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We are all accustomed to Election Day being the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. However, that wasn’t always the case.
The first Presidential Election actually took place on this day – January 7, 1789. Voters (only white men who owned property) cast ballots to choose electors, who then selected the President. George Washington, not surprisingly, won in a landslide and was inaugurated into office on April 30, 1789.
While some aspects of the election process have changed over the past 226 years, others, such as the electoral college system, have not. The November election day (first Tues. after the first Mon.) was not established by Congress until 1845. Prior to that citizens had the entire month of November and early December to vote.
The foundation of our entire legal system is based on the rights of individuals to select their representatives, from local court judges and school board members to Congressmen, Senators and the President, and to have the freedom to seek political office if they so desire. If you feel that your legal rights or freedoms have been harmed in any way
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