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.
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
As of 2012, only fourteen percent of judges were Latino and what is even more disturbing is that only two percent are African American. Nevertheless, the percentage is small, and that has raised concern within minority groups that feel the "larger partisan judicial races make it difficult for minorities to get elected to judgeships, and that Texas judges do not reflect the diversity of the state." (Champagne & Harpham, 2013, p. 292) Ultimately, this will change over decades more and more, as minorities in Texas become the
In that case, the yellow will have no right to vote. However, If the yellow can redraw the disctrict lines however they want, they can still win with less voter then purple ( 3 yellow and 1 purple). Another example of gerrymandering is the voting in 2012, Pennsylvania Republicans lost the popular vote, but they still won 72% of their seats by redrawing the districts line in a weird looking way but it contain the area have most of the voter and high
If we look at most of our opinion when it comes to voting comes from the band wagon affect these days. Media often sways people’s perception on the candidate. I believe that voting doesn’t do us any good when it comes to electing the President of the United States of America or anyone elected to State Represenitive, Governor, or state local official. No matter who get the most popular vote or majority of the votes, the Electoral College always wins. To me this makes voting it senseless to me since the candidate that the American people have voted for will not get elected because of the Electoral College.
Voting has been given as a right to all citizens of the country, unfortunately, people are educated about how to vote however not many citizens are educated about all kinds of voting in each state. Normally the most votes people come out for would probably be for the presidency, and not have enough knowledge of other voting’s of the state, such as selecting a mayor and that is how Texas loses votes by uninterested voters. After reading the articles, I see that voting advocates are working hard to get a higher voting percentage in Texas. It is a very good idea to get voting registration online, by mail and as well as on the Election Day. For many individuals it is very difficult for them to get the time to leave work and get to the election site, followed by standing in a long line and realize that they are not registered in that county causing them to go to a different election location would definitely change the voters mind from my personal experience.
For instant, if I was a Republican this would be a great opportunity to lead in an election. Since most of the people voting Democrat, will possibly be turned away because they were unable to provide the required documentation by law. However, if I was Democrat, this could be considered a hindrance for my supports to vote. I really don’t see the equality of how an individual can be allowed to vote by absentee vote if they are not on active military duty. For instance, college students, who are permitted to vote absentee.
If you have lived in Texas you would have to vote for a slate of 34 Democratic electors. Anyone can be elected as the electors that are going to be voting for you. Voters can sometimes get confused about who to vote for and vote for the wrong candidate. Electoral college is unfair to voters. Because of the winner take all system candidates don 't spend time in states they don 't have a chance of winning, focusing only on the tight races in the “swing” states.
One of the biggest worries when people talk about compulsory voting is the fear of uneducated votes randomly swinging polls all around in no orderly fashion. Compulsory voter supporters argue that the abstention option is all that is needed to solve this problem. However, research conducted by Trevor Burrus found that between twenty-nine and thirty-six percent of previous non-voters who chose to not abstain could not tell you who they voted for upon leaving the polling place. Compulsory voting creates a stigma to make people want to cast a vote and make their vote matter if they’re going to be forced to come out anyway, this causes people to not abstain and just pick any candidate or the one they have heard their name the most. Another commonly used tactic to cleanse the polls is to put a fictitious name on the ballot to grab at least a chunk of the uneducated or random votes.
Introduction In today’s political world, there is a large part of the population who votes in elections marred with electoral fraud and malpractice. These people suffer the consequences of having non-representative governments where the government does not reflect the votes and will of the people. One would think a country devoid of fraud during the electoral process would remove previously cheating and poorly performing incumbents, resulting in better functioning governments, which is untrue. Removing electoral fraud from an election does not guarantee that the previously fraudulent or poor performing incumbents will be removed from office. Why do Fair Elections NOT Result in Better Representatives?
This affects the opportunity of Hispanics attendance to college contributing to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates. A college degree education plays a key role in how much income one will and can bring in. For example, a study conducted at Rockhurst University in Kansas City found that “being at a disadvantage in the world of academics is shown in the types of jobs that these minorities have. In 2000, blacks and Hispanics were almost twice as likely as whites to work in the service sector, such as food service or cleaning service, with compensation at $12 per hour” (Restituto and Miller). Hispanics with no college degrees in Kansas are in academic disadvantage as found by the Rockhurst University in Kansas City since the opportunity to attain a college degree depends on the personal income.
By 2013 natural increases accounted for only 54 percent of population growth, while international immigration accounted for about 16.8 percent and domestic immigration for about 29.7 percent. (p. 20) Is not only illegal immigrants incrementing the Hispanic population in Texas, but the Latino community from different states coming to Texas because it has more to offer than others. Is not that different from the impresarios from the 1920’s that came to Texas, people are migrating to Texas because of the low cost of living and high end jobs, more from inside the United States than internationally are contributing to this mixing of cultures in the state. Urbanization and suburbanization are making Texas more of a High Tech State, leading with health technology, changing the point of view of Texas as a big Cattle Ranch where people only care about Church, One Party voting and
Another analysis also shows that the there is the grant is given to those that my not be benefiting from it the way the government wanted it too. In Figure 1.2 it shows the average number of grant recipients who graduate compared to non-recipients. Looking at this figure we see that it is also split among demographic areas. Looking at this we see that although many minorities do succeed better with the Pell Grant, they still fall short compared to the majority white, early 20s with an English speaking background. The issues that cause this are that while the grant does give some money the analysis shows it is not enough.
In the everyone was eligble to vote because immigrants had driver’s licenses.By having this law or rule implemented to vote, the undocumented immigrants won’t have a chance to even vote which they genuinely might want to. Not only is this going to leave one less vote, but there are a million undocumented immigrants so by having this we are missing that many votes. This will leave the party who doesn’t like immigrants more chance to win since undocumented immigrants can’t vote and elect the candidate who will want change and will reform this law. The DMV also states the requirements it needs in order for you to vote “Many state agencies provide voter registration services. as long as you are also conducting DMV business, such as: Applying for a new driver’s license or ID card.