98% of Tennessee’s popular vote. John Adams carried 94% of New Hampshire’s vote (ushistory.org). Neither one of the candidates had a national appeal and they were both gone on the ballot in at least one state. John Adams had a secret meeting with Henry Clay before the election and got his support and that’s what people say led him to win the election (ushistory.org). He won over Western representatives whose states had voted for Jackson and even promised the votes of his home state Kentucky, that didn’t cast even one vote for John Adams (debate.org).
Nate compared how Obama did against how John Kerry had done four years earlier. One exception is in Massachusetts. That was John Kerry's home state. Obama couldn't do better than Kerry there. Or in Arizona, which is John McCain's home, Obama didn't have much improvement.
However, it does need a major overhaul. As the population of the US changes, the Electoral College should be reviewed to ensure proper representation in each state. It has been proven in a few of the elections that the majority votes were not properly represented with the electoral votes. During President Obama election, he did not win the majority of popular votes in some of the states; however, he won all of the Electoral College for those states. This election is one of about four Presidential elections that have won with Electoral College but not with the majority of popular votes.
The problem of disproportional electoral votes can be demonstrated by the election of 1988. In this particular election, the combined electoral votes of North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming and Washington D.C. (twenty-one in total) equaled the the electoral votes of Florida. This is intriguing because the combined population of those five states was 3,119,000, whereas Florida’s was 9,614,000 (Kimberling). This shows how powerful a handful of rural states can be, especially the ones that tend to be overlooked by campaigning
Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, John Quincy Adams, and Henry clay were the only four candidates running for their presidency. At the end of the election, the four candidate did not have enough votes to win, and Henry Clay was knocked out of the finalist. The other three candidates then ran for their presidency again. Jackson was very popular and he had the most votes, but the House of Representative did not chose him to be the president. Instead, John Quincy Adams became president and
B. The Senate consists of 100 members that are divided equally among the 50 states; each state no matter what is the population gets 2 members. Each senator serves for a six year term, and each two years almost one third of the senate stands for election. Republicans also control the senate with 54 seats out of
The country is divided by state, into “democratic and republican states”. Meaning Democratic candidates largely supported by democratic states, and Republican candidates mostly supported by republican states. The 3 electoral primary methods employed in the election process are open and closed primary and the caucus method.
Colin received 49% of the vote, falling by a few thousand votes. Colin received the highest percentage and highest vote total for a Republican challenger in Delaware in almost a quarter century. (He even received 24,000 more votes than the winning candidate in 2014). Impressive results especially considering the difficult context of the Republican “top of the ticket” in Delaware in 2010 (Delaware was the only State which elected new Democrat US Senate and Democrat Congressional candidates in 2010). Colin out-performed the Republican ticket dramatically and energized the electorate up and down Delaware with his dynamic grass-roots
Dating back to its inception Congress “has never been a place for paupers (Lightblau, 5).” With each change in the country, the United States Congress rarely deviated away from its long-standing tradition of having wealthy, white men heavily represented in both chambers. Individuals who were elected ranged from “plantation owners, industrialists, ex- Wall Street financiers and Internet executives (Lightblau, 5).” Research conducted shows that “the typical member of Congress is worth more than nine times the typical voter that puts them in Washington (Thompson, 2).”
Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden, a democrat. Rutherford was extremely popular with a certain group of republicans, and after four months of tightrope walking and audacious political campaigning, it became easily apparent that the opposing democratic candidate Tilden was by far the leading politician in this race. With around 265,000 more popular votes than Hayes, it was nothing less than preposterous to still believe that Hayes could become president. If Tilden got even one of the 3 electoral votes left he would have victory in his hands. 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.
In January 1960 he declared himself a candidate for the democratic nomination for the 1960 election against Senator Richard Nixon. He won the election by just two-tenth of one percent. The closest election in History to date. During John F. Kennedy presidency many major events happened including The Bay of Pigs,
Courting Polarization: The Supreme Court’s Role in Increasing the Divide between the Parties Of the three branches of government, the Judiciary, with the Supreme Court at its zenith, is the most popular amongst the American public. According to Real Clear Politics, Congress has an average disapproval rating of 78.8% and an average approval rating of 13.9% from March 2nd to April 7th, while President Obama’s approval and disapproval ratings for March 20th to April 11th were 42.8% and 52.5 % respectively. Though currently at 46%, the Court’s approval rating has recently been as high as 62% in August 2000 and June 2001 (Gallup).
Looking back on the most recent election driven by partisan rancor, many Americans may be cursing Hamilton and Jefferson, the two men responsible for the creation of political parties. But, without the contributions of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson the United States economy, principles, laws and shape of the nation would not be as stable. Alexander Hamilton had fought in the revolutionary war. When he started serving as Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington America was drowning in debt. Alexander Hamilton proposed a financial plan involving the establishment of a national bank, the assumption of state debts, creating a paper currency and setting tariffs on imports to increase government revenue.
Governor Sam Brownback and the Election of 2010 The 2010 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Governor Mark Parkinson, a former Republican who switched to the Democratic Party, had assumed office when the previous Governor Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama. Governor Parkinson declined to seek election, even though he had labored to get a stimulus package from the federal government for Kansas. United States Senator Sam Brownback, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008, emerged as the Republican nominee, facing off against Democratic State Senator Tom Holland, who was unopposed for his party's nomination.