I Endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done. Virginia Woolf The day has finally arrived, and there’s no easy way to say this: I decided to endorse Donald Trump as candidate for President of the United States. I know that by doing this I risk losing a few Facebook friends, and maybe some clients. So be it.
There are different types of primaries and caucuses that can occur in states. Open primaries allow for voters to cast a vote regardless of prior registration and party affiliation. On the other hand, closed primaries require voters to register before the primary occurs and only allows them to vote for the candidates’ party that is hosting the primary. A compromise occurs with hybrid primaries where voters who have not registered with a party can vote for either party’s candidates, but those who have registered with a party can only vote for the candidate whose party they registered. The main difference between a primary and a caucus is in how they are run.
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
If there is an election that has captured the imaginations of millions of citizenly across the world, it’s the US presidential elections. The paradox is that it is not a direct election per-se where the American people elect a president directly but rather a situation where members of different states elect representatives of an electoral college which in turn elect the president and the vice president. This quadrennial event comes with disappointments and major surprises as well. The last elections led to the election of Barrack Obama as the president of the United States after facing cut throat competition from Mitt Romney. The world was taken on a tour of meticulous Campaigning coupled with jibes at opponents and revered historical speeches
This implies that a President can voluntarily resign or be pressured to resign by the Governor General, Prime Minister and Governors, triggering another election so that the people can choose a new President. ROLES & POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT The Head of State would, in this model, perform the ceremonial duties of a national representative. Because the Governor General’s position is retained in this model, those roles and powers would not transfer to the Head of State. Instead, the Head of State would only have 1 other power, which is codified, the ability to “appoint and dismiss State Governors at the behest of the Prime Minister”
The Electoral College establishes a group of electors who pledge to vote for the candidate of a specific political party. However, since this method of election is not completely reliant on the popular vote, it is possible for a candidate to become a minority president: a president who only received a majority of electoral votes (and not of the popular vote). Thus, the question arises whether the Electoral College is an appropriate method of selecting a president. After further analysis, it becomes clear that the Electoral College is not a proper mechanism for electing the president.
If no one cared about who was elected, or who won, our country would not be where it is today. Even though people will want their candidate to win, they will also accept defeat. Caroline Gilpin notes “the country could move forward with the peaceful change of power.” (Gilpin online.) If we look closely when the quotation say “peaceful change of power”, we can clearly see that people are willing to accept defeat and peaceful at that. Another important part of democracy is voting.
Although there is no law that any candidate has to concede Trump is on a slippy slope , Trumps evaluation of a generalization is the hole bases of his not conceding defeat. Trump going on to say that he will concede if he wins. Trumps generalization is based on a study done by Pew saying " Many election experts say the kind of voter fraud Trump is talking about — voter impersonation
Primaries help determine a front runner for an election and then sets that candidate apart. Quite often the front of the primaries will win the election because of how they established themselves early on. For instance, if the candidate was to win the New Hampshire primary that would set them apart and potentially make them the front runner. Therefore, giving them momentum to help gain supporters and set themselves apart. The introduction of primaries completely changed the system of elections
“If this system was so framed as to command that respect from the people, which every good free government will obtain, this provision was unnecessary” (Brutus 4). •People will not support laws that the magistrates carry out by themselves and shouldn’t be expected to, since it is a free government. •The right of election is given by the people, but the Congress has the power to change the time, regulations, and place of the elections. •If the federal government moves the elections to the capital, only the high-ranked people from the society would be able to attend and they would choose people from the same class. People from the interior parts are excluded from the election process, and the representatives of state will be elected by 1/10 of all the votes.
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
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.
Even today, the Electoral College ensures that “the preferences of minority voters count for almost nothing” (Hoffman). The popular “winner take all” system of distributing electoral votes at the state level fundamentally disenfranchises the conflicting opinions of minority votes (Hoffman). In alternative systems of distributing electors proportionally or using the national popular vote, the ballots cast by minority voters across the country would significantly add to one candidate’s total. In this manner, the effects of the Electoral College with regard to suppressing minority votes is appallingly similar to the types of political gerrymandering banned by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (Kelkar) The minority votes, even if they comprise 49% of the state population, get virtually nozero electoral representation in the vast majority of states.
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.
He believed the people should have the power to elect their president. Jackson also surrounded himself with people who supported him. He had replaced the “corrupt bargain” with the “spoils system” in doing this. During his during term he did not do much, but in the reelection his beliefs about the Second Bank of the United States was the main point that determined who would be the next president. Jackson won with flying colors and he was onto his second term.