The United States Constitution provides for an indirect election of the President. That is, you didn't vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney last week; you voted for electors pledged to vote for one or the other.
Q: Can you name the number of Senators we have? Student: 50 His friend: No, no. There’s two for each *country* Q: Who is Harry Reid? Student: I’m sure if I asked Siri she would know
It's over at last, Now we know. Or do we? The voting may have ended, but the counting continues.
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Presidential elections decide only who wins the White House and a congressional majority. They don't by themselves solve the nation's problems. George W. Bush had a majority Republican Congress and did little with it.
As we have discussed before, someone - and I tried to find the source of the quote, but couldn't - said that "four years ago Barack Obama was on a crusade; this year he's in a campaign."
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: It's your civic duty to vote. Between now and Election Day – unless you're planning an extended session in a sensory-deprivation tank – you'll no doubt hear it again. And again.