JohnFx
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What challenges remain for online voting?
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Another challenge that hasn't been identified so far is that the system must not make it trivial to sell your vote to a candidate or their supporters directly. Take for instance internet voting, if ...

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Why do Cabinet members need to be confirmed ? (except for the line of succession)
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Because the appointments clause in the Constitution in Artile 2 Section 2 says so... ... [the President] shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ...

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Has The Associated Press ever been wrong when calling a state in a US Presidential Election?
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The Chicago Daily Tribune famously messed it up in 1948 to meet a printing deadline resulting in this famous photo source

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Do any other countries have a similar system as the United States of America's electoral college?
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From HowStuffWorks.com Burma (aka Myanmar): This Asian nation has a complicated system in which three presidential candidates are chosen by the Presidential Electoral College, which consists of ...

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Is there any way I request a copy of any of my phone calls the US government has recorded over the years?
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Yes, you can request that through FOIA. You just need to google the agency name that you think has those records and "FOIA" to find the instructions for submitting such a request. By law ...

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From state's point of view - what makes state's authority over me legal?
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This is somewhat of a circular question given that what is legal is defined by the state. If you do not (hypothetically) accept that you have any obligation to the state, then the legality of anything ...

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Why does the United States have voting districts?
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Another consideration is local issues and elections. If every polling location in a state had to maintain and distribute ballots accurately containing every combination of issues for every locale it ...

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Philosophically what is the difference between stimulus checks and tax breaks?
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From a philosophical perspective there is a big difference. The conservative position favoring lower taxes is more a consequence of their lower level platform that prefers a limited role for ...

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