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11.05.14 Rhett Jones

Tuesday was election day, and many things “changed,” while many things stayed the same. Voters had the chance to decide on legalizing weed in three states and one city-state. As of Wednesday, medical pot use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, and 17 have moved to decriminalize the drug to varying degrees. Here’s the breakdown […]

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05.12.14 Eugene Reznik

Over the last five weeks, Bejing-based Canadian photojournalist Kevin Frayer has been covering India’s parliamentary election for Getty Images, which ended today with epic turnouts in its ninth and final phase. It is considered “the world’s largest democratic exercise,” and the numbers are staggering. Every five years, upwards of 814 million eligible voters, majority rural […]

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11.07.12 Marina Galperina

Oh, good. Barack Obama is still the U.S. president, getting 303 of electoral votes over Romney’s 206, rallying a popular vote of 59,725,608 over Romney’s 57,098,650, and yielding one loud, relieved, collective sigh from sea to shining sea. But wait. There’s more. Here are some of the other election results you might be interested in: Maryland and Maine […]

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11.06.12 Aymann Ismail & Nate Cepis

ANIMAL headed to our local polling place at 322 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen today to conduct a completely unscientific, anonymous exit survey–by asking voters to hold up colored pieces of cardboard to show support for their candidate of choice. And for what it’s worth, our results skewed overwhelmingly to the left, with 88% […]

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Marina Galperina

There is still time to be cynical about the elections! Head over to the F.A.T. artist lab’s ever-handy guide to 3D printing these sculptural objects.  It is important that you pick your favorite master debater and see who screws you the least; or most. To each their own. It is not our place to judge either […]

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Jay Smooth

When the election is this hard to really get excited for, yearning for vengeance might be the noblest choice. Ill Doctrine is a video blog on music, politics and culture, launched in 2007 by Jay Smooth. We will be premiering an episode a week on ANIMAL. Older episodes can be found at IllDoctrine.com and you […]

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11.05.12 Marina Galperina

Still undecided? Here’s the charming Louis Ortiz — the accidental Barrack Obama impersonator made famous on one of NPR’s best This American Life episodes and the documentary The Audacity of Louis Ortiz. Guess who’s he endorsing? Looks like the tone and mannerisms are getting even better. Been practicing, we see. Wait, are you still undecided? Really? […]

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10.31.12 Marina Galperina

Predictably, Shepard “Hope Poster” Fairey has resumed his on-again off-again endorsement of President Obama for the  upcoming election after two years of being critical of his policies, especially those concerning Gitmo. He says: I have finally articulated why I will vote for Barack Obama and why I’d urge others to do the same. I procrastinated […]

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10.29.12 Marina Galperina

From the artist that brought you all the unicorns in the Bible, here’re two new sculptures by someguy. The Choices cans are each 3 pounds of chrome, epoxy and lead, wearing the Team Obama and Team Romney “colors.” Perhaps it was sparked by the mere fact that the Pepsi logo and the Obama campaign logo are pretty much […]

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03.05.12 Marina Galperina

Let’s do some math, kids. Over 20,000 protested in Moscow after Putin won the presidential election with 64% of the votes and allegedly, stole the election. If it had been less than 50%, there’d have to be a run-off with the runner up. Over 1,000 irregularities were already reported at polling locations. The $1 billion anti-fraud […]

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