Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day...VOTE!

Election Day! After today, one of these men will be the next President of the United States of America.

If you are 18 and have registered to vote, I urge you to do so! Here's some facts about elections and politics (thanks to Carol) "For a bunch of guys who were ticked off abuot representation, they didn't give much thought to this voting stuff!" Did you know that: -The original constitution (1787) didn't address voting by citizens at all. It was left to the individual states. -Some amendments were needed to prevent voter discrimination, such as: Race (1870) 15th Amendment Gender (1920) 19th Amendment Paying a Tax (1964) 24th Amendment Age of at least 18 to vote (1971) 26th Amendment ...And believe it or not, people living in Washington D.C. didn't get the right to vote in national elections until 1961.

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