Primary Elections on the Horizon

In the United States of America, the federal and state government has various times where elections are held to decide who will be voted into office. A primary election is an election that reduces the amount of candidates prior to the general office election. These elections are a way for a political party or political… Read more »

Getting Your Message Out There: How to Persuade Voters

If you think back on all of the debates you have had with people, were there any that you were successful at? In order to persuade people (voters) to take your side in important issues, there is a flexible recipe for success. You’ll need to have a few pre-existing conditions and a couple of the… Read more »

How To Increase Voter Turnout

One thing that is surprisingly very easy to forget when you are planning a poll is the fact that you need as many voters as possible in order to make the election or the ballot successful! It’s easy to get caught up in other logistics – such as where you will hold the event, who… Read more »

Evolution of Voting Machines

As citizens of the United States, it is important for all of us to understand the history of our country’s democracy. Though we all take US History in high school, there is a historical story that most of us probably don’t know.   The history of voting goes far back in time, though the history… Read more »

What Went Wrong? Bush v Gore Election of 2000

Countless jokes were written and vocalized on late night television after the 2000 presidential election results were announced. Many comments dealt with “hanging chads.” So, what exactly went wrong with the Bush versus Gore election of 2000?   In Florida, the ballots needed to be recounted due to unclear results. Ultimately, the recount showed that… Read more »

The Best Four Roosevelt Reads

Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt David McCullough’s biography is a unique and exceptional account of Theodore Roosevelt’s early years. Even if you have read previous accounts of his Presidency and success, Roosevelt’s rise to fame is equally as… Read more »

History of Voting in America

  Voting has evolved in many ways throughout American History. From the very first colonists at Jamestown, to women’s voting rights, the election system has changed quite a bit! The First Vote: One of the very first actions taken by colonists in their New World was to institute leaders by way of elections. After escaping… Read more »

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