This victory led to the elevation of Jackson’s status and he was now considered a national war hero. Andrew Jackson’s status as a national war hero came with a great amount of popularity and many people suggested that he run for president. Although, he eventually did run, he had no interest to in the beginning. By 1824, his supporters had gained enough recognition to get him a nomination and a seat in the U.S. Senate. 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.
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.
This makes it difficult for candidates to reach out to this demographic to get them to come out to vote. The link between the different ethnic groups plays a role in the voting turnout as well. The Hispanic and African American communities tend to vote at lower rates than the Anglo (white, English speaking) Texans. With the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, the first black president, the vote within the African American community rose greatly and was about equal to the Anglo vote. Many politicians blame the 2011 Texas Voter ID Law as the cause for many of the issues with voter turnout.
One of the issue focused on the JFK assassination was whether or not he would have won his next election. The 1964 presidential election could have had a totally different result if JFK would have ran for it. According to Yahoo News “JFK had a popularity rating that was 58 percent right before his assassination”. Also, according to constitution center, “that number was higher than Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, five presidents who won re-election.” The world today would have been different if JFK wouldn 't have been assassinated because Lyndon Baines Johnson would not have been elected during the 1964 election. If it was not for the death of JFK, I believe he would have continued his efforts
Due to the lack of population and the differences in the rate of citizen in Texas Map, we really have to concider about redraw the map in voting.There is a thing called gerrymandering that make the redraw of the map become unfair. For example, there are 100 people divided into purple and yellow,they both support different idea. 40% are yellow and 60% are purple and they stand equally in 1 square. If the purple have the right to redraw their own district, it could be all 4 district of purple. In that case, the yellow will have no right to vote.
Within 10 years the number had quadrupled meaning that the pure races such as white, African American, Asians, and Native American’s are decreasing. Due to the huge group of mixed races, it’ll be a lot harder to discriminate and eventually the idea of the pure race will diminish. Olsen talks about the discrimination of each pure race and how they were treated poorly. Olsen ends his article by saying, “When we look at another person, we won’t think Asian, black, or white. We’ll just think: person,” (Olson 310).
Status Quo & Policy Alternatives Currently, sponsors of ballot initiative campaigns are not limited to a particular amount, which affords leverage such as expertise in public opinion polling, computer-targeted mailing, and television advertising to the wealthier party. To combat the defects of this form of direct democracy, reformers have proposed several policy alternatives. One alternative is to provide better information. According to a 2002 state commission and recent report by the Center for Governmental Studies, roughly a third of initiatives since 2000 have more than 5000 words, which is too long and too confusing for the majority of voters (Mathews and Paul, 173). Another alternative is to raise restrictions on the process (e.g.
"A vote is like a rifle it depends on the character of the user". said by Theodore Roosevelt. I believe that everyone should ‘vote in America, It would determine a better President, There would be less argument throughout the country, And the voting in America would improve a lot. The most people that are not happy about their President is the ones that don 't vote. 76% of people vote in the USA.
I feel that in any other state, applying the new voter ID law would not have as big an impact as it would in Texas. Since Texas has such a huge population of immigrants trying to get their citizenship it limits many people that make up the majority of the population. According to the Texas voter data for the 2014 November election, out of 14,025,441 registered voters only 4,727,208 were recorded in the turnout amount. So, based off of this information I can assume that applying this law to Texas could significantly affect the voter turnout negatively. Being that Texas has such a low voter turnout rate, I feel that the voter ID law should not be applied mainly because of the issues with the ethnicity background of our population.
Voting has been given as a right to all citizens of the country, unfortunately, people are educated about how to vote however not many citizens are educated about all kinds of voting in each state. Normally the most votes people come out for would probably be for the presidency, and not have enough knowledge of other voting’s of the state, such as selecting a mayor and that is how Texas loses votes by uninterested voters. After reading the articles, I see that voting advocates are working hard to get a higher voting percentage in Texas. It is a very good idea to get voting registration online, by mail and as well as on the Election Day. For many individuals it is very difficult for them to get the time to leave work and get to the election site, followed by standing in a long line and realize that they are not registered in that county causing them to go to a different election location would definitely change the voters mind from my personal experience.
Damon Cann: Electronic vs. Paper Voter Guides and Citizen Knowledge Cann began his presentation by describing how political knowledge is decreasing. Specifically, only 50-percent of college students can identify the term lengths of U.S. Representatives and Senators. Cann explained that while someone can say that it is impossible to know every subject, such as chemistry, politics may be more impactful on a daily basis than chemistry. Citizen knowledge matters because it is essential in the political process.
Even though Bernie Sanders is behind in the delegate count, the upcoming primaries have a higher delegate’s numbers and he believes the majority of them will favor him instead of Hillary Clinton. Bernie has received 6 representatives from the house for endorsements, while Clinton has 159 representatives, 40 senators and 13 governors for her endorsements. Clinton is way in the lead for endorsement so, I don 't think Sanders will have a chance to catch up. Dr. Cornel West, Ed Schultz and Neil Young are individuals who are contributing to his