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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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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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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 [email protected] We’re now a couple weeks 2016 primary season and here’s the real tally…

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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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Here Are My ‘New York Values’

“I think most people know exactly what ‘New York values’ are… the values in New York City are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay-marriage, focused around money and the media.” – Ted Cruz ‘New York Values,’ What could that mean? I think in some ways, Ted Cruz is right, New York has distinct values. I’d say…

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Data Glitches and Immigration Disputes on The Road to 2016

DEMOCRATS The Democratic Presidential race got interesting this week thanks to a quirk in a software used by campaigns. I’ve worked with this software before and can try to explain what went down. Many campaigns use a service called NGP VAN. It tracks data about volunteering from at least as far back as ‘04. It is…

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Is Ted Cruz the new top dog? Did Paris Accords go far enough?

Every week in 2016, HeadCount will throw a short update your way on the Presidential campaign named “The Road to 2016.” Here’s the second installment: Republicans: Ted Cruz has had a week most of us would envy. Despite the release of this awkward piece about Cruz and his family, the Texas Senator has thoroughly overtaken Donald Trump…

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The Road to 2016

Every week in 2016, HeadCount will throw a short update your way on the Presidential campaign named “The Road to 2016.” Here’s the first installment: Republicans The race for the GOP nomination continues to center around the lightning rod that is Donald Trump. The RealClearPolitics polling averages show the real estate magnate in first with…