7- In the 2008 Presidential election Obama carried the state, the popular vote was 8,274,473 for Obama and 5,011,781 for McCain. It was not close, Obama had a very large advantage. 8- In the 2012 Presidential election Obama carried the state, the popular vote was 7,854,285 for Obama
But only about 29 percent of the voters in each camp said they strongly support their candidates, and some 22 percent said that they chose their presidential hopefuls for dislike of the other party or candidate. As many as 82 percent men and 76 percent women, including Republicans, Democrats, and independents, are ready to elect a woman for president, which amounts to double the number of people who wanted to vote for a woman president some twenty years ago. A recent Bloomberg national poll showed a 12-point gap between Clinton and Trump, with 49 percent of Americans favoring Clinton over Trump (37 percent). "Clinton has a number of advantages in this poll, in addition to her lead," said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey. "Her supporters are more enthusiastic than Trump 's and more voters overall see her becoming a more appealing candidate than say that for Trump."
(New Hampshire Voting History) In recent polls from November fifteen, Trump was leading in Republican presidential primary polls, followed by Carson, Rubio, Cruz and Kasich. (Election 2016) However these polls have changed dramatically from August of this year. (Election 2016) On August 24th Trump was in the lead followed by Kaisch, Bush, Walker and Carson. (Election 2016) Kasich is focusing primarily on New Hampshire, and currently has the most support there out of the first three states to vote in the primaries . (New Hampshire Voting
Al Gore received more votes than George Bush. – True Based on the election updates, establishing later in two thousand, although it eliminated steps and measures to resolve the discrepancy that Al Gore received Five hundred and fourth thousand > George Bush, however by receiving <votes than Al Gore logically Al Gore should have held the Presidency. Therefore, Al Gore was elected President of the United States. –
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
Political efficacy is described as, “Faith and trust in government and the belief that one can understand and influence political affairs” (Mutz and reeves). The dearth of political efficacy is reflected in the mobilization numbers of the 2014 senate races. According to the Pew Research Center, only 38% of the voting-eligible population in states with senate elections turned out (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015). Pew finds that it was the lowest turnout since 1990 even though $1.1 billion was spent, 25% more than the 2010 election (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015). To be clear, the two numbers do not necessarily indicate causation, and there could be several other factors attributed.
The Republican Caucus has thirty delegates. The top three candidates were: Ted Cruz who had eight delegates, and 27.6 percent of the vote, Donald Trump who had seven delegates and 24.3 percent of the vote, and Marco Rubio who also had seven delegates, and then had 23.1 percent of the vote (Collinson, 2016; Republican Party of Iowa, n.d.). Other candidates had delegates, however it dropped down to three and a few ones so they will most likely not turn into top
The United States worldwide Presidential Election was on November 7, 2000 with the contestants George W. Bush and Al Gore. Both candidates were very popular to the world but it seemed that Al Gore was much more popular in a different way. In the election, Al Gore received 50,998,442 votes while Bush was behind him with 50,449,494 votes. That is about 548,948 less than Gore had. There were many undervotes in majority of the states with this election and more than one hundred million people voted out of each state and made it an extremely close election.
Wolf PAC has enlightened me about the domino effect that corporations funding candidates has in our society. Wolf PAC became a personal challenge because I was afraid of failing. However, I gained the confidence to spread recognition of the problem. At first, I only donate money, but after watching videos of people my age making changes in New Jersey, it made me believe in myself. Following this further, I started to bring awareness to my close friends and classmates in college.
It’s a fact that ninety percent of Republican voters are white. Therefore, the Party fares poorly in the nonwhite vote. “…Mitt Romney won just 17 percent of the nonwhite vote in 2012, down a bit from the 19 percent John McCain won in 2008 and a steeper drop from the 26 percent George W. Bush won in 2004. Had Romney performed as well as Bush among nonwhite voters, he, too, would have won Ohio” (Weigel, Sullivan, Lowery). That means a number of different things.
Over the years we have used electoral college to determine our presidents. Currently our system is for who ever gets the majority vote in each state gets all of that state’s electoral votes. Because of this system, there have four been presidents who actually lost the popular vote but still won the presidency. Obviously this system is flawed. There have been plans discussed to replace it.
According to the statistic of We the people, “most members of Congress are elected in landslide elections, and why 98 percent of incumbents are re-elected.” (385). It is actually hard for new candidates to win and replace incumbents because of redistricting. In other words, the results are almost in the desire of legislators, so the voting of citizens looks wasting time and money and does not express their right in the election. The purpose of election to look for the winner with the highest rate of votes, but gerrymandering interrupts that purpose and drives the result into their bias parties. Therefore, the election in America does not prove that it is a democracy country as far as existing gerrymandering.
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.