Coronavirus changes election logistics … not democracy

Coronavirus changes election logistics … not democracy Despite the new coronavirus, the United States will hold its national election this year. Experts say the process may be a bit challenging, but the presidential and congressional elections (along with some state and local votes) will take place on November 3. The U.S. Constitution dictates that the …

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The United States Presidents

Which President served as a lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American war? Who was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War? Who introduced Social Security? If you’re looking to learn more about the past Presidents who have led our country, you’re in the right place. Take a look at our full set of biographies. Learn …

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The Voting Rights Act at 55

When the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965, a new era began in the United States. With a stroke of his pen, Johnson struck down discriminatory voting practices that had been adopted — primarily in Southern states — to disenfranchise African Americans. Those practices, many dating …

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Understanding America’s Electoral College

Understanding America’s Electoral College When U.S. citizens cast their presidential election ballots, they’ll be voting for someone like Hagner Mister or Rex Teter. You probably have not heard of Mister or Teter. In fact, most voters who chose them in 2016 did not know who they were. During the last presidential election, Mister and Teter …

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