Getting rid of the popular vote would get rid of this idea that the peoples vote does actually impact the election. We get several voters who do really care about the election. We aren’t even close to the full population voting during the election. From this past election, people still don’t understand how Clinton won the popular vote, and lost the election, and then they think this is all unfair. But that is not how the founding fathers had planned for it, because if the majority always won, then the minority would always lose.
The Electoral College system is opposed by many people because of how unfair it actually is. The system is not working anymore which is leading people to not become involved in the voting process anymore. In the past it worked and was effective. People had representation. Each state gets as many votes as they have senators and representatives of the state.
The wealthy people are dominating the poverty people as well as tried to control the government too.(Doc. E) The government tends to support the richer people instead of the paying attention to the people who really needed help with finances and others. In Roosevelt speech, he says, “ I believed in providing for direct nomination by the people… so actual experience has convinced us that senator should be elected by direct votes of the people instead of indirectly through various legislature” ( Doc. C). Since most of the government was influenced by the wealthy people, Roosevelt believes that all people should have the right vote for the Senator so that they could have a voice instead of the government only listening to the wealthiest people.
Political Parties DBQ Political parties have been a controversial topic for a long time, even when the United States were just beginning. However, in the early days of the United States political parties were not the best thing for the new government. The parties often caused rivalries to form, and people could end up hating others just because they had different political ideas. Political parties would make people lie; they would cause people to get hurt; the government would also be negatively affected. Political parties in the early United States caused people to lie.
Abolition of the Electoral College There is a need to abolish the Electoral College because it is outdated and problematic. It has caused the candidates with less popular votes to win the presidency. Many people are against the Electoral College for this very reason. In the past the Electoral College has caused controversy because of its problems and there has been a need for reform. The Electoral College was created at the Constitutional Convention.
This was because of the colonists’ past experience with Britain’s king and him having too much power over the people. The Articles had filled a lot of holes in the government system but left many unresolved problems and because of this, the Articles are considered to be a failed government system. After the revolution, America owed millions of borrowed money to other countries. The government had no right to tax the states for money and thus could not come up with the owed money. The Articles of Confederation failed to solve the country 's problem of debt
The main problem in my opinion is that the Constitution wasn’t written clearly and the people in power in the government interpreted it different ways, some using it as defense for the powers of government and some using it to limit government’s power. This lead to the politicians having debate and disagreeing on certain ideas. After lots of debate, eventually two sides are going to form, and instead of working together to find a common solution, the politicians decided to go ahead and form two different groups. The whole system of political parties goes against unity in the government. 3.
Immigration is often talked about due to the presidential election this year. The two presidential candidates have very different views on immigrants. The Democratic Party believes that immigrants boost our economy and they should be able to stay. Meanwhile the Republican Party believes we should kick immigrants out and build a wall between the United States and Mexico, so it is harder for people to migrate over (Walsh). Over the years the laws involving immigration have changed as the world changed.
Roosevelt hurt our country because of his power- hungry presidency. He changed the court system so that it would be in his favor, by changing the Constitution and adding court justices. This was unfair to all presidents before Roosevelt because they had to work with courts that may not have been on their side. As far as I know, however, other presidents knew that that was the way the court ran. That the court was not always in one's favor.
One of the primary arguments to the credit of the Electoral College is that a winner can be more easily determined in the Electoral College vs the popular vote. The Electoral College has a system for handling ties (The House of Representatives), and is much more accurate than the popular vote. It is not possible to attain 100% accuracy when the voting population totals above 126 million, making for difficult logistics and guaranteed recounts, whereas determining a majority in a state to assign electors is trivial in comparison, thus “saving the nation ‘from the effects of an ambiguous outcome‘”(Hardaway 127). As well as being highly accurate in deciding a winner, the Electoral College also ensures that political candidates must campaign in nearly every state because of the power of each to affect the election, ensuring that every state actively participates in the political process. In addition, the winner-take-all system, also known as “unit rule”, while not always necessarily representative of the popular vote, “the electoral college and unit rule provide decisive majorities that lend stability to our presidential election system” (Josephson, Ross 162).
One advantage is that it eliminates victory based on solely on populations. This gives power to states no matter what size rather than the population of the state. If the Electoral College was not in place this will lead to campaign solely on the big states rather than all. The Electoral College will continue to create and maintain a two party system. It allows for some continuity and stability for the current government.
Many people will say the electoral college hasn’t caused that many problems. When you look at the big picture, both Republicans and Democrats have been hurt by the outcomes of some elections, mainly Bush vs. Gore and Obama vs. Romney. Republicans and Democrats are on board to abolish the electoral college. Just because the electoral college is in the constitution doesn’t mean that it is a good thing. If you look at the constitution you see all of the things that amendments have changed.
Should the Electoral College be Abolished? After the 2000 presidential election, and more recently the 2016 election, many have suggested that America abolish the electoral college, as it has elected the candidate with the lower popular vote on multiple occasions. Although a direct democratic approach to presidential elections (where the election is decided by popular vote) appears to many as an appropriate solution, this approach would grant too much power to large metropolitan areas, make rural votes practically irrelevant, and take away power from states. In order to prevent a situation like such, the electoral college should not be abolished—it must remain, but slight alterations should be made so that America is more equally represented.
Gerrymandering is drawing political boundaries so that your political party has a numerical advantage over the other party.1 An illustrative example of how to win a district through gerrymandering from a Washington Post article is on the right. Gerrymandering could concentrate opposing votes into a few districts to gain more seats for a majority in certain districts. Gerrymandering can also be used to help or hinder a certain demographic, like a political, racial, linguistic, religious or class group. For example, two terms used in gerrymandering are “packing” and “cracking”. “Cracking” is when officeholders decrease the opposition party’s votes by splitting its voters across several districts.
This made it possible because for one group to stop legislation that the other group wanted to pass. In each coalition, at least one party had to co-operate to form a government. The power coalition government had a difficult time getting a strong majority to pass the legislation. So this is when they got into election and political deadlock to improve their government.