Welcome to another Presidential Election year! We had an election thread four years ago, and we're going to continue the tradition here. This thread serves an important purpose for raising awareness of the issues, along with hopefully increasing voter participation. To get you up to date, you may want to review the last thread, which focused on the "candidate declaration/early debate" phase of 2015, but now it's time for the full fledged year election push by the candidates! Some key dates for the weeks ahead: 1. We are one week away from the next Republican Debate on January 14th, which marks the first debate of 2016. 2. The next Democratic debate is scheduled for January 17th. 3. In just a little over 3 weeks, we will see the Iowa caucus, which is scheduled for February 1st, marking it the start of voting (though caucuses differ from primaries in many regards). 4. We are a little over 1 month away from the New Hampshire Primary, which counts as the official first primary of the election year!