Category: Company news

Plot Your Politics

Accountable Government

With the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the new President and Vice President behind us as well as the certification of the two new senators of Georgia completed, the tumultuous 2020 election season has finally come to an end.  There are some states and cities with important elections this year (Virgina, New…
Read more

Our 2nd Birthday!

On January 3rd 2019 we founded ActiVote. 2 years later we find ourselves reflecting on our journey and are so grateful for the experience. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone as we all learned how to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic; adjusting our professional and personal and civic lives to the new reality. We…
Read more

Voter Suppression vs Voter Fraud

There have long been fierce debates on how many votes were suppressed and how many fraudulent votes were cast. Some believe that voter suppression is rampant around the US and that millions of people do not vote because of the barriers presented to them. They believe that we should make voting easier to reduce voter…
Read more

Paris Climate Accord

One of the differences between candidates Trump and Biden was their opinion on the Paris Climate Accord: under Trump’s presidency the US left the accord, while under a Biden presidency, the US will re-enter the accord.  We conducted a survey to learn what our users think of the Paris Climate Accord. The answers that our…
Read more

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

During the November 3rd, 2020 elections five states had measures on the ballot involving marijuana and all five of them passed. Four states, Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota legalized marijuana for recreational use, joining 11 other states and DC. Mississippi has now voted to allow marijuana for medical use. These measures increase the…
Read more

Rural Voters rebuilt the “Blue Wall”

In the days after the election, we have all seen the rollercoaster of results come in. Especially interesting were Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, collectively known as the “Blue Wall” which was demolished by President Trump when he won those states in 2016.  In all three states Trump was leading on election night, by large margins.…
Read more

Electoral College

Over 150 million people will have cast their vote by the evening of November 3rd. For the next frantic hours (or days or weeks) the nation will talk about the Electoral College: the 538 people who ultimately determine on December 14th, 2020 who becomes our next President.  Twice in the last five elections the ultimate…
Read more

Big Tech Monopolies

The largest tech companies are taking incoming fire from both sides of the aisle. The most common complaints from conservatives is that Big Tech has an anti-conservative bias, while progressives believe that Big Tech violates antitrust laws. Tech CEOs have been invited to testify before congress on various topics and two weeks after the election…
Read more

Role of the Media

We are all talking a lot about the role of the mainstream media in our public discourse. Many newspapers, networks and news sites are described as biased, fake news or worse by at least some group in our society. ActiVote conducted a survey to determine what our users thought about whether any action is needed…
Read more

Early Voting

Early voting is underway in 20 states already, with another 20 to follow in the coming weeks. Some states don’t have no-fault absentee voting nor early voting, making election day voting the only option, while others have universal vote-by-mail allowing everyone to mail their ballot or drop their ballot off at their convenience. ActiVote conducted…
Read more