In the past, the most efficient way to give citizens around the country an opportunity to vote was the electoral college, or so the founding fathers thought. Nonetheless, the electoral college should be abolished because citizens’ votes should all count equally all states should get the same attention from presidential candidates, and everyone’s voice should be heard. The electoral college system ultimately fails the citizens of bigger states because their votes don’t count as much as those in smaller states. How? Well, as previously mentioned, there’s 538 electors who are distributes
The age old question about should the Electoral College be abolished. First, lets define what the Electoral College means. Dictionary.com states it’s “a body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice president of the U.S” (Dictionary.com, 2015). We the people state it’s “the electors from each state who meet after the popular election to cast ballots for president and vice president” (Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, Tolbert, 2015). I would define it as each states elected representatives and senators will select the president and vice president of the United States (US) by casting their electoral vote.
270: The number of electoral votes one must obtain to become the president of the United States. America chose its leaders that way since September 17, 1787; the signing of the Constitution. This process, called the Electoral College was designed by the Founding Fathers to elect the most powerful man in the world. On election night, electors from each state pledge their vote for a candidate based on popular vote of the individual state. Debate has arisen on whether this system should still be used to elect a president after the election of Donald Trump.
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. The overall republican vote was to elect Hayes the electoral votes and while everyone assumed the democratic majority would power against that decision and promote that the electoral votes go to Samuel J. Tilden, instead a “compromise” was sought out to make what the Southern Democrats have been fighting for happen. The compromise said that the Democrats Rutherford needed the votes from would indeed give him the votes and promote the Republicans decision to elect Rutherford all the electoral votes if the federal Reconstruction troops in the south would leave and they would get at least one southern states representative in Hayes’ cabinet. After much pushing and under that table work from both political parties Hayes came out an
The 22nd amendment states that, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice...” Recent discussions and proposals have been put forth to repeal or modify the amendment. No person should have that opportunity to surrender to the charms of power. Two four year terms should be more than enough time to make a positive change for the nation. Two Presidential terms should be the limit of power, and I am not the only person who believes so. “Term limits… have [been] approved… in 19 states.”(graphics) Past presidents have supported the limiting of terms for presidency; two supporters were George Washington and Harry Truman.
“My purpose is to be president,” Kasich responded. “And those who are wondering about Donald Trump, if I go head to head with him in Ohio, I beat him by 18 points. I intend to go all the way, I intend to be the nominee, and I intend to beat Hillary Clinton by more than 11 points.” Kelly pressed on to question Kasich’s candidacy asking if he stealing votes from candidates that had a better chance of beating Trump. “I’m not sure who those people are but people counted me out, they said you know, he will never get to New Hampshire and we went to New Hampshire and we finished second,” Kasich said. “The people that are calling for me to get out are people inside the beltway.” A former Rand Paul supporter asked the Ohio Governor why libertarians should vote for him, Kasich responded with his beliefs in “smaller government, balancing the federal budget, and transferring money, power and influence out of Washington to the
This years presidential debate was the last hope for either candidates to win over the heart’s of voters. This years race to be president has been filled with many different characters. Twenty three candidates in total to be exact. The final candidates being for the republican party Donald Trump, and for the democratic party Hillary Clinton. They both went back and forth at each other making sly remarks, and stating the facts to upgrade their candidacy stock.
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.
Maansi Dasari Mr. Morris AP English 3 12 January 2017 The Electoral College: The last remnant of slavery Amidst the chaos of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, emerges a cacophony of voices screaming for Electoral College reform. Many are angered by the results, others are confused: how can one candidate receive nearly three million more votes than the other and still lose the election? The Electoral College has been the United States’ method for electing a president since the Constitution was ratified, and this is far from the first time that it has been criticized. Proponents of the system accuse current skepticisms of being partisan, and the skeptics of being “sore losers”. However, defenders of the Electoral College, such as Guelzo and
I believe that we should not have an electoral college and depend on them. There are numerous reasons why I think this. It does not allow us to have a fair way to vote and it doesnt let everyone be heard. 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.
General election day is held on the second Tuesday of November. During the general election, voters across the world cast their vote for their choice of President. However, American’s vote, known as the “popular vote” does not determine the winner of the election. Instead, presidential elections use the Electoral College. To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes.
Trinisha Sullivan ELA 8B presidential essay 12/17/2015 Essay #2 Why shouldn 't Donald Trump be president? I believe that Donald Trump should not be president because, Trump has a degree in finance rather than Law, Trumps Ban against muslims and He thinks he can fix the world 's problems. Trump shouldn’t be president because he has a degree in finance rather than Law. I believe that to be president you should have to have multiple degrees like obama who has four law degrees. The president of the united states should be highly educated and if you 're not I don 't believe you qualified to be president Donald Trump also shouldn’t be president because of what he said about banning muslims.
In 1912 Roosevelt decided to challenge Taft for the democratic nomination, and after not winning. created the progressive party, splitting the vote. Which is something most presidential candidates promise NOT to do. When you create a separate party, whether 80% or 8% of your voters come with you, you are taking voters from your Party. By doing this you are pretty much deciding that the third party wins, and in this case that was Woodrow Wilson.
Since my level of observation is country, I cannot randomly assign groups to the treatment group and the control group. Also, I cannot conduct a pretest because presidential term-limit always exists. For level of observation, I confine samples to countries within South America in order to match legal-origin, which is also referred as a predictor of corruption (Treisman 2000). All South American countries share British Common law origin and have presidency. Also, I exclude countries in the specific year which are considered as dictatorship based on DemocracyDictatorship(DD) Index.6 Since my hypothesis deals with first-term presidents only, I exclude countries in which the president is under his or her second-term or