Seeds: A little over a year ago, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton announced their candidacies for president. It could be argued that from the beginning both were the frontrunners in their parties, though arguably, both have also faced the most disdain. Clinton has been degraded for everything from her email scandal, to Benghazi, to the way they think she panders to whomever serves her best. Trump has been vilified for his blunt (some would call offensive) remarks, his inexperience in the political arena, and some of his more radical policies like his stance on immigration. As a result, these two candidates are on their way to becoming the most disliked presidential nominees in American history.
Core: In 100 days, we will elect the next President of the United States. In 100 days from today some of America will weep and some will cheer. These past few years have been some of the most politically divisive in American history, but in many way, party lines are fading. Both parties seem to be splintering under the leadership of the two presidential nominees (though the America does remain as ideologically divided as ever). Although the polling numbers seem to fluctuate significantly, current polls show Clinton leading Trump 53% to 43%. For updates about the campaigns, explanations of the candidates, and more features, visit our “POTUS 2016” page.
Skin: To put it concisely, the media loves this election because it understands that Americans love to hate both candidates. Memes upon memes have been created ridiculing both sides. Reporters have dredged the oldest of comments by both trying to prove their inadequacy by showing their contradicting statements. They’ve now started on the Vice Presidential candidates as well.
Leaves: The election takes place on November 8th 2016. To register to vote, figure out what to do once you get to your polling station, or to find your local polling station, go to our “Your Core” page and scroll to the bottom. No matter how inconsequential one vote may seem, the groups who change election results are made up of individuals, so if you’re going to be 18 by November 8, get registered, and vote. You have the power to make your own informed decision, and if you feel like you’re not quite there yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you.
Food For Thought: Who would you vote for come November? Do you think this election is revolutionary?