Legislative redistricting in nature is a simple concept. However, the implication of legislative redistricting arises complications. Redistricting is a powerful tool used by our government. It influences how a state will be represented and in turn how the people will be represented. The misuse of this power can lead to catastrophic consequences. Redistricting in itself is not a political question, but because of its implication and threat to the right to vote, it becomes one.
The election of 1800, involved two parties. The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. John Adams and Charles C. Pinckney represented the Federalists and Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr represented the Democratic-Republicans. In the election of 1800, the candidates’ supporters wrote letters and articles to make their arguments against the opposing party. They didn’t travel around and give speeches like today. The two parties argued in newspapers against the other’s candidates. They spread bad information about each other, so they could get more votes. In the end, Jefferson became President with 73 electoral votes. His vice president, Aaron burr also received 73 electoral votes. The federalists’ candidate John Adams only got 65 electoral
First, voters do not vote for the president they vote for a state of electors. If you have lived in Texas you would have to vote for a slate of 34 Democratic electors. Anyone can be elected as the electors that are going to be voting for you. Voters can sometimes get confused about who to vote for and vote for the wrong candidate.
When the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College, it was not a time of the Internet and smartphones; colonists could not find information about a presidential candidate with the swipe of a finger. In fact, the eighteenth century version of CNN was a postman on horseback. Because colonists lacked access to political information, the founders felt voters could not be fully trusted with the duty of electing a president. However, this is where electors became a crucial aspect of the voting process (Mahler and Eder). In a time of advanced technology, voters today can be trusted to make their own choices. Over the past 240 years, America has made many technological and social advancements, yet our electoral system remains cemented in the past.
We see multiple successes of voting equality attempted through amendments, however, the Supreme Court’s decision on Shelby County v. Holder has pushed back years and years of effort for voting rights. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling was in Shelby County’s favor, stating that the Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional along with Section 5. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr, who wrote the majority’s opinion, said that the power to regulate election was reserved to the states, not the federal government. As a result to the court’s decision, the federal government can no longer determine which voting law discriminates and can be passed. After the case, many states had freely passed new voting laws; the most common voting law states passed
In 1787, years after the founding of the United States, the Constitutional Convention met to decide how the new nation would govern itself. The delegates understood that the need for a leader was necessary but still bitterly remembered how Britain abused of its power. The delegates agreed that the President and Vice President should be chosen informally and not based on the direct popular vote, thus gave birth to the Electoral College. The Electoral College is defined as “a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.” Since 1787 the Electoral College has been the system for voting in the United States, but with our nation ever more changing and growing it
The Electoral College is the process to which the United States elects the President, and the Vice President. The founders of the Constitution came up with this process. This was done to give additional power to the small states, and it was done to satisfy them. It works by the citizens of the United States electing representatives called electors. Each state is given the same amount of electors, as they are members of congress. Each elector must cast one vote for President and one vote for Vice President. In order to win the electoral college, and be nominated as President of the United States, the candidate must gain 270 of the 538 electoral votes. In an instance where no candidate receives the 270 votes needed, the House of Representatives
The election of 1796, John Adams versus Thomas Jefferson. The former won by only 3 single electoral college votes. In a highly competitive, controversial race filled with fake smiles and harsh glares, those votes made all the difference in the world to these two men and their running mates. Because George Washington refused a second term, political parties took root when election time came around. No one knew that this election in the early stages of Americas development would define the future of the United States of America. The Two-Party system soon controlled the decisions of all Americans. This is all this country has ever known, and if it were to every drastically change, our country would spin into ultimate turmoil. This system works
The Supreme Court priorities from the time period of 1790 to 1865 were establishing the Judiciary Act of 1789, which was instrumental in founding the Federal Court System. The framers believed that establishing a National Judiciary was an urgent and important task. After the installation of Chief Justice John Marshall who “used his dominance to strengthen the court 's position and advance the policies he favored” (Baum 20). However, in the decision of the landmark case of Marbury v. Madison in 1803 was an example of the power he exuded “in which the Court struck down a Federal statute for the first time” (Baum 20). This created some internal conflict between Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson, however Marshall was able to diffuse this with
The case was initially brought forth when the lobbying group, Citizens United, aired a film relating to, at the time, Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. The film was very critical of Clinton, and was said to be in violation of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, Section 203. This section prohibits “electioneering
There was an issue with counting the ballot in most parts of Florida.The role my candidate played was not a huge one looking at the results as usual with third party candidates there was no electoral college votes that he received.When it came to the general election he received (2.74%) of the vote.For multiple years it was hypothesized that the cost Al Gore the election ,but that was later debunked by a 2010 article called the .( Disinfo).
Through years of gender inequality throughout the nation, one of the most important causes for women was when they received the right to vote, as it allowed them to have a voice within the country. While looking throughout the fight for Women’s Suffrage, many would say that it ultimately ended on August 26, 1920- when the 19th Amendment was officially ratified. Although this seems accurate, many others would say that the fight ended when the Supreme Court 's ruling ultimately established the Nineteenth Amendment. This is best shown by the ratification of the 19th amendment, Leser v. Garnett, and the overall process to reach the final ruling during the case.
In the year of 1865 many significant events took place. The civil war had just recently ended and the United States was entering a time of reconstruction which brought along many changes for the current and future citizens of the United States. During the year 1865 President Lincoln was assassinated and along with Lincoln the Wade- Davis bill died in his pocket. But what triggered the assassination of President Lincoln is the fact that during this time he wanted to move towards the slaves being treated more equally and eventually being freed into society. This enraged many people because they did not see the African Americans as equal to them. The white society of America thought that they were above and better than the slaves as well as even
There is a need to abolish the Electoral College because it is outdated and problematic. It has caused the candidates with less popular votes to win the presidency. Many people are against the Electoral College for this very reason. In the past the Electoral College has caused controversy because of its problems and there has been a need for reform.
The Election of 1800 was one of the most controversial and exciting presidential elections for/of history. This election resulted in a tie between two candidates who had been running mates. The winner was decided by The House of Representatives. The election was a clash of powers between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. Both candidates believed the winner would set the path of America's government forever. The Democratic-Republicans believed if the federalists won, they would ruin the republic and be rid of liberty that was fought for during the American Revolution. Federalists believed if the Democratic-Republicans won, American would be lawless and violent. Each side believed the end of the republic would occur if they were to be defeated. The Federalists put forward John Adams and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney for the election while the Democratic-Republicans chose Thomas Jefferson which was John Adam's vice president during his one term as