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The midterms had record voter turnout. Should Snapchat get credit?

My partner's arms are longer than mine, so, on election day this year, I made him take the #IVoted selfie.  Now, I'm not one for selfies, usually. But I decided to share my act of civic participation on social media earlier this month for two
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President Trump just told an elaborate lie about voter fraud and it involves cereal

President Trump, who has already displayed a knack for not understanding how normal people buy groceries, is back on his bullshit again about voter fraud. SEE ALSO: Russian hackers apparently left the midterms alone In a week where he's repeatedly
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Youth voter turnout spiked during the midterms. Now what?

When making sense of the youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections, there's good news, bad news, and some more good news.  Early estimates show young people voted at historic rates. About 31 percent of people aged 18 to 29 voted in the
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Why America is using glitchy electronic voting machines

It's been 18 years and several thousand lifetimes since the contested Bush-Gore presidential elections of 2000. Yet "hanging chads" are still haunting us — but not in the way you might think. Since states began introducing electronic voting
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Demi Lovato returns to social media with a photo from the polls

Demi Lovato is back on Instagram, and she has a message.  The singer was hospitalized in July for a drug overdose, and has been taking a break from social media ever since. But she made a triumphant return on Tuesday with a stunning photo of
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Your voting selfie really does make a difference. Here's how.

Everyone loves to dump on selfies. Either they're "too narcissistic" or have caused "hundreds of fatal injuries all around the world." But not all selfies are built alike. Think of the humble "I voted" selfie, popping up on everyone's social media
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This illustrator's making hand-drawn 'I Voted' stickers for people on Twitter

The midterm elections are upon us, and while getting pizza while waiting in line to vote is a great motivator, nothing beats snapping post-ballot selfies with an "I voted" sticker. But at many polling locations around the country, stickers might be
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77-year-old Beto O'Rourke supporter tears up after seeing him at the polls

What's more exciting than voting in the midterm elections? Seeing a candidate you're there to vote for while you're at the polls. Pamela Aguirre, a 77-year-old Texas resident who voted in El Paso on Tuesday, got to experience this thrill first-hand
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Students are ditching class and marching to the polls

High school and college students across the country are walking out of class on Election Day at 10 a.m. local time. Once again, the youth are proving the critics wrong and demonstrating they know how to organize. The Future Coalition, a community
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On election day, even astronauts in space get to cast their vote

For most U.S. voters, living or working far from home isn't a barrier to voting on election day. That's what absentee ballots are for. But what if you work someplace really far away, like say... outer space? American astronauts get to vote just like

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