Ensuring the vote by drawing the district 's lines, entails that normal constituents of a party will have their right to vote violated. The Voting Right Act while allowing this dilution, does not consider the fact that the votes become so diluted that they are meaningless. Making a vote meaningless does not only throw the concept of voting out, but also the basis of this country, democracy. Democracy is the decision making process exercising the authority to solve public problem, according to the three principles of: Popular Sovereignty, Political Equality, Majority Rule. The principle of political equality is being ignored by making a group’s vote diluted to the point where it means nothing, makes their vote unequal to others. By stripping away the right to vote, people within the state are not correctly
For many years, America’s voting system has been criticized, with the main point of interest being the Electoral College. Some say that the Electoral College is necessary to streamline and simplify the voting process, while others say that it is outdated and takes away power from American citizens. After investigating the subject, it is clear that the Electoral College should be abolished due to the three major defects its critics find in the system; its undemocratic nature, its tendency to give small states’ votes too much power, and its disastrous effects on third-party candidates.
Voters rank the presidential candidates from their least to most favorite. If a candidate wins more than half of the first choice votes, then that person wins the election. The process functions similarly when used in the Electoral College; the candidate that wins the majority vote in a state receives the electoral votes of that state. However, if no one wins the popular vote, the candidate with the least number of votes is removed from the ballot, and more than one person can be eliminated in this round (Best). Those that marked the eliminated candidate as their first choice will have their votes transferred to their second choice candidate. Finally, the process is repeated until a candidate receives over half of the total votes (“Ranked Choice Voting/Instant
“Elections are events,” says Orr, arguing that convenience voting takes the historical and communal factors out of the voting equation. The idea of voting on days other than Election Day is still deemed untraditional even though, for instance, postal voting has been around for over a century now. People use convenience voting as alternatives to Election Day, they do not use Election Day as an alternative to convenience voting. This indicates that there is something special about voting on Election Day. Arguably, had voting been convenient on Election Day, people would rather that than use any forms of convenience
Voter ID laws are two sided, but most Americans feel that it is necessary to prevent voter fraud. Republicans feel that an individual should already have a state ID because this is required by so many government agencies. Unfortunately, the Democrats are the ones to be most likely affected due to their voters’ economic status, disabilities and age. Whereas, Democrats believe that it is a tactic to defer their supporters from voting. Even though voter fraud does occur, it is not as often as one would imagine. Over the years people have implied that “dead people” and illegal immigrants are voting. But according to the Washington Post, “2014 only 31 creditable cases of fraud occurred, which is little to none considering the billion that cast
When individuals vote on voting day the one rule to vote, one must bring with them is an ID. Examples of an ID are driver license, California ID, or a passport. The main reason a person should bring an ID with them is too avoid voter fraud. Voter ID laws should not be eliminated because it is a way to prove if the voter is a citizen, their eligibility, and to avoid voter fraud.
I believe that Americans should be required to vote. Compulsory voting allows everyone to have a say about who they think is fit in the government. It allows the polls to be more accurate and the number of votes increase. Required voting allows those who can 't or don 't have time to make it the day or time off work. Requiring people to vote is like a boss requiring his employees to get to work on time, it 's short and easy but also important and effective.
The fifteen amendment of the United States Constitution prohibit the federal and state government from denying the citizens the right to vote, based on that citizen’s race, color or previous condition of servitude. The fifteen Amendments finally gave the African American the right to vote, but also allowed them to be able to elect into public office. Although ratified on February 3, 1870, the promises if the 15 amendment would not fully realized for almost a century, thought the used of poll taxes, literacy test and other means. Southern states were able to effectively disenfranchise African American. Current controversies over the right to vote can be divided into two types of claims. The first involves the ability to get to the ballot box and cast a vote: these are
Every citizen has the right to vote, but not everyone does these days. It’s important that all people vote in the country and compulsory voting will assure that, because voting is not just a right, it’s a responsibility like Jury duty. Throughout the history voting laws had changed from time to time and from country to country and till now 30 countries around the world had used compulsory voting and got effective results and their countries developed due to good elections that were built in people’s opinion.
Mandatory or compulsory voting is the practice of making the entire population vote. Political scientists argue about which is preferred, and there are definitely reasons why people support mandatory voting. However, in this day and age, we have moved on beyond the ‘divine right’ of rulers to rule. Voting is the body of democracy, and freedom is soul of voting. Compulsory voting would be harmful in the united states because of the obtrusive lack of freedom found in forcing someone to do something. Compulsory voting should not be adopted in the united states.
The United States currently faces a severe problem with one of their governmental processes. In the democratic system of the United States, politicians are elected by voting from the citizens, in most cases. The problem the United States is facing is that people are no longer voting in elections for officials. This problem is discussed in the article, “In praise of low voter turnout”, written by Charles Krauthammer. The main idea behind this article is that voters are no longer interested in politics, as they were in previous generations. As the United States establishes itself as a superpower, the need for politics becomes less important to the citizens. Also, we are experiencing a shift in focus to developing more technology and building
Some states are already moving towards mandatory voting like Oregon. Mandatory voting would produce sincerely legitimate elections. It would prevent the alleviation of the different views of our politics. If voting was mandatory, more Americans would acknowledge and pay attention to the possible selections. I think that citizens need to be educated about the importance and history of voting and how it became a right before mandatory voting becomes implemented, so that citizens would understand why it is important to vote and therefore would be more likely to vote. If people are required to vote without why they would vote, they would do it, but only because they have to, meaning they will not care who they vote for. Because of this, it is useless
The citizens have the sense of stability since, this system of voting produces a majority government. They don’t need to stumble between elections due to unstable decisions by minority governments. This method is known to be simple, clear and decisive in majority of the cases. It also gives people a chance to vote a person rather than a political party. Therefore, the voters can evaluate the performance of the individual rather than just have to accept a list of candidates given by a party.
The right to vote was a privilege given to only a particular group of people in the past. The right to participate in the judicial system to some is an honor. This process allows people to voice and chose who they want in office or what issue they want to support. Voter Id laws are incorporated into our society as a form of control in order to keep people silent.
One of the things that makes America so great is its election process. The US elections are fair and not rigged by the people in power(as far as the public knows.) Despite this, there are still some people who try and get the elections to go one way. This is called voter fraud. Voter fraud can take many different forms, switching ballots, tampering with results, pressuring voters, and voting in the place of others. The last one, voting in the place of others, has sparked a debate about requiring photo ID to vote.