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Elections

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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Why do people vote?

The probability of a single vote actually making a difference in a presidential election is one in 60 million. With those kinds of odds, what keeps people going out to the polls?


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 »

This Is How You Recount 3 Million Votes

What's involved in an election recount? HowStuffWorks Now looks at the recounting ballots in Wisconsin. See more »

How 'I Voted!' Stickers Increase U.S. Voter Turnout

HowStuffWorks Now looks at how voting stickers can influence voting patterns. See more »

Conspiracy Theories About, Around and From Donald Trump

What are Donald Trump conspiracy theories? Learn more about Trump conspiracies in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

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 »

Before Brexit, Have Other Countries Left the EU?

What countries have left the European Union? In the wake of the Brexit referendum, learn about leaving the EU in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

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 »

Online Voting: It Could Be Easier, But Is It Better?

If we can do so many different things online, why can't we vote. HowStuffWorks Now explores online voting. See more »

Could Search Rankings Rig the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election?

Some academics claim Google search rankings could sway an election. Learn more about the recent study in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

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 »