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Rob Quist, Jon Fishman Continue Tradition of Musician Politicians

There’s this stereotype that a law degree is a bit of a pre-requisite for serving in public office. But that certainly isn’t a requirement. Rand Paul was an optometrist before running for office. Rush Holt Jr. was a rocket scientist. Our current president even was a reality TV personality before his decision to serve the…

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Not Just Trump’s Kids: New York’s Voter Suppression

If you follow political news you probably saw a story earlier today about how two of Donald Trump’s adult children didn’t register in time to vote for their dad in the New York primaries. At first it’s kind of funny. It’s easy to mock a candidate (or their family) for these minor mistakes. I’m guilty…

The Youth Vote Beyond Bernie

I am not particularly good at watching television shows. I loved watching shows like Breaking Bad, and Entourage and even 24, but I never started those series from the beginning. Once the shows got super popular I jumped on the bandwagon and was entirely reliant on my friends to explain to me what was going…

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Why Isn’t Bernie Sanders on the D.C. Ballot?

So far, the 2016 election cycle has been awash with the type of drama more reminiscent of a middle school student government campaign than a national presidential election.  Candidates have vacillated between name calling, accusations of corruption, and the silent treatment, all the while claiming that the other person started it.  So, in the midst…

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Are Candidate Spouses Off Limits?

In the last week we’ve seen Bernie Sanders win 5 of 6 states, Trump with his worst single state performance of the campaign, and some long lines to vote in Arizona. Those victories helped Sanders shave 38 delegates off of Hillary Clinton’s lead and the Vermont Senator currently trails Clinton by 268 pledged delegates. Trump…

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Arizona’s Polling Places Could Use Spring Training

This Tuesday (technically Wednesday morning) in Arizona, Aracely Calderon did not get to cast her ballot until 12:12 am. At first that sounds cool, like the Grand Canyon state instituted a voting version of midnight disco bowling. But that wasn’t the case. Ms. Calderon got in line before the polls closed at 7pm and had…

Maybe it Takes Chaos for People to Care

This presidential election is crazy. American politics is supposed to be a civil and moderate affair. Name calling, socialists, nationalists, street fights and silencing of opponents was stuff that happened in Europe, but not on this side of the Atlantic. I don’t know if we are ever going to get our old system back. Yes,…

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Our Presidential Primary System Sucks

The HeadCount blog is an open forum where all opinions are welcome. The subsequent commentary reflects only the views of the author and not of the HeadCount organization. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog, with any viewpoint, may do so by emailing editor@HeadCount.org. We’re now seriously into the 2016 primaries and here’s the…

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HeadCount Rockin Road Trip to NH

As the leading non-profit organization that registers voters at concerts, HeadCount wanted to know what young people in New Hampshire really thought about the candidates as the primary approached. So we road tripped to the Granite State, to capture the energy of the primaries and interview young people volunteering for campaigns, attending rallies, or just…

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The Road to 2016: Music Video Edition

Bernie Sanders dropped a music video/campaign ad to Simon and Garfunkel’s “America” and people love it. Personally I think Paul Simon’s video for “You Can Call Me Al” featuring Chevy Chase is more entertaining. Yes, it’s nice to see a political ad with uplifting music, no negativity, and shots of Americans working and living together….

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