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Background materials for the election and election process in the United States of America:

 • Campaign Finance Reform and the 2004 Election  (McCain-Feingold)
 • Democratic National Convention 
 • The Electoral College
 • FAQs on U.S. Elections and Political Conventions 
 • Federal Election Commission Regulates Presidential Campaigns
 • Financing Campaigns
 • Glossary of U.S. Election Terms
 • Presidential Nominations
 • Republican National Convention
 • The Role of Political Parties
 • USA Elections in Brief or e-Book (PDF, 3.8Mb)
 • What Happens After Elections?

 • 2012 Presidential Elections

2014 U.S. Midterm Elections

Stars and stripes projected against wall of US Embassy chancery

For the 2012 party the U.S. Embassy exterier features the stars and stripes projected onto the facade (Embassy photo)

05 November 2014 Democrats Take Brunt of Voter Wrath in Midterm Elections  In the U.S. midterm elections this November 4, 2014, Republican candidates exceeded the predictions of pundits — and possibly their own expectations — as voters frustrated with the stalemate in Washington during the past two years punished President Obama and the Democrats.

04 November 2014 Election Day Landscape – Forces at Play and Possible Outcomes  Foreign Press Center Briefing with Allan Lichtman, Professor of History At American University

04 November 2014  Midterm Elections: The New Congress and the Obama Administration  Foreign Press Center Briefing with John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center.

31 October 2014 Election Day: Democracy in Action

29 October 2014  Midterm Elections: Analysis and Outcomes  John McLaughlin, CEP, McLaughlin & Associates briefs at the New York Foreign Press Center on the "2014 Midterm Elections: Analysis and Outcomes".

22 October 2014 Midterm Elections: Targeting, Insights, and Analytics in the Campaign Air War.  Foreign Press Center Briefing with Kenneth M. Goldstein, Professor of Politics at the University Of San Francisco

21 October 2014 U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections   Midterm elections, so named because they occur in even-numbered years at the halfway point of a presidential term, determine which political party will control the two chambers of the U.S. Congress for the upcoming two years.

01 October 2014 2014 Midterm Elections  Up for election will be all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and one third of the Senate. Also 36 state governors are up for election, most states elect their governors in the middle of presidential terms, rather than at the same time as the president.

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