Postmortems of voting woes, disenfranchisement, and how countries around the world elect government officials.
Counting the votes
The political process in the United Kingdom is steeped in tradition, and no part of it is more traditional than the actual process of counting the votes and declaring the result. During a General Election this will happen across the country on election night, with the media anxious to catch each constituency’s declaration and calculate the “swings” that can be used to predict the overall result.
Vote! Before It's Too Late
I have always hated politics. When I became eligible to vote before the 2012 presidential election, I had no intention of voting. In fact, I did not even know who was even running against Barack Obama.
Sanitizing Our Politics: People Over 60 Should Not Vote!
In terms of percentages, senior citizens are more committed to voting than youthful citizens. The main reason for this is because old people feel attached to their neighborhoods and country due to their long (mostly permanent) duration of residence. They are true patriots- we have to give them that! But besides wanting “what is best” for the country and humanity as a whole, most old people are also less educated, mentally unstable, and completely out of touch with the modern and future worlds. Their political views are mostly idiosyncratic and their take on morality is totally offensive to younger, productive generations. We cannot trust people who don’t exactly understand the social context of the modern world to decide “what is best” for us.
Georgia won't let election go
The Georgia legislature will be forced to deal with the after-effects of the 2020 election regardless of who ends up in the Oval Office.
The Selection of the President in the USA. How Electoral College Works?
The candidate winning the majority electoral votes in one state gets all the votes of that state except in Maine and Nebraska.
The Power of Our Vote
I was driving with my wife down Main Street when we heard over the radio that Joseph Biden was Elected at the 46th President of the United States. As I continued to drive, I began to cry. The feeling of anxiety I have been feeling for the past few months was finally lifted. Knowing that the possibility of having a President who will not continually use social media to deliver hate, lies and throw feces against the wall will be gone.
Donald Trump Should Never Run for Office Again
The Fairest Election Ever This year was one of the most highly contested presidential elections of all time. It was also one of the most difficult due to the COVID-19 epidemic which caused states to make drastic changes to their voting processes. Fortunately, this was realized early enough that most states had enough time to make the changes necessary to have a smooth and fair election. This should go down as Donald Trump's greatest achievement as president.
Why The Detroit Vote Was Legit
Detroit is an easy city for conservatives (and everyone else) to hate. It brings together all the negative urban stereotypes and makes them real in one place. Out of control crime plagues the city. The school system has been a slow-motion trainwreck for decades. City corruption is legendary; just seven years ago former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick went to jail for 24 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering.
Lessons on Electoral Fraud from Benford and Brandolini
The election is over, and it’s not clear which group came out of this looking worse — professional pollsters, who overlooked a host of sampling biases, or conservative commentators, many of whom fell for one convoluted fraud-theory after another.
I voted. I have always voted in every election I could since I was 18. In Australia and then in the USA once I became a dual citizen. I could no longer vote in Australia after 3 years of being a non resident,
Michigan in the Middle
Reuters published a fact check entitled, "Fact check: Table shows outdated voter registration numbers for eight key states on voter registration numbers" to their website on 11/05/2020. Supposedly, as they say...
Congratulations For Voting, Now Let The Real Work Begin
In 50 years, historians will likely look back and note the presidential election of 2020 as being one of the most important elections in American history. There is simply so much that hangs in the balance now, from corona virus to systematic racism, from a widening wealth gap to need for immediate fixes for the healthcare system, from correcting environmental deregulation concerns to rebuilding the dominant presence the United States once had on the global stage. With record turnout and millions of Americans voting for the time, it appears that a lot of individuals realized that fact. However, voting once every 4 years (or once in a lifetime) does not fulfill the civic obligations which go hand in hand with the right to vote. With so many people engaging in the electoral system for the first time in their lifetimes, it is an ideal time for a civics lesson and perhaps a collective investment in the bank of civic responsibility.