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8 Fascinating Findings From the 2020 Census
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Who Is Liz Truss, Great Britain's New Prime Minister?
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The Presidential Records Act Is Essential for the National Archives
How Does the U.S. Government Declassify Top Secret Documents?
How Does the U.S. Classify Its Most Sensitive Documents?
Why Data Encryption Remains a Really Complex Issue
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 to 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 holding 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.
The results of the 2020 Census will shift political power in future congressional and presidential elections. Find out if your state won or lost seats and what that means.
Cast your ballot to these questions to find out how much you know about the history of U.S. presidential elections.
Young voters in the U.S. have a historically low turnout, which means the democracy fails to represent the youth generation. But we talked to five college students voting for POTUS this year who are determined to make a change.
The U.S. presidential election is just around the corner and the country is in the throws of a global health crisis. Is voting by mail the way to stay safe this election cycle?
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
American presidents are chosen by the electoral college rather than the popular vote. But a measure to circumvent that is gaining steam. So far, 15 states have signed on, but is it constitutional?
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.
Sometimes elections are just too close to call. That's when voters have to head back to the polls for a runoff.
Guess which president liked to skinny dip and which one liked petroleum jelly rubbed all over his head every morning.
Apparently kids aren't the only ones influenced by stickers; they work on adults, too.
By Dave Roos