Need identification to vote? In the U.S. it depends where you are

On November 8, when Americans cast their votes for offices from city council member to president of the United States, some will have to show a form of identification while others won’t. That’s because in the U.S. elections are conducted locally. Each state (and, when the state authorizes, each locality) conducts its own elections. That means there ...
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The rise of the independent voter

The United States has two major political parties: Democratic and Republican. Ask an American voter which one she or he sides with, and the most likely answer is: “neither.” Recent polls  say at least 4 in 10 Americans identify as politically independent, even if they tend to “lean” Republican or Democratic on the issues. Only 3 in ...
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