Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says 'American business needs to break free from the tyranny of today's earnings report'; calls for sliding scale on capital gains tax rate that provides incentives for long-term investment - @FoxBusiness
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on private email story: 'Maybe the heat is getting to every body. WE all have a responsibility to get this right. I have released 55,000 pages of emails, I have said repeatedly that I will answer questions before the House committee' - @danmericaCNN
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on shooting: 'I am grateful for the quick response of first responders. They saved lives last night. The evil that exists in our world is stunning. But the stories of friends shielding friends from gunfire should give us all hope. I would ask everyone to take a moment and pray for the victims that are injured and those families who have lost a loved one.' - @BobbyJindal
Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on the Louisiana shooting: 'Movie theaters, schools, places of work and worship should be safe spaces, free from guns and gun violence. Praying for Lafayette today.' - @MartinOMalley
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations.
The universal use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens. As the Elections were considered an oligarchic institution and most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment, by which officeholders were chosen by lot.
Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place, or improving the fairness or effectiveness of existing systems. Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections (especially with a view to predicting future results).
To elect means "to choose or make a decision" and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are referred to as elections, especially in the United States.