Karnik’s Corner

Parakram Karnik
Politics, law, and current events from around the world. Also some thoughts that come to mind.
Created 23 Jun 2021
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  • German Election Briefing
    26 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    The Bundestag building in Berlin. Photo credit: ParlEU Today, in a historic event, voters across Germany are heading to the ballot box to elect a new Bundestag, or parliament, replacing the one electe...
  • Canadian Election Briefing
    19 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 7 1
    A cartogram of what the Canadian election results may look like Tomorrow, voters across Canada will go to the polls to elect all 338 members of their parliament, less than two years after the last ele...
  • California Gubernatorial Recall Briefing
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 4 4
    My final prediction of what the result could look like Tomorrow, voters in the world’s 5th largest economy will head to the polls to determine whether they want to recall or retain their current Gover...
  • Alaska
    25 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Flag of Alaska Dear Reader, I currently run #weeklystateprofile on Twitter (please follow me at @ParakramKarnik), where I take a quick dive into the political climate of each state in the country. Thi...
  • Alabama
    01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 5 1
    Dear Reader, I recently started #weeklystateprofile on Twitter (please follow me at @ParakramKarnik), where I take a quick dive into the political climate of each state in the country. The first state...
  • Is Gavin Newsom in Trouble?
    28 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is the current governor of the state of California. See this in Sabato's Crystal Ball A recent poll by Emerson College in collaboration with Nexstar Media shows that Gov. Gav...
  • Update from the Arizona Senate Race
    25 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Incumbent Senator Mark Kelly (Democratic) is up for re-election in 2022. There has been a busy start to the Republican side of the race, with 5 candidates officially declaring their interest in the GO...
  • Trouble in Alaska
    14 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Subscribe now Dear Reader, This piece is part of a greater “Notes on the State of Politics” issued by Sabato’s Crystal Ball. To see that piece, click below See this in the Crystal Ball Over the weeken...
  • Ep. 1: Dispatch from Alaska
    09 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Welcome to The Point: my new podcast which gives some bullet points on news items you may have missed. Today’s episode centers on a recent poll regarding Senator Lisa Murkowski (Republic...
  • Mark Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
    09 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 4 1
    Mark Brnovich, depicted at the left, took on the Democratic National Committee and won. On Thursday, 1 July, the Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited decision in Brnovich v. DNC. The dispute revol...
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