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U.S. election

General elections held every four years to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. These are indirect elections in that ordinary voters cast ballots for a slate of electors of the U.S. Electoral College, who in turn directly elect the President and Vice President.

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U.S. election

Dixville Notch

Government; U.S. election

Dixville Notch is a small hamlet in the U.S. state of New Hampshire that distinguishes itself during each primary and general election by casting the first votes in the country. The village has ...


Government; U.S. election

A political term introduced by U.S. President Barack Obama during his 2012 presidential campaign to characterise his Republican opponent Mitt Romney for changing his positions and trying to pivot to ...


Government; U.S. election

A term used by U.S. Republican candidate Mitt Romney to describe his 2012 presidential campaign as he kicked off the final weekend of campaigning across the country. A movement is usually a series of ...

Presidential debate

Government; U.S. election

Originally started in 1948, presidential debates have become an important tradition in the U.S. general elections. It's one of the most important opportunities for candidates to compete fact-to-face ...

47 percent

Government; U.S. election

An infamous term used by the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to describe the percentage of voters who relied too much on the government for their lives and that they would vote for ...

Constitution of the United States

Government; U.S. election

The fundamental law of the US federal system of government. The constitution defines the principal organs of government, their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. It is upheld as the ...


Government; U.S. election

The procedure to place a time limit on consideration of a bill in the US Senate. Under a cloture motion, the Senate can limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours. To be carried ...

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