VOTE and Republican Party elephant makes first appearance

Voting is a privilege and a responsibility that every American should take to heart. You can’t complain about elections unless you take the time to vote yourself. Every vote does count!

Cartoonist Thomas Nast depicts the Republican Party as an elephant in a cartoon in Harper’s Weekly this date in 1874.

 

An updated version of the cartoon elephant   xxrepublican-elephanat-2

And, just so Democrats don’t feel left out, here are past and present versions of the Democratic Party symbol.  The origins of the Democratic donkey can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. During that race, opponents of Jackson called him a jackass.

                 

 

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