RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: 'Time and again, Hillary Clinton's dishonesty and cronyism have proved she is the wrong person to lead our country as president... Tonight's speech was merely a litany of platitudes which dodged a serious discussion of our slumping economy and our diminished standing in the world under President Obama... A Clinton presidency only means a third term of President Obama's failed policies, just with more corruption and secrecy.'
Donald Trump writes on Twitter after Hillary Clinton's DNC speech: 'Hillary's refusal to mention Radical Islam, as she pushes a 550% increase in refugees, is more proof that she is unfit to lead the country' - @realDonaldTrump
Editor's note: Hillary Clinton just wrapped up her speech at the Democratic National Convention, accepting her party's nomination for president and becoming the first woman to ever be chosen to lead the ticket of a major political party. Her speech highlighted the challenges America faces, but offered hope in a country in which citizens work together to bring real change. Clinton also blasted Donald Trump for his hateful rhetoric during the campaign season, saying he offers "empty promises" and saying he lacks the temperament to become commander-in-chief. As of Sunday, there are 100 days left until the November general election, and on Friday, Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine begin a bus tour of Pennsylvania and Ohio. - Rebecca
Hillary Clinton, wrapping up Democratic convention speech: 'So let's be stronger together, my fellow Americans, looking to the future with courage and confidence,' says 'when we do, America will be greater than ever'
Hillary Clinton, on becoming 1st woman nominated for president in major political party: 'Let's keep going, until everyone of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves'
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 representative democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens, where 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.