Voting: Your Superpower

The United States 2020   presidential elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn will vote on December 14, 2020, to either elect a new president and vice president or reelect the incumbents Donald Trump and Mike Pence respectively.

As most of us might be aware that there are only 15 days until Election Day, November 2. 15 days until we will be voting in what I and many other people consider the most significant election in our lifetimes. Unlike most elections, this year voters will have a clear choice.

Who will be elected

Voters will be deciding the future of America for some time to come. On one side are capitalism, free enterprise, law and order, self-determination, and a personally unpopular president whom about half the country dislikes intensely but who has demonstrated that he gets things done.

On the other side are socialism, crime, chaos, a government that heavily controls how we live, and a “nice guy” of questionable mental capacity.

Central Issues

Central issues of the election include the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has left over 220,000 Americans dead; protests in reaction to the killing of George Floyd and other black Americans; the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, and future of the Affordable Care Act, with Biden arguing for protecting and expanding the scope of the legislation, and Trump pushing for repealing or narrowing many of its provisions.

Background

From 1980 to 2012, the share of reported voters who were non-Hispanic white decreased from one presidential election cycle. by 2012, this number decreased to 73.7 percent.in 2016, for only the second time in this series, the percentage of voters who were non-Hispanic white was not statistically different from the previous presidential election, meaning that the consistently observed year-to-year decrease did not occur in this most recent cycle. In comparison to 2012, younger non-Hispanic whites between the ages of 18 to 29 and between the ages of 30 to 44 reported higher turnout in 2016, while voting rates for the two oldest groups of non-Hispanic whites were not different.

For non-Hispanic blacks, turnout rates decreased in 2016 for every age group. For other race non-Hispanics and Hispanics of any race, voting rates between 2012 and 2016 were not statistically different for any age groups.

Facebook Playing His Part in Voting

In June Facebook announced that it will be conducting the largest voting information campaign in American history, With the goal of helping 4 million voters register this year using Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.

Today, as part of that campaign, Facebook is launching their Voting Information Center on Facebook and Instagram, which will serve as a one-stop-shop to give people in the US the tools and information they need to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

The goal of the Voting Information Center, together with their registration efforts, is simple: to help every eligible voter in the US who uses their platform to vote this year.

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