September 20, 2017

Inside look at the 2012 Election – Week of Feb 6th

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Welcome to My Election Helper’s new Inside Edition, a weekly special where we examine the latest news on the campaign trail and election front.  As we recall, on January 31st, we had results in Florida where Mitt Romney walked away with a decisive victory. Results for Florida Republican Primary (U.S. Presidential Primary) Jan 31, 2012 (100% of precincts reporting)… [Continue Reading]

Why do Iowa and New Hampshire Get to Go First?

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Two of the best covered events in the race for the presidential nomination are the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary. Even though both are relatively small states, as the first elections of their type in the country, and can have a great deal of impact on the nominating process. The primary reasons that… [Continue Reading]

How does Occupy Wall Street Help/Hurt the President?

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Starting from a small gathering in a privately owned park in Lower Manhattan, the Occupy Wall Street movement spread across the country and the world. Their advocacy of the rights of the bottom “99%” of the population grabbed the public’s attention while the manner of their protest also garnered more negative attention. As President Obama… [Continue Reading]

Could Obama Have a Democratic Challenger?

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Although most of the media’s attention has been focused on the Republican fight for the 2012 presidential nomination, the Democratic Party also needs to choose its nominee. Given the current political landscape, there have been some rumblings about a potential challenger to President Obama. While a challenger within his own party is extremely unlikely, there… [Continue Reading]

Handicapping the Rapidly Shrinking Republican Race

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One of the unique features of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has been the fluidity of the field. As of December 7, six different candidates can claim to have held either front-runner or first-runner up status at one point in the process. Furthermore, we have seen a large number of candidates and… [Continue Reading]

Who Actually Elects the President?

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Your vote does not elect the president. In fact, history is filled with instances where the legitimate winner of the popular vote actually lost to his opponent in a presidential race. Citizens actually vote for electors for their state who, in turn, vote for the president. Our constitution set up a system where each state… [Continue Reading]

The History of the Electoral College

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Contrary to popular belief, the Electoral College has nothing to do with electricity and is not an institution of higher learning. It is, instead, how the United States actually elects its president. The concept of the Electoral College has been a part of the United States electoral system since the ratification of the Constitution. The… [Continue Reading]

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