Primary elections help us decide which presidential candidates will compete in the general election, but the processes vary by state.
The process doesn't have to be tedious or time-consuming.
Ancient Rome had four emperors in one year, while France had three kings in six months.
From drunk vice presidents to poisoned pigeons, anything can happen on Inauguration Day—and often does.
No election cycle would be complete without a debate over whether or not the Electoral College should be abolished.
Every four years, people talk about the oddness of the Electoral College, often leading to questions of whether it can change or reverse the results of an election.
Robert Redford contacted Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in October 1972, when the Watergate story was still unfolding, to express his personal interest in it.
The people of Piqua had a decision to make: let Roxie the miniature pig stay in town, or not. They voted her out.
The difference isn't just about a candidate's gender, either.
More than a hundred years before Hillary Clinton, Victoria Claflin Woodhull ran as a third party candidate in the 1872 election. Her groundbreaking, albeit failed, campaign wasn't the only time she made headlines: though history has largely forgotten her,
In the majority of the United States, one candidate gets all of a state’s electoral votes. Two states, however, don’t have to go the all-or-nothing route: Nebraska and Maine, thanks to the Congressional District Method.
The festival started sometime in the late 1700s (it's unclear exactly when) for citizens to gather to learn the outcome of state and national elections. Now it's just an opportunity to hold a festival in the city of Georgetown, complete with a carriage pa