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.
Is Gerrymandering a Controversial Topic? Gerrymandering is a process where the ruling political party uses the map of their state to draw lines that create voting districts in favor of their party. The result of this is that it doesn’t reflect the voters political views. For about 200 years the government has used gerrymandering during political elections and it continues to be used today (King, Elizabeth) . But recently gerrymandering has become more controversial because people feel that it has taken away their rights as a voter and it swings the votes to one side by a big percentage.
Poverty in 1920’s America was defined by making less than a certain amount of money each year, which was determined by the government (BBC). The masses were indifferent to the amount of people impoverished, proving the mindset of false prosperity. The preconceived notions that the U.S. economy would be unimpaired were soon disproved by the Great Depression. People who were impoverished were getting loans, and buying luxury items (Facts). This lifestyle of believing in the false prosperity and not realizing the problems during the 1920’s of America caused people to suffer more.
In Invisible Men, Becky Pettit introduces the theory that many Americans are seemingly “invisible” due to the fact that most national surveys, such as the Current Population Survey do not include incarcerated persons which lead to skewed statistics that are misrepresentative of the United States population. Pettit argues that the exclusion of inmates from national surveys creates discrepancies in United States economic, political, and social conditions. Further, Pettit argues that mass incarceration has hidden racial inequalities for many years. Throughout Invisible Men, Pettit develops her argument by presenting numerous examples that show how the rising incarceration rate has lead to the invisibility of African-American men in our current society. The Current Population Survey only accounts for people who reside in households which leaves out a significant portion of the American public.
Firstly, the relationship between politics and money in the United States is now handled very poorly. Second, under the American election system, the neutrality of referees has not been well resolved. Because the federal election in the United States is organized by local governments, and this local government is not a state government. For example, I live in the community of Monterey Park, which has a population of 60,000. In this level of government, which party is dominant, whether the people who implement the elections can get rid of party struggles, whether there is a high level of political awareness, and whether it can be conducted in a fair election is a problem.
Andrew Romano’s article “How dumb are we?” contradicts the idea that citizens at least know the basics about their country’s political system and state affairs. He describes how surveys reveal that many Americans lack a common understanding and knowledge of their domestic politics as well as foreign politics. Some of his main arguments explain why the Americans are less aware of their country’s politics than the Europeans are, e.g. the complexity of the American political system, the decentralized educational system and most importantly that Americans are ignorant, not stupid. Romano also empathizes that the Americans’ lack of knowledge poses a threat to the American society.
The current mindset is that voting is a right but since someone else is in charge "aka" the electoral college,this vote is basically worthless. Culture is a definitive factor of voter turnout due to the fact that in many communities, they are discouraged to vote especially in the minority community.The way the society perceives voting affects voting not just at the moment but in future generations too as for the ideas are passed on from child to child. I is also an institutional issue because the nation as a whole isn't promoting the right to vote and why its necessary to the communities with the lowest voting rates. A proposed idea to increase the voter turn out is to make people acknowledge,voting is a civic right. We as a society must advocate the importance of voting for progress at an early childhood.
The way the electoral college is not fair to the people if it come to a tie or nobody reaches the 270 votes needed because their vote does not matter anymore and it goes to the house of representatives and they will side with whatever party they are with, Winner takes all method makes it so third party does not have any chance to win at all even if a 50/49 vote all electoral votes will go to the 50%, Lastly it needs to be abolished because it is not fair to smaller states and prefers larger states with having a lot more electoral votes than other states. The electoral college is something that was working in the past because the states were not associated with any party and with the changes to America and her people the way we elect our leader needs to change
In the 2009 report by Freedom House, Italy was classified as only "partly free", ranked behind most of the former communist states of Eastern Europe. (Freedom House 09) This becomes a problem for the citizens because they don’t know which news sources they can trust. In fact according to a December 2008 poll, only 24% of Italians trust television news programs making Italy one of only three examined countries where online sources are considered more reliable than television ones for information. (Sofres) Levels of political mistrust and misinformation combined with the high levels of corruption and organized crime in Italy set the stage for future political conflict. Human trafficking while being an increasingly global problem has also seen a large rise throughout Italy.
American culture is typically very anti-socialism. We don’t want share; we want to get rich. Therefore, in America, people are often expected to work for themselves to provide for themselves and benefit themselves. Universal healthcare goes against many of these standards and, as a result, America doesn’t have universal healthcare. In fact, in a recent poll, 54% of Americans were against the idea of government implemented universal
17 voters out of twenty told me that the media was more fair to Hillary Clinton. Majority of voters were disgusted by the media, but more importantly recognized that the media was unfair to Trump. This widespread view of the media is compared to bad weather by William G. Shade, Ballard C. Campbell, and Craig R. Coenen”THE ROLE OF THE PRESS AND MEDIA IN AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ”The news media are more like the weather—an atmosphere that obstructs, restrains, or destroys without purpose, motive, intention, or plan—a power to be sure, but a random one that nothing can really control (least of all itself). What makes this election so amazing is that even know the media may of be unfair to trump in a “Hugeeee” way, it didn 't stop voters from picking him and his strong views on issues as their next president. It could be said that even know the voters were constantly hit with bad weather, it didn 't let them rain on their parade.
I feel that in any other state, applying the new voter ID law would not have as big an impact as it would in Texas. Since Texas has such a huge population of immigrants trying to get their citizenship it limits many people that make up the majority of the population. According to the Texas voter data for the 2014 November election, out of 14,025,441 registered voters only 4,727,208 were recorded in the turnout amount. So, based off of this information I can assume that applying this law to Texas could significantly affect the voter turnout negatively. Being that Texas has such a low voter turnout rate, I feel that the voter ID law should not be applied mainly because of the issues with the ethnicity background of our population.
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.
“No taxation without representation.” In 1776, the British parliamentary system had many corrupt politicians that had extremely small electorates, with sometimes less than 100 voters having a say over who gets elected to parliament. In this respect, the British Parliament in 1776 was an extremely unrepresentative body by modern standards, regardless of whether you were a politician or a colonist in America. If the elites with the power in the British Parliament weren 't going to give proportional representation to politicians inside Britain, they certainly weren 't going to give it to some rebellious, self-reliant, upstart colonists thousands of miles away. American colonists believed that a representative assembly should mirror its
Darby Leaf Intro to Soc 4/6/17 I am going to start this week’s discussion out by defining the term dictatorship. A dictatorship is a form of government that restricts the right to participation politically to a small group, or even a single individual. A dictatorship could can censor information, and limit suffrage to the public. According to the reading, knowing who officially makes the decisions, says little about how the choices are actually made. Even though there are voting rights in modern day America, the voting rate is surprisingly low, struggling to even reach 60 percent.