Voters respond when they have choices between candidates, the bigger their differences the more people are likely to go out and vote. In this type of circumstance it is highly impossible for an individual to go out and vote when as an individual we have no knowledge whatsoever over politics. This in my opinion happens to be another good reason as to why voting turnout in Texas is so low. Although it may be hard to believe there are so many individuals out there who have no common knowledge on the candidates who are running in the elections, which gives them a good reason not to go out and vote. People want to go out and vote for a candidate they have much information over and know what their capabilities are, and this is very difficult for an individual who may not even know who is running in the elections or what is going on in the political
With this law not only can we prevent voter fraud, but also we can motivate the citizens in Texas to get an identification card and push them to vote. Citizens who already have an identification card may feel that it is their duty to vote, which can raise the voter rate in Texas. I feel that this law is not discriminating; it is just preventing voter fraud from occurring. As a minority, I do not feel that this law is discriminating me from voting instead I feel motivated to vote because as a citizen of the United States I can make a
Voter turnout in the US has been in decline for many years. It is the result of a wide variety of reasons, one of which is the disenchantment of the voter with the political system today. This seems odd, in that the only way to change the system is to get out and vote and replace the current politicians with new ones that will hopefully be able to conduct business and have a little less partisan politics. The voter turnout does tend to go up every four years when the presidential election occurs. This seems to interest voters to become more involved in the political process.
There are plenty of reasons Texas has such a low voter turnout rate. One reason mentioned in the Texas Civil Health Index is Texas demographic (Texas 20). Another reason is that people really believe that their vote doesn’t matter. Finally a third reason is, because people are simply not educated. Voting will change our lives; if we just speak up everything will be just the way we want it.
Many people choose not to vote in an election due to the fact that their vote is not effective in influencing the outcome of an election. This system of voting within the electoral college also generally favours large states over small states, meaning that they also do not have much influence in an election turnout. This problem requires reform because not only does it underrepresent the minority opinion, there is also a possibility that the winner might not be the candidate with the most popular votes. In fact three U.S Presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, and George W. Bush in 2000, were elected with fewer popular votes, only winning the election because of the electoral votes they received. 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.
Laws and rules that date back to times when it made it difficult for people to stand out and have a voice. Texas based their laws on family values, school prayer, against abortion, and against gay marriage. Another negative aspect of Texas its location next to Mexico. Since Texas is bordering Mexico, there has been a lot of illegal Mexican immigrants crossing the border unto Texas seeking jobs that belong to legal Texas citizens. Though has been stricter laws put in place to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing over into Texas, there is still dispute over the issue
With the Electoral College people are “Ignoring New York, California and Texas or nearly 30% of the population”(Passage 3) People may not even get to choose who they vote for. With the electoral vote it makes states like Ohio more important than Rhode Island because it is a “swing state.” The process for the Electoral College is not even the same in some of the states because each state has it’s own rules. It also makes elections so much more complicated than it needs to be. The Electoral College takes away power from the people, and that is the foundation that this country was supposed to be built on. The Electoral College should be discontinued because it gets rid of the people’s power that they have in the nation, it makes makes it so that every vote is an important vote, and the whole Electoral College system is messed up since each state has their own rules.
People that want to raise taxes has always been politically dangerous to candidates and public office holders in Texas. Calling for an increase in the role of government also is not advised in Texas. Any person that is running for government is likely to get less
Immigration in Texas has affected the political subculture of the state in the south. The new immigrants adapt to the old political subculture and because they are not legal residents of the state they cannot participate in political culture that can change the way they live specially in the southern parts of Texas like Hidalgo county, Texas where they have highest poverty rate in the nation with forty percent of the residents enroll in the food stamp program. In Texas colonias are unregulated settlements, they are considered rural subdivisions because they lack infrastructure, sewage, roads, and a water system. It is hard for Texas to make change when they have the largest colonia population in the country. The Texas government has played a small role in the colonias because the colonias depend on the local public funds and other resources which are often limited because of the growing colonia
Dear Mr. President, Here are the basic principles guiding my work as the Director in charge of Immigration to the United States: I believe there should be a limit of 675,000 immigrants a year because if there are too many immigrants in the U.S., there could be an overwhelming amount of unemployment because there wouldn’t be enough jobs and resources for everyone. I also believe that there should be thorough background checks on every immigrant entering the country because of terrorism happening in the world right now. However, I don’t think that immigrants from certain countries should be discriminated against because of their religion or skin color like has been mentioned by the president elect Donald Trump. Further, I believe
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.
The possibilities of Donald Trump winning the election are low because his votes can be drastically affected by his previous negative comments. This implies that Trump has been targeting people with racial negative comments that affect the whole United States. “The American people are not going to elect a president who insults Mexicans, Muslims, women, veterans, insulting virtually everybody who is not like Donald Trump.” (Bernie Sanders) This statement supports my opinion in which Donald Trump’s election can come to an end with his discriminating comments. The following points out the possibilities of Donald Trump winning the election are low because other candidates have a higher demand of votes. “I’m the only candidate, “she said,” who has
The controversy is that registered voters show ID before they 're allowed to vote. The state had failed to meet its requirement, under the Voting Rights Act, to show that the measure would not disproportionately disenfranchise registered minority voters. Even using the data most favorable to the state, Hispanics disproportionately lack either a driver’s license or a personal identification card. The voter ID law very probably reduces turnout, but not by more than a couple of percentage points. And although Democratic voters may be more affected by the laws, some Republican voters will be disenfranchised by them, too.
But you are more likely to commit a crime the less money you have and the average Mexican makes four thousand USD per year which is far from being able to afford a plane ticket. If you have enough money for a plane ticket then chances are that you are well off and there is no point for you to commit a crime since you already have money. So I’d say that the illegal immigrants that come through plane are most likely not a danger to us and have no intent to do any crimes. But another argument is that they are just trying to escape problems and that they’re having many problems in their home country. But that doesn’t give them permission to come in illegally, if they want to come into our country they need to come in legally.
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.