The two major political party candidates from the election of 1988 is George Bush and Michael Dukakis.The political positions that the candidate George Bush held before seeking presidency was being a vice president for President Ronald Reagan and for Dukakis he was a governor for Massachusetts.The more liberal candidate was Dukakis because he was a democrat and the more conservative was Bush because he was a republican. Dukakis was more challenged by people in his own party during the primary election because the democrats thought that their party would need to win it all also they refused renomination.Since the Democrats had lost the 1984 presidential election, the Democrats in 1985 and 1986 were happy to find a new way to win the presidency.That 's why they made the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) to help out on Dukakis’s election. The main issues in this campaign was abortion, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools and prison furlough programs. Dukakis responded by saying that he was a "proud liberal".The Dukakis party tried to blame Bush for some of the scandals of the Reagan administration, such as Iran-Contra affair. Getting into that info made him almost the same level of power as Ronald Reagan.
This week’s lesson gave me more clarity on the-the Electoral College. It was confusing at first to hear that the popular vote does not win an election. Bush lost the popular votes, but won the electoral vote in 2000, cleared by the Supreme Court (POLS201). I think it is better for the candidate to worry about the crucial electoral votes than the popular votes. According to POL201 lesson book, former Senator John Kerry in 2004 and Al Gore 2000 had the victories in California, but Bush won both elections.
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The democrats have stayed with this system more so than the republicans because Nixon and Reagan buried their democrat rivals in the general elections and won by landslides so, they decided that when they have a candidate that they know will not stand up well against the rival party, that they have the ability to impact who gets nominated and possibly field a more successful candidate. If I would have been asked this question prior to this election, I probably would have said “Get rid of the superdelgates,” but now I’m not 100% sure. With a candidate like Trump, you see that he has a great voter following, more than anyone thought would ever take him seriously. Imagine if the Democratic Party had a candidate like Trump (some see Bernie Sanders as a “grassroots activist” in the Democratic Party although Bernie is not emotionally and negatively divisive). Trump may take the popular vote but, he may not get the “unpledged" delegates (Republican Party) or enough total delegates to get the nomination and for me, that would be a “pro” for the “super or “unpledged” delegate
In the electoral college, however, California has 55 representatives and Vermont has 3, meaning that California only has about 18 times more representation. This encourages presidential candidates to not only focus on the big states during their campaigns, as to increase their chance of being elected. Another problem with getting rid of the electoral vote is that maybe the population vote won’t be entirely correct. This could be caused by flawed ballots or a technology
State Rep. Randy Dunn D-Kansas City, has filed House Bill 497, which would adopt an agreement to elect the President of the United States by the nation popular vote instead of by the decision of the Electoral College. House Bill No. 497 comes in response to outdated and unjust Electoral College system. “Every Missourians’ vote should count the same,” said Dunn. “Whoever the majority votes for that given person should be the victor.
The system allows the election of a minority president. In this situation the loser of the popular vote wins the electoral vote. According to the "winner take all" method in which the candidate who receives the majority of the votes in the state wins all of its Electors, it is possible for the candidate to become the president even without having the popular vote. This is also the case of the 2016 presidential elections. In this case Donald Trump passed 270 electoral college votes but Hillary Clinton received more popular votes.
Overall, just because you win the Electoral College vote this does not mean that you will also go on to win a majority of the national popular vote as well. The race at this point is still far from over voters still have enough time to change direction and abandon their earlier views towards a particular candidate and the Electoral College vote gives voters an insight on what the race is shaping up to be like towards the final stretch). I believe the main pros and cons of the college electoral vote are the people amongst society play a vital role in deciding who will lead the country. Although the popular vote can be over ruled by the electoral vote the American citizens still have the opportunity to participate and educated themselves on the process of choosing the president. With the Electoral College comes its opposition, who believe that the considerations of the Founders are no longer relevant in today’s political system (Madonna,
In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush’s 271 electoral college victory over Al Gore’s 266, prompted renewed calls for reforming the electoral college. Al Gore had won the nationwide popular vote by more than 500,000 votes over Bush, yet he still lost in the electoral college. Several reforms were called during this time period, all different methods that would benefit the country. One of these reforms included a district plan, which would give electoral votes by legislative district rather than at the statewide level. This reform is similar to the current system in Maine and
I predict that in the Democratic Party I believe that Bernie Sanders will not make and that Hillary Clinton will win in the Democratic Party. In the Republican Party I believe that the next person to drop out is John Kasich. The next person that I think is going to drop out is Ted Cruz. That would leave Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party and Donald Trump in the Republican Party. In the Republican Party there is currently three people running for President because Marco Rubio has dropped out of the election.
A political party is an alliance of like-minded individuals who work together in an effort to win elections and control the government in their favor. They compete against each other for political power and the ability to put their ideologies into affect. There are two major parties in the United States, the Democrats and the Republicans. Their philosophies and political platforms are very different. Democrats believe in a strong federal government that has an active role in citizens lives while republicans believe in a small government that should have little to no role.
The Presidential Election is an extremely crucial process in the United States due to the President holding so much power and representing America as a whole. Furthermore, the Presidential candidates align themselves to the Democrats or to the Republicans in order to receive votes. Additionally, “An election for President of the United States occurs every four years on Election Day, held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November” (Presidential Election). Moreover, previous Research has shown that voters tend to vote through behaviors. That is to say, voters can vote solely on the candidate’s responses to the issues they will solve for the country and those can either be what voters want to be solved or against what they assume is