission workers unload ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission in Kandahar on April 7, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7 Million

More than 7 million voters in Afghanistan cast ballots in the April 5 presidential election, according to the nation’s Independent Election Commission. Eight candidates sought to succeed Hamid Karzai, raising the likelihood of a runoff election. “As many as 12...

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

Coburn’s Senate Seat: What’s Next

A special election to replace Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, who’s resigning at the end of the current 113th Congress, will be held this year to coincide with regularly scheduled elections. That means a candidate qualifying period from April 9-11,...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attends a senior citizens picnic at the Bella Vista Senior Apartments in Union City, NJ.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attends a senior citizens picnic at the Bella Vista Senior Apartments in Union City, NJ.

Independent Spending Shatters N.J. Records: $21 Million

Independent expenditure groups have shattered spending records in New Jersey’s gubernatorial and legislative races by 50 percent, according to the latest tally from the state’s Election Law Enforcement Commission. Republican Chris Christie, a popular incumbent poised to become the first...

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Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker greets supporters after winning the Democratic primary election for the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, on Aug. 13, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

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Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker greets supporters after winning the Democratic primary election for the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, on Aug. 13, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.4%

That’s the average percentage-point margin of victory for Democratic Senate candidates in New Jersey during a 13-win streak dating to 1976. Democrats probably will extend that streak to 14 in a special election on Oct. 16. Democrat Cory Booker, the...

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 15, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland

Republicans Post-Romney = Democrats Post-Dukakis: Brookings

“Is the GOP DOA?” they were asking over at Brookings today. The forum on the future of the Republican Party staged at the Washington-based research institute opened with a comparison of the state the Republican Party finds itself in today,...

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Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win in Matteson, Ill., for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District seat, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr.

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Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win in Matteson, Ill., for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District seat, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 77

That’s how many women presently serve in the U.S. House. The 77 women — 58 Democrats and 19 Republicans — account for 18 percent of the 432 members currently serving in the 435-seat chamber, which has three vacancies. The number...

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