That means a number of different things. First, the Party, with such a high number of one voting segment making up its ranks, does not have the capability to understand the viewpoints of minority voters. Secondly, with minorities being a large voting segment, the GOP can no longer win national elections without them. Finally, without the viewpoints of minorities, the GOP is more prone to hateful bigots like Donald Trump harnessing power in its ranks. Because of all those factors, it was easy for Donald Trump to gain power in the GOP and destroy it for years to come.
The recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has left a controversially delicate 4-4 split within the Supreme Court betwixt the liberal and conservative minded remaining eight Justices. In the wake of this doubly devastating event, President Barack Obama has been forced into the predicament of deciding whether or not he should nominate a replacement for Scalia, a situation which has been worsened by the current status of an election year. Unsurprisingly, many Democrats have shown support for Obama’s choice to appoint a nominee himself, while many Republicans have voiced support for an alternative: allow Scalia’s vacancy to remain until the next president has been sworn into office and is able to make the nomination. Regardless of support or disdain for his decision, President Obama has chosen to nominate Merrick Garland as Justice Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme Court. The anticipated
Time will tell us whether the positives of mass media outweigh the negatives. Regardless of one’s view on the pros and cons of mass media no one can deny it plays an enormous role in providing the voter with biased information. Some could go as far as saying news media outlets are the fourth branch of government. Don’t underestimate the role of mass media and research the information collected from these media outlets so as a voter your job is to be
The Bush and Truman doctrine have caused a heated debate between the people of America for some time now. Although many people believe that the Truman Doctrine was a better decision than the Bush Doctrine, both doctrines have had their ups and downs. Even though doctrines are solely based on the president’s decisions, perhaps the citizens should also get a say in the
Assessing Presidential Polls and Who Will Win the Presidency What presidential polls tell us Americans about the race between the candidates. The polls give the people of United States a general idea of who may win the presidential election of that year. The history of political polling has not been the most accurate in the past because the margin of error was large. Past polls have represented the wrong candidate being elected into office, in the early 1900’s and before it was not as advanced as it is today. Since the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the polls have become more accurate.
The presidential debate in 1960 was a stepping stone to how candidates could win a presidential race. This was the first televised debate that anyone had ever seen. It was significant in many ways because these candidates used the media to their advantage. They got to sway the audience into voting for them. Everyone, got to view how these two different men carried themselves.
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.
Bush who lead the polls in the wake of the Operation Desert Storm success, Democrat Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton who was gradually increasing in popularity, and the independent Texas businessman Ross Perot who appealed to the public as the voice of all fed up Americans. (Miller Center, 2015) During the beginning of the primaries Clinton endured a tough campaign as a result of having to deal with a scandal revolving around the Vietnam War and his ability to avoid the draft, a situation that caused him to drop twenty points in the polls. Critics also felt he lacked experience in foreign policy but coupled with the fact that he was a popular candidate in a state that has voted for Republicans in four of the last five presidential elections and that he seemed to attract a wide variety of people he was a more appealing candidate for the Democratic nomination than the other
I believe that, yes it would have an adverse effect on a presidential election because the more debates a democratic party or republican party has means that the public and other party members have time to learn about the candidates and the issues that candidate supports. For example if a person like Donald trump which is on the republican party goes outside to a lot of debates and shows he’s not afraid he could outshine his competition in debates and even win more votes over the democratic party that has its main runner Hillary Clinton at a disadvantage with less debate time. Yes debates influence candidate selection during elations because the person decided who to vote for knows the side they want, and they know what that candidate thinks
As an encouragement to vote most of us have probably been told, “every vote counts” at some point in our lives. In reality, this is not true in presidential elections due to the Electoral College and what it does. The Electoral College has flaws in it that can prohibit the outcome of the election from accurately reflecting whom a majority the people of the country cast their vote for. Not only will he abolishment of the electoral college change the outcome of elections, it can change the whole campaign process and the way some people in less represented states feel about voting increasing voter turnout. Every four years in early November we have the most important election that there is in this country, the presidential election.