This years presidential debate was the last hope for either candidates to win over the heart’s of voters. This years race to be president has been filled with many different characters. Twenty three candidates in total to be exact. The final candidates being for the republican party Donald Trump, and for the democratic party Hillary Clinton. They both went back and forth at each other making sly remarks, and stating the facts to upgrade their candidacy stock.
Political ‘swing-states’—so named for the oral battles Presidential candidates wage to garner votes during election season—would become literal battlegrounds as armies fight to take control of the region. The entirety of what defines American society and culture would be thrown into chaos. Now, take this conflict and replace the Republicans and Democrats with the North and South. Push it back a couple hundred years. Welcome to the American Civil War.
In the presidential election a candidate must receive a majority of Electoral College votes, a very difficult task for a party that is up against two of the most historically rooted and powerful parties in America. Although the third parties may be influential, their impact is very limited because “they rarely receive enough support to capture a state’s Electoral College votes” since “support is concentrated” (Hernnson, 3). This acts as a domino effect; if they cannot elect candidates to represent their party then they lose any type of recognition and political influence, let alone a place for their name on a voting ballot. Getting on the voting ballot itself can be an obstacle for third parties. The two major parties have a great advantage; they don’t have to worry about making it on the ballot in the first place because of their large following.
These three states were Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina and each state had sent separate disputed results to Congress on whom they chose to run the country. The overall republican vote was to elect Hayes the electoral votes and while everyone assumed the democratic majority would power against that decision and promote that the electoral votes go to Samuel J. Tilden, instead a “compromise” was sought out to make what the Southern Democrats have been fighting for happen. The compromise said that the Democrats Rutherford needed the votes from would indeed give him the votes and promote the Republicans decision to elect Rutherford all the electoral votes if the federal Reconstruction troops in the south would leave and they would get at least one southern states representative in Hayes’ cabinet. After much pushing and under that table work from both political parties Hayes came out an
During the campaign, there was a debate between the republican party for all possible runners. After watching a portion of it, I noticed many things wrong with it. One thing was the candidates, the audience and newscaster, and what people had to say on the overall debate. First, the if you look closely, the candidates were mostly white and male. There was only one male of color and one female.
Jackson beat the other contestants in the popular vote, but for the electoral votes, nobody won the majority and the House of Representatives were called to make the decision, ultimately choosing John Quincy Adams. Fast forward four years and Andrew Jackson ran again for president, but the outcome was very different; he
The Anchor Baby Debate The anchor baby debate is gaining momentum as this year’s presidential election debates are gearing up in the political news. The term anchor baby is typically an offensive term that refers to a child that is born in the United States to a noncitizen mother and granted birthright citizenship. Almost every candidate has had to address this controversial topic in some shape, form, or fashion. The thoughts on what should be done about the law and the use of the phrase differ among the candidates. Before we talk about the various issues and my own thoughts on the policy, everyone should know the basics of the Birthright Citizenship Law.
In this introduction, he shows how the media have affected the result of election. He also mentioned that Fox news director who directed election news is Bush’s cousin. This detail implied to audiences the ambiguous in the way media influent people’s decision and result of the election. Then he continues to show objecting the result and a protest in Bush’s inauguration day. At this point, he remarks to viewers that this is a controversial presidency.
The elections are just are around the corner for our country. This is evident by the plethora of campaign advertisements, election polls, and news that we get bombarded with each day. This upcoming election, however, is in more ways than one, interesting. Presidential candidates are at a record-high with 130 presidential hopefuls (Esmaquel II), a strong-willed mayor who has been quite indecisive about his candidacy finally decided to run, and of course, the multiple disqualification cases filed against a presidential candidate. The disqualification cases that have been filed against the candidate are of different reasons, one being the reason that she is not qualified to run for office because she has not lived for at least ten years in
Maansi Dasari Mr. Morris AP English 3 12 January 2017 The Electoral College: The last remnant of slavery Amidst the chaos of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, emerges a cacophony of voices screaming for Electoral College reform. Many are angered by the results, others are confused: how can one candidate receive nearly three million more votes than the other and still lose the election? The Electoral College has been the United States’ method for electing a president since the Constitution was ratified, and this is far from the first time that it has been criticized. Proponents of the system accuse current skepticisms of being partisan, and the skeptics of being “sore losers”. However, defenders of the Electoral College, such as Guelzo and
In this day and age people are most concerned with being politically correct. A person must be aware of what he or she says and be sensitive to other people 's religious affiliations and cultures. The controversy of the Battle flag is affecting politicians directly in the upcoming elections. Nia-Malika Henderson, Senior Political Reporter, says that, “The flag debate is quickly becoming a major political issue ahead of the state 's crucial first-in-the-South presidential primary next year. Many Republicans, including Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, have avoided taking a position on the flag.” (Henderson) Citizens of America are taking sides on the Battle flag controversy and that plays a major part in how the voters will choose their leaders in the upcoming elections.
He was invited to campaign for Republican candidates in other states and was now mentioned as a candidate for the presidency. In winning, Douglas further alienated the Buchanan administration and the South, was soon to be stripped of his power in the Senate, and contributed to the division of the Democratic