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The midterm election is just days away. If you haven't already voted, you need to head to the polls prepared so you know your vote will be counted on Election Day.
That's about one House member for every 761,169 people, which is far less representative than when the nation was founded. How can that be changed?
Kansas, Missouri and Florida are among several states that have passed laws that voter registration groups say put volunteers at risk and make registering to vote more difficult.
In the U.S., the bar for running for president is deliberately set low – only age and citizenship rules are written into the Constitution. Still, are there any laws that would bar a felon from running for the highest office in the land?
By Dave Roos
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could give state legislators almost complete control over federal elections, which some experts fear could establish one-party rule and endanger democracy.
Cast your ballot to these questions to find out how much you know about the history of U.S. presidential elections.
The date the U.S. president must vacate office is written into the Constitution, election or not. Filling the seat without an election, though, is extremely complicated.
By John Donovan
A majority of Americans feel that neither of the two main parties is doing a great job, but they can't agree on what a third party would look like. And that candidate faces enormous hurdles to make the debating stage.
By Dave Roos
A handful of other countries have electoral colleges, but they're very different in function and purpose from the one that decides U.S. presidential elections.
A handful of write-in candidates have been elected to both the U.S. House and Senate, but it's a difficult way to win office.
Guess which president liked to skinny dip and which one liked petroleum jelly rubbed all over his head every morning.