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1937年马里兰州:一位男性将他的票投入票箱

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美国人的第一个统一选举日
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世界上有一些国家的人民并不能投票选出他们的领袖。一直到1816年,美国有9个州的公民还不能在总统选举中投下神圣的一票。到了1845年,美国政府才将114日订为统一的选举投票日。那就是说,各州都必须在同一天进行投票,选出他们的总统。由此,如民主党与共和党等政党的力量得到强化,民主程序也得到进一步的巩固。你知道什么是选举人 (elector) 吗?


In some countries around the world, the people do not get to elect their leader. As late as 1816, the citizens of nine states in the U.S. were not able to vote in presidential elections. Americans observed the first uniform Election Day on November 4, 1845. That means that all states voted, selecting their presidents on the same day. This increased the power of political parties, like the Democrats and Republicans, and strengthened the democracy of the process. What are electors?

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