For instant, if I was a Republican this would be a great opportunity to lead in an election. Since most of the people voting Democrat, will possibly be turned away because they were unable to provide the required documentation by law. However, if I was Democrat, this could be considered a hindrance for my supports to vote. I really don’t see the equality of how an individual can be allowed to vote by absentee vote if they are not on active military duty. For instance, college students, who are permitted to vote absentee.
The electoral college is a system that gives representatives to states to vote in favor of what the people want in that state. Each state is guaranteed one representative out of the 435 there are. The remaining 385 are distributed into the states by population size and how the population of that state increases or decreases. This is seen as unfair because the smaller states have the same power to influence the election outcome as the states with more people. The smaller states have more advantage because their representatives, represent a smaller amount of people, while larger states representatives must represent what a much larger amount of people in that state want.
The explanation for this is that the majority of citizens are not higher class hence they don’t have much leisure time, and as a result they are not very educated, at least not as much as a Senator. Then this less educated citizens elect their representatives, which as stated above are less educated and less superior to the common people and usually not because of hatred but because they don’t like superiority. For this reason the American people don’t always elect those which might be the best rulers but those that seem the most appealing to
Congressional elections revolve around the ideas and opinions of who can run for office,for how long and when they are able to.Although the congressional election process seems very complex,the elections are not very competitive because of three main reasons.These reasons include incumbent protection,gerrymandering and redistricting. An incumbent is someone who is currently holding office.Incumbents use tactics like safe seats in attempt to ensure their position in office.Therefore an incumbent is less likely to lose his or her place in office,because they have many protections.Another reason that congressional elections are not very competitive is gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the product of district lines being drawn in such a way that
One of the many debated issues between the Federalists and the Anti-federalists was whether a republican form of government could succeed in a country the size of the United States. This debate was actualized in the arguments of the Letters of Brutus and Federalist 10. In Federalist 10 Madison argues that a strong, large republic better protects against the dangers of factions. He says that factions are usually found in small republics because there is fewer diversity of opinion. In Federalist 10 he explains, “the fewer the distinct parties and interest, the more frequently will a majority be found…, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.” The smaller the number of citizens the faster a majority opinion can
Pro 5 In my research there was a lot of controversy on this one but Solar energy isn’t specifically required to be near the equator, a prime example is Germany they have the highest capacity of solar power, and they still are affected by snow rain etc. ( we must consider as well that they are the number 1 economy in Europe currently ) Pro 6 With Houses that actually can afford solar they will see their electricity bill being reduced, using up solar itself instead of using grid electricity can save them money and if they have left over energy? you can then resell the energy back to the electric company for some profit. Pro 7 Solar Energy can be used (theoretically) any were in the world, I say theoretically because with weather issues and such it is impractical in some cases, but places that are off the grid completely like some area’s like camps, cabins etc in the middle of the woods all can receive power to use basic necessities, power water heaters for warm showers, power cell phone chargers and store power using rechargeable batteries for the
Frequent voters share common characteristics share common characteristics which include: Party association: Political bias affects most of voter turn out, individuals and groups who associates themselves with a political party are likely to vote more than those who don 't identify themselves with political parties or independents. According to New York Times, "between the two major political parties , Republicans tends to vote at higher levels than democrats". Political interests: Interest groups and individuals who are interested in politics and who follow politics in media platform such as televisions, internet, newspapers and magazines tend to vote more than those who are not interested and who do not follow politics in both the broadcast
I believe that there is a difference between the Democratic and Republican parties, on the grounds that they both differ policy attitudes. Individuals who claim to be Democratic turn out to be more liberal when it comes to policy questions, such as, supporting federal expending on day care and the such, as opposed to those who claim to be Republicans. The representatives to the Democratic and Republican presidential proposition conventions most of the time have contradicting views on questions regarding to crime, welfare, military, and the such.
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.
Republicans stood for anti-slavery views, and they stole just about half of the electoral votes from the Democrats that they had the previous election in 1852. Disregarding third parties, in 1852, the Democrats had 254 votes while the Whigs only got 42; subsequently in 1856, the Democrats had 174 while the Republicans got 114 votes. (Election of 1852, and Election of 1856). From these numbers it is easy to see just how many Democrats were swayed to join the Republicans and give them a stronger showing than the Whigs in the previous election. Not only were the amount of electoral votes higher in 1856 for the Republicans than they were in 1852 for the Whigs, but the Democratic numbers went down as well, suggesting almost half of the previous Democrats switched to the Republican Party that year.
For a majority of enrollees with lower incomes, the federal subsidies make the premiums more affordable. For those even closer to the poverty line, they can receive additional subsidies that reduce the deductibles even more. But for many middle class families that earn an average income of $97,000 for a family of four, the health coverage premiums and deductibles have sky-rocketed (Luhby). This is causing a huge amount of Americans opting to stay uninsured, rather than spend thousands a year. According to a Kaiser study, 46% of uninsured adults tried to get coverage but did not because it was too expensive (Luhby, 2017).
If the people were to elect the president directly, certain situations/problems wouldn’t be as analyzed like the Electoral College analyzes it. (McGraw Hill pg.385) If we were to get rid of the electoral college the states with a higher population would dominate the elections, therefore, leaving the small rural states unnoticed or with no voice. That would be very unfair towards rural areas, the present system gives the state’s power more strength and secures our federal system’s strength. (McGraw Hill pg.385) In order to make our voice be heard toward the candidate of our choice we should participate in campaigns as well as voting. The majority of our population doesn’t take the time to get politically involved and vote, making their opinion towards our government overlooked.