GO VOTE

6 Nov

Go Vote!

If you are in Bernalillo County here is a link to the different voting locations

http://www.bernco.gov/vcc

If you live in Sandoval County here is a link to the different voting locations

http://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/images/bureauelection/location.html

If you live in the US here is a link that will tell you where to go to vote

http://www.vote411.org/enter-your-address

Now here are some fun facts about voting, elections and president!

Why Election Day is the Day It Is:

  • November was selected because the harvest work was done.
  • Tuesday was selected because many people had to travel the day before to reach the polling place. Since most people did not travel on Sunday for religious reasons, they did not want it to be on a Monday.
  • They did not want Election Day to fall on November 1st because it is All Saints Day.
  • They did not want Election Day to fall on the first of the month because many shop keepers did their books for the preceding month on the first.
  • Election Day is the Tuesday on or after November 2nd.

How Important is One Vote?

1645: ONE VOTE gave Oliver Cromwell control over England.

1776: ONE VOTE Gave America the English language instead of German.

1845: ONE VOTE brought Texas into the Union.

1849: ONE VOTE caused Charles I of England to be executed.

1866: ONE VOTE saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.

1875: ONE VOTE changed France from a monarchy to a Republic.

1876: ONE VOTE gave Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency of the U.S.

1923: ONE VOTE gave Adolf Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party.

1941: ONE VOTE saved Selective Service just weeks before Pearl Harbor

Fun Facts About Presidents

  • The term “O.K.” derives from President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) who was known as “Old Kinderhook” because he was raised in Kinderhook, New York. “O.K.” clubs were created to support Van Buren’s campaigns
  • James Earl “Jimmy” Carter (1924-) was the first president to be born in a hospital
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois
  • Grover Cleveland was the only president in history to hold the job of a hangman. He was once the sheriff of Erie County, New York, and twice had to spring the trap at a hanging
  • Teddy Bears were so named when Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (1858-1919) refused to shoot a small bear cub one day. The incident was reported in the news, which inspired a toy manufacture to come out with the cute stuffed animals
  • Martin Van Buren was the first to be a United States citizen. All previous presidents were born British subjects
  • President James Buchanan (1791-1868) quietly but consistently bought slaves in Washington, D.C., and then set them free in Pennsylvania
  • Three presidents died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson (1826), John Adams (1826), and James Monroe (1831). Calvin Coolidge is the only president to have been born on the Fourth (1872)

Go Vote!

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