Voting in Pop Culture
Actor Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th President of the United States, forever intertwining politics with the cult of personality known as pop culture.
The Terminator, actor Aronold Schwarzenegger, is elected Governor of California. He is reelected for a second term and served until 2011.
Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States. Social media and celebrity endorsements are an impactful influence throughout the Hope campaign.
Doanld Trump is elected 45th President of the United States. The mogul and reality star engages with social media, specifically Twitter, in an unprecedented manner.
Twitter becomes a powerful tool in a cult of personality. Celebrities, journalist, activists, and politicians use it to influence the electorate.
"Today, nearly 10 million Americans—including millions of children—have an immediate family member in jail or prison. More than 4.5 million Americans can’t vote because of a past conviction. And each year, we lose $87 billion in GDP due to mass incarceration."
-Equal Justice Initiative
Florida citizens voted in a ballot measure to restore voting rights to felons in 2018.
As of July 2020, this ballot measure has not been put into effect.
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