In fact, if the Electoral College system was not in the Constitution, it would undoubtedly be removed due to it being unconstitutional, because using the electoral votes violates the principle of one-person, one-vote. (Black, 2012) So, while it is clear that the Electoral College was set up to ensure all states have a voice, it now seems to have the ability to take away the voice of the people. It is necessary to look at our voting process and make the necessary changes needed to ensure the process of electing our President represents the voice of the people. By switching to a majority vote we ensure that the voice of all people are not only heard, but are represented equally, which is how it should be under the one-person, one-vote
The electoral college is the way the president is picked, but should it remain that way? The electoral college has too many ways to go wrong and as time goes on we 'll just see more of them, and in many ways, it smacks the idea of democracy in the face. It has picked candidates contrary to popular opinion and gives states disproportionate amounts of power in picking the president, along with other problems. In a country to supposed to stand for freedom and each citizen having a voice, how is that possible when people in one state are given more power over choosing the president than someone in a bigger state. As was previously stated, it gives certain states more power and makes the votes of people in certain states worth more than a vote
By choosing to create an entirely new political structure in the form of the national conventions, the Republicans were being proactive in their strategy of eliminating the opposition, rather than reacting to their fear of the state legislators. It is possible that there may have been an undercurrent of fear that influenced their decisions, but such an argument would be hard to
When the politicians of the party in power have drawn out the voters’ map, they maintain power over the lines of the map. This allows the politicians to select one representative from each district to represent the majority of the voters in that district. This can benefit a political party because it allows them to have more seats in the house. “Eliminating gerrymandering would not by itself dramatically increase the competitiveness of house and state….between the two major political parties” (Mann, Thomas
The primmest of them include the voter fraud. This generally happens when someone uses other person’s identity and cast votes. Another cases that have happened over the years was that the one used multiple times to do the polling. In order to stop this voter Identification serves as the perfect medium as people would be allotted with an identification a while polling that identification could be cross checked and thus the exact where about the person’s identity can be known. This won’t allow the frauds to fool around and thus proper justification could be
Short Paper Analysis With the onset of an imminent war with the Volscians, Rome found itself in a double danger as threatening differences between its various classes also spurred into internal struggle and conflict. The internal struggles were prompted when the masses of Rome were discontent with the relationship between them and the richer ruling class that they felt were being oppressive and maltreating. This example of double danger within the first century of Roman history gives way to prevailing themes and topics precedented within the Roman civilization however. First and foremost, the internal struggle between the various classes in Rome were inevitable due to its non-egalitarian societal structure, in which classes of people
V for Vendetta Argumentative Analysis V for Vendetta stresses how one person can change a whole country and effect all of the citizens of the country. This is an extremely important topic because today there are many tyrant countries that act similar to the fictional English government in the movie. The Government’s argument to the citizens is ineffective for multiple reasons, such as the fact that they lost trust in their citizens and the lost to V in the end. The Government is very selective with the evidence they portray to the citizens and hide a lot from their citizens. The strength of the evidence throughout the film decreases, which is proven through the fact that many citizens stop believing the news reports the government is putting out.
All these problems made it hard to trust her. 13 Should the American political system adopt proportional representation, compulsory voting laws and a national holiday for voting? The American political system should adopt proportional representation because it would make the voter feel like their vote counts. Compulsory voting laws and a national holiday for voting should also be adopted because it would force people to vote and not come up with excuses to not
This shows the severity that almost all men have been subject to assuming a false sense of conformity due to the control of government over our everyday lives. However, Thoreau implies that humans can revolt against their own government if they feel as if it is becoming too tyrannical. This idea is more practical than rejecting government as a
Without any political parties there would be not representation, voting would become exceedingly complicated than it should be, our government would change entirely. Although it would not become a lawless anarchy, it would become a dull, frail, lifeless government. Without the spark and fire of political parties, America would become lethargic and mundane. As previously stated; political parties are the heart and brain of America’s government. That means without political parties, America's government would become essentially lifeless.
If we look at most of our opinion when it comes to voting comes from the band wagon affect these days. Media often sways people’s perception on the candidate. I believe that voting doesn’t do us any good when it comes to electing the President of the United States of America or anyone elected to State Represenitive, Governor, or state local official. No matter who get the most popular vote or majority of the votes, the Electoral College always wins. To me this makes voting it senseless to me since the candidate that the American people have voted for will not get elected because of the Electoral College.
One reason that the framers of the constitution included the Electoral College is because they believed people will only vote for people in their own states and basically play favorites. However, in modern democracy it is evident that this system no longer benefits entirely the people of the states’. It must be modified because the restrictions that vary state to state through each election is now unnecessary in today’s society. In a presidential election an electoral vote should count the same as a popular vote no matter the circumstances. The states that remain mutual in a presidential candidacy election, where the populations are evenly divided causes an issue of winning the state
Nevertheless the partisan election of judges gives the voters what they want based on party affiliation along with qualifications. Appointing the judges on the other hand would only benefit that particular party affiliation. The outcome of judges being appointed would ultimately bring more harm than good. The plus for appointments would
The main criticism that “the current two-party system gives too much power to the extremists in each party” (Wheelan, 2013, para. 2). When people are chosen by the party to run, in many cases they represent the extremist views held and become the mascot for the party. The current system is skewed so moderates, the people some say are essential to politics, are not chosen because they do not represent the party strongly enough. These extremist candidates help to discourage education of the intricacies of individual issues because voters are forced into accepting how the party views the issue, due to either voting due to the candidate 's party affiliation, or being forced into choosing the extremist that comes closest to their own personal beliefs.
1. Equal representation is when each state sends the same number of representatives to make decisions. Proportional representation is when a proportionate number of representatives are chosen based on the states population. If there is a bigger population, more representatives are sent. The smaller states thought this was unfair because they thought they would just me controlled by the bigger states, and they would have no say in anything.