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September 1, 2020
Real Reasons Why Voting and Accurate Vote Counting Is Important

Accurate vote counting is just as important as voting in our opinion. With the Presidential election  just weeks away, it seems like a good time to remind everyone how important the vote actually is: Elections are how “we the people” actually have a say in how our government works and how the government decides what […]

August 24, 2020
What in the World is a Poll Tape?

In the world of elections in the United States, the majority of polling places actually count the votes that were cast right there at the end of Election Day. Whether touch screen voting & counting machines are used, or there are paper ballots that are run through a scanner/tabulator, the preliminary vote totals are recorded […]

August 12, 2020
What is the Electoral College?

The founding fathers - yes, they were all men - created what we call the Electoral College with Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution. It was a compromise between those who wanted a democratic election of the President and Vice President, that is voting by the people, and those who thought […]

August 12, 2020
What Determines the Swing States?

A swing state, sometimes called a battleground state, is one where both parties are considered likely to have a chance to carry that state in the Presidential election. One way to understand the swing states is to see that they are the states that are most competitive because the vote there is likely to be […]

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