The voters are actually voting for a slate of electors, each of whom pledges to vote for a particular candidate for each office, in the Electoral College.
It seems amazing that it was nearly ten years ago when the entire world rang in the new millennium with style. Did anyone think they would be holding a powerful phone in their pocket and take that power for granted today, ten years ago? Did anyone really grasp the ability for computers and the internet to permeate every aspect of our day to day lives?
And did anyone think the Rolling Stones would still be touring? Well, here are the ten moments, ideas, and innovations which defined the decade. The list is broken into ten different categories, with at least one runner-up listed for each.
What followed was nothing short of mania. The series, with seven books planned from the start, became a global phenomenon. An entire generation grew up along with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, reading thousands of pages in a time where most children are watching TV.
Harry Potter became famous for its cult-like following, with millions of kids everywhere waiting outside bookstores for midnight parties on release dates. Over million copies of the books have been translated into 67 different languages.
Many groups attempted to ban the books, arguing that Rowling was brain washing kids into practicing magic and believing in the occult. Lost, The Sopranos, Family Guy.
Perhaps the most annoying of all entries on this list, reality TV has changed the landscape of television over the past decade. While different shows can fit the general description of reality TV, it really began with in the UK with Pop Idol in The winner of the first season was Will Young, who has had a modest career since.
American Idol took off a year later, and every week gains more votes than the US presidential election. Hotel Rwanda, Brokeback Mountain.
Danny Boyle created a masterpiece in with his film Slumdog Millionaire. We learn that the young man, played by Dev Patel, is not interested in the money, but in finding his lost girlfriend.
It also won 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It has been acclaimed as being a small representative of the future of film, because of its international cast, crew, and audience.
Down three games to zero against their fiercest rival, the New York Yankees, in the American League Championship Series, the Red Sox were down to their final inning when the magic began. Even with superstar closer Mariano Rivera on the mound, the Red Sox were not going to be denied.This post is being kept up-to-date.
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