No one can say that the 2016 election hasn't been interesting. Grandstanding at rallies, sensationalism in the media, and the heat of a two-party race have made the race for the presidency appear more like a circus than a political competition. Some online jokers have compared the potential options on the ballot to present voters with a Kobayashi Maru scenario, an inside joke for Star Trek fans. At the Starfleet Academy, the Kobayashi Maru was an exercise in which students were challenged to win a battle which was actually a no-win scenario.
Front-runners for the Democrat presidential nomination are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who are respectively under fire for not being progressive enough and having socialist views. Donald Trump, whose controversial comments about race, religion, and immigration, is the clear front-runner for the Republican nomination.
This year's spending on the election reflects the urgency with which each party wishes to make their way to the White House. Candidates, parties, outside groups, and individuals may approach $10 billion in 2016. Get a slice of the political action when you share who you plan to vote for with the National Survey Panel. Details apply to receive your $250 voter gift card.
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