Election 2012

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By Brennan Meeks

Election Day is on its way. If you are 18 or older, you can register to vote in the 2012 election. Election Day is on November 6,2012 for those who want to vote. In addition to choosing the next President, voters can also select their favorite candidates for state and local government and can vote on a number of ballot initiatives like approving new casinos and legalizing gay marriage in Maryland.

Recently, the candidates of the two major parties went head to head in a presidential debate. President Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate, wants to build schools in the nation to make sure students get their education. “Make young people and medicare stronger,” said Obama. The President wants to put a lot of money into schools and create new jobs.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate. Romney says he doesn’t want to add more taxes. He wants the government to spend less money so that he can lower the taxes. Both candidates say they want to change the world and create jobs to help get people working. The next Presidential debate will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00 PM EST. You can watch the debate live on all of the major TV networks.

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