Straight-Ticket Voting Hit 100 Percent in 2016


The 2016 election saw the largest wave of straight-ticket results for president and the U.S. Senate since the 17th Amendment established the popular election of senators in 1913 — another indication of the intense political polarization in the United States, according to Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball. All 33 states with Senate elections decided this year backed the same party for president and Senate.

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