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While the presidential election isn't decided by popular vote (remember the electoral college?), midterm elections give Americans a chance to vote directly for the politicians who will likely have the greatest impact on their daily lives. Plus more about elections, including the upcoming midterm elections.

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How Midterm Elections Work — Plus More About Elections
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    How Midterm Elections Work

    How Midterm Elections Work

    Midterm elections are held in even-numbered years between presidential elections. They're called midterms because they coincide with the halfway …

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