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 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.
This makes it difficult for candidates to reach out to this demographic to get them to come out to vote. The link between the different ethnic groups plays a role in the voting turnout as well. The Hispanic and African American communities tend to vote at lower rates than the Anglo (white, English speaking) Texans. With the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, the first black president, the vote within the African American community rose greatly and was about equal to the Anglo vote. Many politicians blame the 2011 Texas Voter ID Law as the cause for many of the issues with voter turnout.
The responsibility is on the citizens to get registered to vote. Many are too busy and do not have time. Others are registered, or at least they think they are, and find out on election day that there’s a problem and sometimes they cannot vote that day. Sometime voters are not aware and educated of the voting system and can get caught up by what social media/ news have to say about the parties and their candidates. As a result, they get caught up and end up not voting because they cannot decide who to vote for because of the influences that surround them.
Living in a democratic country is a privilege considering, we are not controlled by one, rather the members of a state have a say. Without unity, democracy may be at risk because citizens may opt out of democratic engagement. “Isolation Bad for Democracy” written by Tom Sandborn, covers topics on how this dilemma has various solutions. During these modern times, our economy is constantly fluctuating causing people to move, following their work. Socially, we may feel connected to our peers, but when it comes to reality there is a strong disconnection between human interactions.
The Peabody-Roosevelt gospel seemed to get it right: the world was not perfect, nor was it perfectible,”(Meacham 1).This does not define the individual American dream but how the government thinks we should be as a nation we can not prosper until we fail. Meacham does a good job on supporting the idea on how America has been built on learning from mistakes and improving the government to better lead the country, although we are constantly looking foward to improve we can not
Since the leader has all the power to himself, people then resign their general will to the government. Corruption could be lessened – or better yet, eliminated – since the power is limited when it comes to those who are in a lower position. Also, processing laws are implemented faster and easier unlike the process they do in democracy wherein two or three branches have to discuss it which then takes months and even worse – years. In this type of government, protection of the people is assured wherein laws that would be better for the common good are implemented. The only problem that would be bad for this is if the dictator seated is an extreme leader who would see violence as the best way to bring peace and stability to the country.
Politicians including Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, and Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul. Most Republicans are against wording but aren’t about repealing it, but they believe people are taking advantage of it. The Republicans argument against birthright citizenship, “that birthright citizenship needs to be changed to stem illegal immigration. They argue that having children become U.S. citizens is a motivating factor for immigrants to come into the country illegally and that when the child reaches adulthood he or she can try to sponsor their parents for citizenship.”(Kopan), in other words, they are creating “anchor babies”(Navarrette). This issue has only irritated Republicans, Democrats mindset is the more the minority, the better for us.
For the past century, voter turnout in American presidential elections has significantly declined, likely due to the fact that Americans do not believe their single votes are important. In light of more recent elections, political donations from corporations, identified or anonymous, have infringed upon traditional, American democracy. Although corporate donations to political campaigns have little effect on the public compared to the newly pivotal role of social media, these donations are founded upon a ruling that is classist, undemocratic, and corrupt, leading to unprincipled politics. This ruling is Citizens United, passed January 21, 2010. Fundamentally, the Supreme Court ruled that “corporations, unions, and other groups may engage in unlimited political spending
Arguments against defending the Idea and Government of democracy include the Efficiency of the system, and effectiveness. Many people believe that it is not the United States responsibility to defend system of democracy because our system is not perfect and new democracies often fail. But let us consider that our democracy has been around for 239 years and was in danger of collapsing for the longest time. If not America then who? , the Middle East would contain a Plethora of dictators and constant war if not for our interference.
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 my opinion it would make it much easier for Texas to actually have an impact on the polls in the election because our number would be significantly larger than any other state and it is true that voter fraud could still come into play at any given time but since it has yet to happen, voting in Texas should be secure for the time being. Survey
Substantially fewer voters are mentioning the personal characteristics of the candidates when asked what they like and dislike about them. Furthermore, rather than being an independent assessment of a candidate’s character, in the current age of polarized politics, these evaluations are more tied to partisan views than ever before, and hence less consequential.”(Wattenberg, March 2016) I think it 's important to make voters on both sides know that most people voted on issues, and
Voter ID laws are two sided, but most Americans feel that it is necessary to prevent voter fraud. Republicans feel that an individual should already have a state ID because this is required by so many government agencies. Unfortunately, the Democrats are the ones to be most likely affected due to their voters’ economic status, disabilities and age. Whereas, Democrats believe that it is a tactic to defer their supporters from voting. Even though voter fraud does occur, it is not as often as one would imagine.
At the age of 18, Americans have the right of voting for who they want to be in charge of our country. Many Americans have different opinions on which candidate they want to see in office; as a result, many are awarded with the candidate they choose. Others may not agree with the outcome of the election, but as a nation, we have to accept the outcome and still work together. People often choose not to vote because they feel their vote does not count towards anything, but one vote could change who wins an election. As citizens of America, we have the right to make the United States a better place.
Black women are disadvantaged to white women in ways that might affect their work force outcomes: they have lower levels of education, they are more likely to be unmarried parents, and they are focused on nontechnical jobs (Pettit and Ewert 2009). Therefore, black women may be lacking social and economic characteristics compared to white women in the labor force. Growth in the wage gap by education can help explain the wage declines of black women. Black women are more likely to drop out of high school than white women, therefore less black women attend college or even complete college. Although black women’s education has increased since the 80s, employed white women were over 13% more likely to have attended college.