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Should We Redraw Our State Lines?

There were a lot of discussions after the last election about whether we should go with the a popular vote system instead of the electoral college. There are pros and cons on both sides, but one way to equal out the vote would be to redraw state lines to make the population of each state equal.

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Attention Winners and Losers — and Their Supporters! [OPINION]

As of this writing, no one knows who won and who lost. But I can tell you we all lose when folks don't take responsibility.

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2012 Election Day: Obama Wins Second Term

UPDATE 11:20: The networks have announced that Barack Obama will be reelected to a second term, after wrapping up the state of Ohio.

The 2012 presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will finally conclude tonight, as voters head to their local polls to choose who gets to sleep in the White House on January 20, 2013. We'll be following all the results very closely, adding the latest news as states close their polls and announce their winners.

Watch this post for updated information—election results, Senate races, ballot measures, battleground-state news—throughout the night:

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The 10 People You’ll Meet on Election Day

After months and months of being bombarded with political buzz, Election Day is finally upon us. It's a little exhausting to deal with Bayonets and amusing autotuning and everything in between, so it's about darn time society gets back to business and resumes normality.

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Claim Your Election Day Freebies

Well, it's finally Election Day here in the old Land of the Free, and what better way to give yourself a pat on the back for getting out there and casting your all-important vote than with some free stuff, right?

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Should You Have to Have a Photo ID to Vote? — Survey of the Day

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.

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A Quick Look Back at the American Economy on Election Day 2008 — Dollars and Sense

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.

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It’s Election Day — Are YOU Voting? [POLL]

It's Election Day in America. Not as impressive as Football Night In America, perhaps, but many times more important. So here's today's question: are you voting today?

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Holiday Survival Tip #1 — AVOID POLITICS!!!!! Or Just Drink

The family is gathered around the Thanksgiving table...the food, crazy uncle Harry, the kids...seems perfect doesn't it?  Like a Norman Rockwell painting.  Then it happens...someone starts talking POLITICS!!!!  AHHHH!!!!!!!!

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If JOY Listeners Were President, They Would….

 

Everyone has an opinion about politics and sometimes it gets overwhelming with the debates, commercials and constant views being thrown at you all of the time. In the midst of this political season, we asked JOY listeners on our facebook page to finish the statement "If I were president...." Some of the answers are hilarious and far fetched but I'm sure we all wish they were true.

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Does America Need a Third Major Political Party? — Survey of the Day

Not since the days of Ross Perot has a third party candidate received enough support to be included in the presidential debates. But does America suffer from its lack of a third major political party?

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Do You Get Political News from Social Media? — Survey of the Day

Given the proliferation of social media over the last four years, 2012 should be the social media election.

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