In “ Race in Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-income Citizens Don’t Vote,” Sam Fulwood III claims “ regardless of whether favored candidate won or a popular ballot initiative passed, our nation suffered because of a number of people who don’t vote at all” (par.2). I believe this too be true because I’m one of those Americans. However Americans change this, I can change this. Have you ever that expression, “The straw that broke the camel’s back”? Anyone of us Americans can be single straw. But even if that never happens, every vote counts. After all, it takes a whole lot of sand to make a beach. Have you ever wonder what it would be like if no one voted? Or would there be a bad president? Human history is written in are blood, and American
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Since the population has a lack of education, we do not think americans have the ability to vote wisely. We think
“The right to vote gives every eligible American a voice in our electoral politics. There's too much at stake to stay silent as this right is eroded. ”(Martin O'Malley).Voting is supposed to be a guaranteed right to all but in reality, this is not the case. It is to be expected that the political parties running for office enjoy the process behind the Electoral College. The political parties influence the American citizens to vote for their candidate as the next President in order to benefit from the candidate's power.
If you’re a minority party in any of the 345 seats, you don’t matter to the representative. This means that 89 million Americans are not represented in this system.” Additionally, there is no equal freedom to vote. In the last election, 10 million people had to wait more than half an hour to vote, which is a very high poll tax for the majority of Americans.
Few understand the basis of our government, which is popular sovereignty. We the people are in control of the government, it is not the other way around. Many people feel that their vote won’t make much of a difference, but they don’t realize that if they want change they have to work for it. The hopelessness of those who waste their votes reminds me of something my dad told me once, “the answer is always no, if you never ask the question.” Maybe if people put down the Cheetos and took twenty minutes of their lives to participate in their government the approval rating of Congress wouldn’t be so low.
No longer should we stand for this we have to insure that votes are actually making a difference in our country. What is the point not voting if we are just ignored and tossed aside? The Electoral College is the sole reason why some people just do not care about voting, because they feel like they don't make a difference in the matter, and that is correct in some degree because the Electoral College makes it that
The Founding Fathers never intended for most Americans to vote. In fact, the rules that decided who could vote were racist and sexist. When the Electoral College was created in 1787, while major major discrimination was taking place. While the Founding Fathers intentions may have been thought to be good, there is proof that their intentions had a more sinister background. In an article recently published by procon.org, the Founding Fathers never intended very many people to vote because that thought most people weren't qualified.
The electoral college insures that this won't happen, distributing electoral votes out fairly. Just because the electoral college does have many flaws, does not mean there are no upsides that resolve problems from having a popular
Citizens often feel their votes do not matter if they do not live in crucial swing-states, as their electoral votes are predestined for one party or the other. In states that do not punish faithless electors, residents may also fear that public opinion will not impact the way electors cast their ballots. Finally, as four Presidents lacked majority support but still took office it is not surprising that American’s have lost faith in the Electoral college system. Media outlets continue to voice this opinion despite fluctuating support over the last three generations. However, when the majority vote can not even sway a Presidential election it is difficult to predict how majority support will incite change in a system that is already disenfranchising
Evidence of this is in ”Unequal Participation: Democracy’s Unresolved Dilemma, American Political Science Review, Vol.91 No.1” by an Australian supporter of compulsory voting, this states that by compelling people to vote, we are likely to arouse them with an intelligent interest and to give them a political knowledge that they do hold at present process. This evidence helps explain why Americans should be required to vote because, if people don't vote, nothing will get fixed, for example: schools, offices, and, libraries. Although, it is possible to understand why some people might think that Americans should not be required to vote. They could say that people are dishonest and have the right to choose, or how compulsory voting is a restriction.
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.
Voting should be an guarantee for every citizen of the United States of America, and having to go through the forms of Voter Suppression shouldn’t be a option. Voting is a element in life that should be offered to people with the requirements, and every vote counts. As Barack Obama once said, “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we
Abi H. Civic Reflection Issue 1- Change in Point of View: In Canada, voter turnout has become a major issue; as there is a large amount of the population that does not vote in elections. Back in 2008, a total of 58% of the countries` population voted in the election. This is a startling low number, which since has begun to increase only slightly in recent years. In a democratic society, voting is essential for it to function with its full potential. Doing so enacts one of your basic responsibilities as a citizen, as well as shows that you are staying involved in your community and government.
However, one of the key characteristics of a healthy democracy is a high voter-turnout. If people do not turn up on Election Day, it is likely that they do not see the point of holding elections or the conditions are not suitable for them to vote. People vote because they believe that their vote has the power to make changes in the country. Voter apathy often develops when voters do not see voting as a way of voicing their concerns. America therefore continues to tread on risky ground, if a way of increasing voter turnout is not found.