By Chris Ingram
The Tampa Tribune
Published Saturday, October 27, 2012
What if you had to pass a knowledge quiz in order to have the right to vote? Some say it’s not a bad idea because there are a lot of people who have no idea about how our government or politics really work. Would you pass the test? Here are 10 questions to see if you’re a knowledgeable and qualified voter.
1. True or false: The only thing more boring than last Monday night’s debate is looking at Lance Armstrong’s trophy cabinet.
2. True or false: From 1952-2004, the Republican Party’s presidential ticket included one of just four people as nominee for president or vice president in all but one year.
3. In the event no candidate for president were to receive 270 votes in the Electoral College, which of the following would happen?
A. The Constitution dictates that the U.S. Supreme Court would decide the winner.
B. Katherine Harris would come out of exile and flip a coin, witnessed by no one, in the basement of the Capitol. She would then give an “exclusive” interview to Fox News whereby she would announce Mitt Romney won the election coin-toss fair and square. Sore sport loser liberals would cry foul and demand to the Supreme Court that the coin be flipped again. Court would say no.
C. The U.S. Senate would decide with each senator getting one vote, a simple majority being necessary to win.
D. The House of Representatives would decide with each state’s House congressional delegation getting one vote, a majority being necessary to win. District of Columbia would have no vote.
4. True or false: The United States of America is a democracy.
5. True or false: The Constitution of the United States prohibits Congress from raising its own pay.
How did you score? Post your results on TBO.com using your Facebook account, or come back here and post them below.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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