Election2012
By: SaraEdited by: Elmina
November 6th is an important day because that is the presidential election. If you are on the republican side, you would vote for Mitt Romney. But if you are on the democratic side you would vote for Barack Obama. Although, if you disagree with your representative, then you would vote for the candidate you think best represents your country. It is important for you to vote, if you are a citizen and 18 or older.
There are simple differences between the two major parties. For example the symbol of the democrats is a donkey and the republican symbol is an elephant, but many of the other differences are more complicated.
If you do not know if you are a republican or democrat, then you can continue reading to see which party is best fit for you.
Republicans are generally pro-life, support the death penalty, and want to increase military spending. They also believe that taxes shouldn't be raised on anyone, no matter how wealthy. Most of republicans are against same-sex marriage. Also, republicans support a small government. A republican also thinks that if an illegal immigrant stays in America, they should be deported back to their home country.
Democrats are typically pro-choice. Unlike the republicans, democrats are against the death penalty On the subject of taxes democrats have a history of raising taxes for helping the public and on social welfare programs. Democrats also believe that there should not be a law prohibiting same-sex marriage. They do support a large government. When an illegal immigrant comes to America, democrats believe they should have an option to become a citizen.
These are not the only parties though. Other parties, for example: whig, are too small to end up running for president. So these politicians who aren't a republican or democrat will vote for the best person that agrees with their beliefs and who would be best to run our country.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney


Republican Elephant
Republican Elephant

Democratic Donkey
Democratic Donkey