I chose to do my assignment on the Nate Silver speech about how racism affect how you vote. Nate talked about the election where for the first time in the United States, a large white group of voters voted for an African-American candidate for President. Barack Obama did quite well. He won 375 electoral votes and about 70 million popular votes. This was more than any other presidential candidate ( of any race, of any party ) in history.
Donald Trump is a conservative billionaire running for president in the United States. According to CNN, most of the people who voted for Donald trump are the first time voters throughout 31 cities in the country. There were more than 150 people who showed up in droves to see Donald Trump, men and women overwhelmingly white because they are frustrated with the countries first black president, “Barack Obama”, fearful that they are being displaced by minority and immigrants and nostalgic for the way America used to be. Throughout the essay, I will mention why Donald trump shouldn’t become the president because of how he is stereotyping religions. In the incendiary statement, that comes within the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., Trump says, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension.
Political endorsements and get-out-the-vote campaigns are valuable to candidates. Union members vote more often in general elections than do nonmembers (or their own family members), and they vote for endorsed candidates about 15 to 20 percent more often than nonmembers do. But union members do not vote
During the 2008 election African-Americans came out in much larger numbers than the previous years. The 2008 presidential elections were said to be the most racially and ethnically diverse in U.S. history, with nearly one-in-four votes cast by non-whites, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. The voter turnout rate among young black eligible voters was higher than that of young eligible voters of any other racial and ethnic group in 2008 (Lopez and Taylor). African- American women and younger African- American had much larger voter’s turnout than the previous presidential elections. 95% of all African American votes went to the democratic candidate Barack Obama.
The third Republican Debate is now in the books, after the top 10 leading GOP candidates debated for more than two hours. There are now less than 100 days until the first ballots are cast. This debate was a very important for many of the candidates campaigns because they are now approaching the “make-or-break point” of their campaigns (Diamond). Only a few candidates rose to the occasion and gave a strong performance that could boost their standings in the polls. Other candidates did not leave very happy from the debate.
He remarks that while the European Union (EU) tries to transcend the state without necessarily having the properties of one. This has led to widespread Euroscepticism within its borders, challenging Brussel’s authority. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center showed that only 51% of respondents across ten EU member states supported it. This sentiment is augmented by the refugee crisis, which has strengthened nationalistic and anti-immigrant sentiment among some political groups, the most prominent being the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), who increased their support the most by percentage between the 2000 and 2015 parliament elections ("Results of the 2015 General Election"). Meanwhile in the Middle East, he observes that the infighting between various religious and ethnic groups has undermined the stability of the individual states, even going as far as to call them failed states.
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
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.
Since the 1970’s, women have been able to attend service academies. Even in the 1990’s, they were allowed into military roles, but with many exceptions so that they could not perform in combat. Furthermore, women “earn more than 44 percent of master’s degrees in business and management, including 37 percent of MBAs” (Warner). Although there are many women who have high degrees in business, the Fortune 500 board is only about 17% woman. Women have shown in the statistics that they are capable of achieving high business degrees, so it does not make sense that they are not owning more higher ranking businesses.
"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.
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
In the 1992 presidential election the candidate that got the most swing state votes also won the election; out of 17 swing states for that year Clinton, the winner, won 11 of them. For every rule there is an exception and the 1996 presidential election is just that. President Clinton ended up winning the election over all; however his opponent won in the swing states. Clinton was only able to win his second term because he won 31 out of 50 states over all. During the following national election, 2000, Bush won the swing states by 72,949 votes.
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.
In the 2012 election, black turnout exceeded white turnout by 67% to 64%.United State finally have the first ever black president in 2008. 43 out of 435 representatives are black whereas in 1963 only 5 out of 435 are black(norris 95). Which prove that black are rising and have more voice in
The Electoral College is a crucial component of how the President of The United States is elected. The votes cast by the Electoral College can outweigh the popular vote of the American public, so it would be consequential for the American public to be aware of the Electoral College and have at least a basic understanding of how it works. This, however, is sadly not the case. Even some of today’s elected officials are not up to date on how the government works. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute ran a poll of twenty-five hundred randomly selected Americans, out of the members of that poll that were elected officials only fifty-three percent of them answered correctly when asked if they knew what the Electoral College’s function was.