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Nov 29, 2016

Today's episode of Election College was recorded right in the heart of the nation, Washington D.C.! We're talking about the President's Cabinet and just exactly what they do. Join us as we discuss...

  • the origin of the term 'cabinet',
  • who makes up current and past cabinets,
  • some of the more interesting cabinet assignments,
  • the positions of the "Big 4"
    • Secretary of State
    • Secretary of Treasury
    • Attorney General
    • Secretary of Defense
  • what role the Vice President plays on the cabinet,
  • and much more!

Visit electioncollege.com/145 for complete show notes!

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Nov 24, 2016

Did you know that Pilgrims probably weren't the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving? And they definitely didn't celebrate it in the way we know now. 

In this episode we talk about...

  • the reason the Pilgrims came to America,
  • how multiple groups celebrated a day of Thanksgiving,
  • George Washington's day(s) of Thanksgiving,
  • Sarah Hale, Abe Lincoln and Edward Winslow,
  • and much more!

Visit electioncollege.com/144 for complete show notes!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Nov 22, 2016

If you're like us, you've often wondered how the president gets away with pardoning people during their terms. Are all pardons the same? Does it get erased off of your permanent record after you're pardoned? Can you be pardoned for any crime?

On this episode we talk about...

  • what a pardon is and isn't,
  • the differences between pardons, reprieves, and commutations,
  • the first presidential pardon ever performed,
  • where the president gets permission to pardon people,
  • controversial pardons,
  • a rejected pardon,
  • requirements to be pardoned,
  • and much more!

Check out our detailed show notes at electioncollege.com/143

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Nov 17, 2016

Today we talk about everyone's favorite topic... gerrymandering! Okay, maybe it sounds a bit more like a guy you knew back in high school than a political maneuver - so we're going to tell you how it works.

Gerrymandering is a process where one (or multiple) political party adjusts the boundaries of a congressional district to better suit their party. Sounds illegal, doesn't it?

In this episode we're going to tell you...

  • where gerrymandering got its name,
  • how it can sometimes actually be a good thing,
  • if the Supreme Court has ever issued an opinion on it,
  • and much more!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Nov 15, 2016

Did you know that there are few things in the world that have more of an influence on our government than that census that is conducted every 10 years in the United States? It's true!

In this episode we talk about...

  • a census being in the Constitution,
  • fines for people who don't comply with the census,
  • how census data is used to configure representatives and districts,
  • the 72 year rule, 
  • and much, much more!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Be sure to subscribe to the show!

Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!

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Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible

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Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

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Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. 

Nov 10, 2016

The election of 2016 just happened, and we're already talking about it! History is history after all. In this episode we talk about...

  • unpredictable polls,
  • Bernie Sanders and the independent vote,
  • Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton,
  • and much more!

In a time where everyone has an opinion, we do our best to just give you the facts!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Be sure to subscribe to the show!

Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!

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Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible

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Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

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Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. 

Nov 8, 2016

It's Election Day! In case you didn't know, that's kind of like a birthday, Christmas and every other holiday all rolled into one for a couple of election enthusiasts like ourselves...

In today's episode we discuss...

  • why you should get out and vote,
  • the Electoral College,
  • how people voted in early America and beyond,
  • people getting paid in money and in liquor to vote certain ways,
  • voter fraud and,
  • the history of the secret ballot in America.

Come along for the ride!

Also, don't forget to VOTE!

Links we mention in the show...

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible

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Nov 3, 2016

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This week Jason and Ben riff on some ideas and facts about voter turnout and how it ebbs and flows. We talk about a variety of subjects such as...

  • How Wyoming and California are equal (sort of)
  • Who votes more - women or men?
  • Are votes from young people declining?
  • Does your neighborhood setting determine if you will go vote?
  • Should Election Day be a national holiday?
  • And lots more!

HEY! Election Day is next Tuesday. Get informed and go vote. SERIOUSLY! GO VOTE!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible

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Nov 1, 2016

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October Surprises have had a name since the early 1970s, but they've been around for a lot longer than that! Sometimes they're intentional on the part of the opposing party. Other times, they're just the result of bad luck. Join us as we discuss a few outstanding ones!

  • Van Buren tries to expose election fraud,
  • Garfield can't remember if he wrote a letter about imigrants,
  • FDR loses the black vote and wins it back just as fast,
  • Nixon slides one by,
  • Reagan "lucks out" on the Iran hostage crisis,
  • W gets a DUI,
  • and several others!

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We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription!

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Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon

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Be sure to subscribe to the show!

Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!

Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram

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Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible

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Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

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Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. 

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