Tag: Elections

Is it legal to show my completed ballot?

You may have heard that the son of the Republican presidential candidate, Eric Trump, posted a picture of his prepared ballot on Twitter.  While this may not sound like a very big deal, he has, in fact, committed a misdemeanor by disclosing his prepared ballot. Why you may ask? Well in the state of New York, it is considered a misdemeanor to show anyone your prepared ballot, which is where he cast his vote for his father, Donald Trump.  In comes as no surprise that he removed the post later,...

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This Day In History- The Voting Rights Act of 1965

On August 6th 1965, President Linden B. Johnson put his pen to one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation: the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Act was to combat the discriminatory practices of the south against African Americans and other minorities- especially the practice of creating laws to prevent them from voting. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 strengthened the 14th and 15th Amendments: that the government shall not infringe on the rights of the people by depriving them...

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