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Exit 116. People stood by apathetically and did nothing.

It’s that time again here in the USA… the time when everyone is talking about the upcoming Presidential election.  And, as is the case pretty much every year, there are those people out there talking about how they don’t like any of the candidates, but the system is flawed because you have to vote for one of them, and voting for a third party candidate is… 719 more words

DNC Volunteering Day 2: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

Day 2 of my volunteer experience for the Democratic National Convention was far more pleasant and interesting than my first shift out on the lawn of the National Constitution Center.   796 more words

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Democratic Convention Volunteering, Day One

I had my first volunteer shift for Democratic National Convention festivities today, and it was fun, but hardly the flurry of excitement I’d anticipated when I signed up.   492 more words

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A Trump Win And The First-Past-The-Post System

Every election cycle, we learn all over again, the bad news about ‘swing states’ and ‘undecided voters’ and ‘independents.’ There are ‘red states’ and ‘blue states’ and then there are ‘states in play’: those electoral precincts in the nation whose demographics make their electoral outcomes uncertain. 488 more words

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Thoughts on the Electoral College

This will be the first part in a series on the Electoral College. As November is getting closer I thought it might be appropriate to take a look at some popular arguments for getting rid of the electoral college. 1,160 more words

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The Founding Fathers Had Foreseen ‘16

America’s Founding Fathers (FFs) wrote the concepts of representative government and majority rules into the Constitution. Most of these guys had presumed that this majority would consist of predominantly decent, levelheaded voters, who could be entrusted with electing respectable, sane leaders. 576 more words

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