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06

Nov

Why 270 is the magic number (or how the Electoral College works)When a U.S. citizen casts a vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, they’re not actually picking one man or the other. They’re voting for his electors.

Why 270 is the magic number (or how the Electoral College works)
When a U.S. citizen casts a vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, they’re not actually picking one man or the other. They’re voting for his electors.

5 reasons our voting habits are surprisingly irrationalGenes, God, and good feelings are just some of the influences in our voting decisions.t

5 reasons our voting habits are surprisingly irrational
Genes, God, and good feelings are just some of the influences in our voting decisions.t

Why Sandy may affect the outcome of the presidential electionExperts suspect there will be lower turnout in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Why Sandy may affect the outcome of the presidential election
Experts suspect there will be lower turnout in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

05

Nov

12 state ballot measures to watch in 2012U.S. voters will pick more than just politicians on Nov. 6. Dozens of state ballot initiatives are also in play, including some that address environmental issues.

12 state ballot measures to watch in 2012
U.S. voters will pick more than just politicians on Nov. 6. Dozens of state ballot initiatives are also in play, including some that address environmental issues.

01

Oct

Young voters casting their ballots for apathy in 2012 election63 percent of young registered voters say they definitely plan to vote this year, down from 72 percent four years ago.

Young voters casting their ballots for apathy in 2012 election
63 percent of young registered voters say they definitely plan to vote this year, down from 72 percent four years ago.

13

Sep

Facebook ‘poke’ gets out the voteA single Facebook message on a congressional election day in 2010 prompted about a third of a million more Americans to cast their vote, scientists said. The biggest-ever experiment into social networking confirms that peer pressure in cyberspace helps get out the vote in the real world, they said.

Facebook ‘poke’ gets out the vote
A single Facebook message on a congressional election day in 2010 prompted about a third of a million more Americans to cast their vote, scientists said. The biggest-ever experiment into social networking confirms that peer pressure in cyberspace helps get out the vote in the real world, they said.

19

Oct

Our cavemen instincts make us vote for tall presidentsAll over the world and in different cultures, people who are taller are often regarded as making better leaders than those who are shorter, a new study shows.

Our cavemen instincts make us vote for tall presidents
All over the world and in different cultures, people who are taller are often regarded as making better leaders than those who are shorter, a new study shows.

03

Nov

American astronauts vote from space

Ballots are sent from astronauts’ local precincts to NASA mission control which beams the ballots into space.