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5 Weird Things About Elections in America

Voters and partners and ducks, oh my!

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1. An elected official who has not been reelected is called a “lame duck”

2. The reason Inauguration Day is ten weeks away from Election Day is all George Washington’s fault…and then FDR

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3. Vice President used to be the runner-up to the election, until we decided we didn’t like that

4. Nebraska and Maine are the only two states in the country that don’t subscribe to the “all or nothing” method of electoral votes

Screenshot of the current electoral map by Associated Press as of 2:11pm 8 November 2020
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5. The “sore loser” statute

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M. R. Prichard

I’m not confused, I’m just not paying attention. B.S. in English composition, burgeoning gamer girl, and mental health advocate.