Voter turnouts among union households have increased, but the membership base has declined during the same period (Page 148). Unless union political advocacy simultaneously appeals to and energizes a substantial fraction of nonunion households, it is unlikely to have significant effects on electoral outcomes. I believe that electoral outcomes can be changed. With myself as a leader we can drive the voting campaigns and sway more union members to vote more often in the primary elections. Political endorsements and get-out-the-vote campaigns are valuable to candidates.
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.
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.
The explanation for this is that the majority of citizens are not higher class hence they don’t have much leisure time, and as a result they are not very educated, at least not as much as a Senator. Then this less educated citizens elect their representatives, which as stated above are less educated and less superior to the common people and usually not because of hatred but because they don’t like superiority. For this reason the American people don’t always elect those which might be the best rulers but those that seem the most appealing to
Democracy is the most sought-after kind of government; most people think this is the best type of government. The other side who don’t think a democracy isn’t the best form of government are the people that already live in a democratic nation. But what is a democracy and why do people desire/ dislike this form of government? Today we’re going to dive deep into the core of democracy and how this form of government is being used in the United States. Democracy is government of, by, and for the people.
However, its main flaw is not confer on the designated meeting a true representation of the electorate. Cutting by riding makes possible "gerrymandering" to eliminate candidates "undesirable" who must be many more votes than in the neighboring riding to get elected. The proportional voting system is fairer and more democratic but it is criticized for generating government instability. The parties that are able to govern often implement alliances or coalitions with other political parties to obtain a majority in the House of Representatives. The game coalitions can give some small parties "hinges" a key role, more important than their actual weight in the formation of a parliamentary
People may vote blindly. Besides, not all of people have Internet in the United States. Teledemocracy will lead to a divide between the information rich and information poor. Ultimately, it will make a serious problem of democratic system. Direct Democracy is dangerous if mob rule happens.
However, they do not seek the voices of the minority groups they advocate for, often pursuing their own interests and fight for what they believe is “right”. They lack a widespread perspective of all sides, and simply do as they please. This can be an issue as they could be consciously favouring the interests of upper to middle class donors (Ross, 2018), as the lower class may not have the extra money to spare. Another disadvantage to interest groups are their lack of reach. Political parties are well-known throughout the country, as voters in a democratic
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
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.
If the people were to elect the president directly, certain situations/problems wouldn’t be as analyzed like the Electoral College analyzes it. (McGraw Hill pg.385) If we were to get rid of the electoral college the states with a higher population would dominate the elections, therefore, leaving the small rural states unnoticed or with no voice. That would be very unfair towards rural areas, the present system gives the state’s power more strength and secures our federal system’s strength. (McGraw Hill pg.385) In order to make our voice be heard toward the candidate of our choice we should participate in campaigns as well as voting. The majority of our population doesn’t take the time to get politically involved and vote, making their opinion towards our government overlooked.
This doesn’t mean everyone will. As the Port Huron Statement points out “each individual sees apathy in his fellows” and this “perpetuates the common reluctance to organize for change.” People having the ability to affect the government and its proceedings means it’s a true democracy; government “for the people by the people.” People don’t always take advantage of this, however those that do contribute to the democracy as a whole. Lobbying allows people to influence politicians, but it’s not the only way. Just writing letters can create change or at least make the politicians aware of the problems. Citizens don’t always take advantage of this, but the option to do so is always present and available if citizens would like to do so.
I support this new change because it seems like a good idea to let younger people have the chance to voice their opinions. This new change could lead to having more people interested in politics, it could also bring a bigger younger demographic of voters to vote, and it could bring a better representation of the opinions in the county. This