• Too Far? NAACP Magazine Shows Scalia With Confederate Bandana
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    Too Far? NAACP Magazine Shows Scalia With Confederate Bandana

    the calmer all of the n_ double a_c_p_’s official magazine features justice antonin scalia with the confederate bandana so the question is did they go too far why or why not so let me give you got some of the backstory here real fast why did they make this cover well it was in direct response to a comment that scalia made about the voting rights act he called it they perpetuation of racial entitlement i cringe just when i repeat it so those of you who know the history of the voting rights act know how profoundly ridiculous that comment is the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five…

  • The Confederation says yes to electronic voting
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    The Confederation says yes to electronic voting

    -There will soon be three official voting methods: ballot, postal voting and electronic voting. After almost 15 years of trials, the Confederation wants to introduce a legal basis to ensure the safety of this method. -It will give voters a way of checking whether their vote has actually been counted. The authorities will be able to see whether the system has been tampered with at any stage, thus improving transparency. -Four cantons already offer electronic voting to all citizens, including Geneva and Neuchâtel. Six others, including Fribourg and Vaud, restrict it to Swiss citizens living abroad. In the canton of Jura, it was on the agenda at parliament this morning.…

  • How Does The President Get Elected? US Presidential Elections Explained
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    How Does The President Get Elected? US Presidential Elections Explained

    In America, the Presidential electoral system, the system whereby the President is elected to power, is pretty confusing. In this video, I hope to simplify this system as best as I can, so that you’ll be able to understand it in preparation for the 2016 election. So back when the Constitution was written, the founding fathers tried to make it as easy and democratic as possible for the Presidential to be elected. A couple of amendments later, they had a system which has now being going for 200 years. In the twelfth amendment it says ‘The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and…

  • Gerrymandering: Because America Can Hack Its Own Elections: The Daily Show
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    Gerrymandering: Because America Can Hack Its Own Elections: The Daily Show

    As much as Russia may have worked to influence how Americans voted, America already has a system that invalidates many people’s votes before they’re even cast. REPORTER: Gerrymandering, the drawing and redrawing of local districts to help ensure that a particular party gets a majority of votes and House seats. In both parties, there are congressional districts that are set up by the states to keep the parties in power. The rigged system of redistricting allows politicians to choose their people, rather than vice versa. That’s right. With gerrymandering, the politicians choose their voters. The voters don’t choose them. That’s-that’s weird. It’s back to front. It’s like getting to your…

  • What did democracy really mean in Athens? – Melissa Schwartzberg
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    What did democracy really mean in Athens? – Melissa Schwartzberg

    Hey, congratulations! You’ve just won the lottery, only the prize isn’t cash or a luxury cruise. It’s a position in your country’s national legislature. And you aren’t the only lucky winner. All of your fellow lawmakers were chosen in the same way. This might strike you as a strange way to run a government, let alone a democracy. Elections are the epitome of democracy, right? Well, the ancient Athenians who coined the word had another view. In fact, elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy, with most offices filled by random lottery from a pool of citizen volunteers. Unlike the representative democracies common today, where voters elect leaders…

  • Why Does the United States Use the Electoral College and Not a Popular Vote to Decide the President?
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    Why Does the United States Use the Electoral College and Not a Popular Vote to Decide the President?

    Hello, I’m Daven Hiskey, you’re watching the TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel. In the video today, we’re looking at why the U.S. uses the electoral system, rather than allowing general citizens to vote on the Presidency. On December 13, 2000, Vice President Al Gore conceded the presidential election to Governor Bush. A day earlier, a lengthy and expensive manual vote recount process in Florida was stopped by the United States Supreme Court despite Bush leading by only 537 votes. With Bush winning the state’s 25 electoral votes, it gave him 275 electoral votes and put him over the needed threshold. This election result was highly unusual, not just because of Supreme Court…

  • Phyllis Schlafly: Latinos ‘Don’t Understand’ Bill of Rights
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    Phyllis Schlafly: Latinos ‘Don’t Understand’ Bill of Rights

    phyllis schlafly a well known conservative who has said any number of outrageous things over the last many many years the name that makes many people vomit in their own mel’s a little bit uh… spontaneously right well she decided to make a analysis to do an analysis of why is it that hispanics or is she describes them latinos conservatives this was on uh… she was on the clay and marty show let’s listen to what she had to say i’m sure the brilliant analysis of why aren’t latino voters republicans thank the republican party this is a as subject that we talk about here quite a bit the…

  • LD6 Candidate Debate
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    LD6 Candidate Debate

    – Good evening, and thank you for attending. My name is Debra Exner, and I am the moderator for this evening’s candidate debate. Before we begin, please silence all phones and electronic devices. Additionally, please refrain from interruptions to the debate as it’s being recorded for on demand viewing, and post captioning services. The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is the sponsor for this evening’s event. The Clean Elections Act is a campaign finance reform and public education measure initiated by Arizona citizens, and passed by voters in 1998. The Clean Elections Act was created to allow campaigns to be more issue oriented and less negative. The system provide full funding…