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That gives the lone Democrat, New Orleans lawyer Derrick Edwards, an advantage with roughly 30 percent of the electorate favoring a member of his party.
In Brazil, where the populist Workers’ Party held sway for 13 years until 2016, a scandal-fatigued electorate is flirting with a former army captain nostalgic for military rule.
Breaking ranks to make a play for a broader swath of the electorate is definitely high-risk.
In the event, about half the total U.S. electorate somehow voted for the man who in Warsaw gave a speech that his opponent, Hillary Clinton—or any current Democrat—would never give.
And this reality is increasingly becoming apparent to a broader section of the electorate.
No-party affiliation is the fastest growing segment of the electorate and is particularly popular with young people, with more than one out of every four Florida voters falling into that category.
The separatist side overwhelmingly prevailed in the Oct. 1 referendum, but less than half the electorate voted after the central government urged people to shun the balloting.
Donald Trump, whose policies and principles have played on white supremacy to capture the imagination of at least one third of the electorate, is stirring up the feelings of his base.
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