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The Elections channel includes information on topics related to elections, voting or running for political office. Learn more about presidential debates, the electoral college or the voting system.

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How Lobbying Works

Lobbying has a long and storied history in American politics, but does it also deserve the bad rap it's taken for so long?


How Ranked-choice Voting Works

 How Ranked-choice Voting Works

Supporters of ranked-choice voting say it would elect more centrist candidates, but critics worry about the downsides. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Bizarre Moments in Presidential Elections

 10 Bizarre Moments in Presidential Elections

Historically, presidential elections have been fraught with strange twists. Learn about 10 bizarre moments in presidential elections at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Ways the U.S. Has Kept Citizens From Voting

 10 Ways the U.S. Has Kept Citizens From Voting

From Poll taxes and literacy tests to ID laws, the U.S. has long-restricted citizens' right to vote. Learn some voting barriers at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College?

 Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College?

Why does the U.S. have an electoral college? Find out how the Electoral College system works and why the U.S. uses it. See more »

How Independent Voters Work

 How Independent Voters Work

Independent voters do not align with one of the two major political parties in the U.S. Learn about independent voters and their politics. See more »

Top 10 American Political Dynasties

 Top 10 American Political Dynasties

American political dynasties include the Rockefellers and the Bushes. What are 10 of the most successful political dynasties? See more »

American Politics in Souvenirs and Slogans

 American Politics in Souvenirs and Slogans

Election memorabilia are now cultural artifacts. See pictures of election memorabilia from years past. See more »

How the Cabinet Works

 How the Cabinet Works

What is the Cabinet, and how do its members assist the president? Learn about the people involved in the U.S. government's Cabinet. See more »

10 Pioneering Female Politicians

 10 Pioneering Female Politicians

Which female politicians have trail-blazed a path to close the gender gap? Learn about 10 pioneering female politicians. See more »

5 Historic Presidential Campaign Collapses

 5 Historic Presidential Campaign Collapses

Discover 5 Historic Presidential Campaign Collapses. Keep reading to learn about politics and explore Historic Presidential Campaign Collapses. See more »