Four years ago, during the last presidential campaign, the American economy was collapsing faster than it had since the Great Depression. Now, with the 2012 election upon us, most analysts agree that the economy is in a period of slow recovery—a bit too slow, according to just about everyone.
Why do we call voting a “civic duty?” I like voting, or maybe obsess or love it. I think it’s an exciting event. After all of the drama of the primaries, advertising, debates, mailers, robo-calls, etc. it’s go time!
Some of you don't feel any passion for either the Republican or Democratic presidential nominee so you don't see a reason to vote. Still, you should vote on whatever you feel would be the lesser of the evils. But wait, there's more!....
As of now, 17 states have laws requiring voters to present photo ID before voting. Some have suggested these regulations may act to disenfranchise poor and minority voters, who could be less likely to have such identification. Last month a judge in Pennsylvania blocked the state from enforcing its voter ID laws in the 2012 election.
Two tiny towns in northern New Hampshire kicked off the 2012 election by casting the first votes early today. President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each won 5 votes in Dixville Notch and in Hart's Location, Obama had 23 votes, Romney won 9. The towns have enjoyed first-vote status since 1948.
The Maine Secretary of State’s office has released the results from student mock elections throughout the state. The results include more than 185 schools but not the 60 others that hadn’t submitted their results to the Secretary of State’s office by the late Monday deadline.
People love to complain about government. You do. I do. We all do. Yet when we get the chance to help mold the government, a large percentage don't even vote! I hate to be blunt and seem rude but, if you're eligible and able and don't vote, then shut up about the establishment!
Election day is tomorrow. I pose a few of questions. Do celebrity endorsements influence your vote? I ask the other way as well, does a celebrity supporting a candidate or issue change how you feel about the celebrity and or artist? Lastly, do you think celebrities should just stick to entertaining?
Lady Gaga is the patron saint of marriage equality and the Mother Monster filmed a short, but poignant video. She's encouraging people and little monsters who live in four specific states to make sure that they check off the ballot for marriage equality, if they so believe in the concept, when they cast their votes during the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Pop-country darling Taylor Swift is so busy, you might not think she'd have much time to keep up with current events like the upcoming presidential election. But the 'Red' hitmaker says she intends to vote -- though she insists she doesn't want her opinions to influence those who look up to her.
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