The Difference Between Our Stake Weighted & One Person, One Vote Voting Systems

Follow My Vote develops end to end verifiable blockchain voting software for a variety of use cases. All code that Follow My Vote produces is open source and released under the GPLv3 or MIT software licenses. This means all end users can run, study, share and modify the software. Note* Official Follow My Vote software releases will not have modifications …

BREXIT: THE AFTERMATH

Well, it happened. The results came in this morning, Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote. The United Kingdom is on track to leave the European Union which will take approximately two years. The Dow Jones Index has dropped about 3% because of the news. The pound has dropped about 11% since yesterday, leading many britons to wonder what they …

Washington Primary

May Primary Synopsis And An Extensive Analysis Of The Washington Primary Results

The Washington Primary had no surprises. With no competitors in sight, Donald Trump is just cruising through these primaries now. After his last major in-party opponent dropped out earlier, he has focused his attacks on “Corrupt Hillary” as he likes to call her. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that he won the Washington Primary by a landslide, clocking in just …

Election Fraud in New York Primary?

Multiple outlets are reporting instances of election fraud in the New York primary. The Democratic Party’s primary on Tuesday appeared that it would be a tough contest between Clinton and Sanders. However, some Bernie supporters throughout the state reported that they could not vote for him. Bernie Sanders criticized the voting process of the New York primary (which he lost …

New York Primaries Love the Front-Runners in the 2016 Election

The candidates headed east this week for the New York primaries, where a large number of delegates were at stake for both parties. Since Trump and Clinton reside in New York, both were heavily favored to win the New York primaries by big margins on Tuesday. Both candidates did just that last night, and will look to carry that momentum to …

Millennial Generation Continues to Grow, While Their Voter Participation Remains Stagnant

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Millennial generation (18-34) has grown to surpass the Baby Boomers (51-69). Often revered as one of the greatest American generations, Baby Boomers accounted for 74.9 million of the American population in 2015. Millennials were projected to reach 75.3 million in 2015 and will peak in 2036. “The Millennial generation continues to grow as young immigrants expand their ranks. Boomers …

Wisconsin Primary: Brokered Convention on the Horizon?

Last night’s Wisconsin primary was important to both Republican and Democratic candidates for similar reasons. Cruz desperately needed a resounding win to slow the momentum of Trump. Similarly, Sanders needed a win to show that Clinton should not be thought of as the presumptive Democratic nominee. Wisconsin showed that both Cruz and Sanders are still formidable opposition to the front-runners. …

Outcry Over Arizona Voter Suppression

Over the past two weeks, there have been articles, petitions, and general outcry about Arizona voter suppression in the state’s primary. In Arizona’s most populous county, the number of polling precincts was reduced from 200 to 60 this year. This resulted in voters having to spend hours waiting to cast their vote. Consider: 2012 primary had 300,000 voters and 200 polling places. …

TONIGHT: First Nationally Televised Libertarian Debate

The first nationally televised Libertarian debate will be hosted tonight on FOX Business Network at 9 PM. Candidates will include Gary Johnson, Austin Petersen, and John McAfee. The debate was pre-recorded and moderated by FOX Business contributor John Stossel. Follow My Vote’s CEO, Adam Ernest, recently met with Gary Johnson at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C. Johnson …

Are Polls Still Reliable in 2016?

In a recent interview on NPR, Nate Silver, the founder of FiveThirtyEight, discussed if polls are still reliable in 2016. FiveThirtyEight is named after the number of votes in the electoral college and specializes in analyzing polls. Silver goes into detail on many areas of polling and discusses the bandwagon effect, herding, accuracy and the 2016 presidential election. One of Silver’s most …

Clinton and Trump Continue to Pull Away in 2016 Race for the White House

Five important states were up for grabs last night, as Clinton and Trump continue to pull away in the 2016 race for the White House. Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and Missouri represent key geographical regions of the country. Clinton and Trump showed again their broad appeal to large sections of the country by winning a majority of them. While …

Super Tuesday Results and the Importance of Millennial Participation

Super Tuesday results came flooding in late last night. Super Tuesday is always an exciting and momentous time for our country and for the Follow My Vote team. 12 states voted yesterday, in both primaries and caucuses, to decide who their Republican and Democratic candidates will be in 2016. Clinton and Trump were heavily favored going into Tuesday, and both came out …

South Carolina Democratic Primary: Clinton’s Landslide Victory Over Sanders

The South Carolina Democratic Primary was called relatively early on Saturday night with Clinton’s landslide victory over Sanders. Clinton took 73.5% of the vote and 39 delegates were added to her already sizable lead. Sanders struggled, collecting only 14 delegates, despite campaigning hard in the state. With the loss, the Sanders campaign will now have an uphill battle with many …

Republican Debate Showdown Before Super Tuesday

The 10th Republican Debate showdown before Super Tuesday, was essentially a 3-man free-for-all between Trump, Rubio, and Cruz. Carson and Kasich were participants, but had limited time to speak between the incessant attacks between the three front-runners. Highlights From The GOP Debate In HoustonHere’s everything you missed from the last #GOPDebate ahead of Super Tuesday. Posted by HuffPost Politics on …

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2016 Presidential Race: Trump Wins South Carolina Decisively

Follow My Vote will be keeping track of the 2016 Presidential Race, with coverage from each state. If you are unfamiliar with the difference between primaries and caucuses, read this first. Democratic Party The Nevada Democratic Caucus saw Hillary Clinton win on Saturday, taking 19 delegates to Sanders 15. This is an important win for Clinton who has been challenged …

Party Politics vs. The People: Did the New Hampshire Primary Just Expose a Crack in Our Broken Primary System?

Eight Democratic superdelegates threw their votes to Hillary Clinton, despite Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly winning the popular vote in the New Hampshire Primary. Wait, what? While normal delegates are assigned based on popular vote, superdelegates are party insiders and get to vote for who they think will help advance the interests of the party. Superdelegates are the electoral college of the primary …