A positive attribute is the Electoral Votes allows multiple regions to be in focus, benefiting the entire population. However, a negative of the Electoral College system results in a system in which certain states are ignored in the electoral process, either due to their number of electoral votes or depending on which way their vote swings. In, addition to that issue, the popular vote seems to be not accounted for, as seen in the most recent election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Overall, the Electoral College should be eradicated from the Constitution, mainly because it is not an accurate representation of the peoples of the nation's vote, and voters have access to information to make an educated vote. Being so, more states need to enact the National Popular vote so the Electoral votes will have to be based on the popular vote of that
No longer should we stand for this we have to insure that votes are actually making a difference in our country. What is the point not voting if we are just ignored and tossed aside? The Electoral College is the sole reason why some people just do not care about voting, because they feel like they don't make a difference in the matter, and that is correct in some degree because the Electoral College makes it that
For the government to be truly accountable to its citizens, those citizens must vote; they must express approval for policies and policy makes they like, and disapproval for those they do not (Coleman et.al). Lijphart and Ranney have positioned their stand with regard to voting and nonvoting. For Lijpart, compulsory voting is a prerequisite in order to have a strong democracy while Ranney’s view of nonvoting is that it is not a social disease. Comparison with these ideas is vital because there’s a need to fully appreciate the relevance of voting in a democratic state. High voter turnout could mean that people are satisfied as to how the government provides for their needs and promotes their general welfare.
Americans ask, “Why do we vote?” It’s really a silly question isn’t it? This is a serious issue, many people believe that their vote doesn’t count and will not affect the presidential election. These people then complain about the way things are. “Your vote is your voice.”
For instance our local government decides new laws that will be passed for our towns, the places we can live, and the places we can walk, and even things like businesses that are able to be open or need to be torn down. We may not think so but our votes are also important in the state and national elections as well. These are the people we will be depending on for the next term and the individuals we will have to look up to whether we like to or not. These are the people who budget our money and the individuals we are trusting. It is very important for us to go out and vote, it impacts us as an individual.
However, one of the key characteristics of a healthy democracy is a high voter-turnout. If people do not turn up on Election Day, it is likely that they do not see the point of holding elections or the conditions are not suitable for them to vote. People vote because they believe that their vote has the power to make changes in the country. Voter apathy often develops when voters do not see voting as a way of voicing their concerns. America therefore continues to tread on risky ground, if a way of increasing voter turnout is not found.
They also believe that mandatory voting would make people choose random candidate in order to just do their duty and not get fines or other punishments, but that’s not true because people had already gone to choose so they will take their time because they are already there. They also argue that quality rather quantity is prefered to achieve successful election and strong government, however, having large numbers of people will show exactly the amount of support for that candidate and the one that they choose to run their country in the future and lead them to better country. Voting doesn’t need the political knowledge, and everyone can choose the right person without having any idea about politics. When government forces the people to vote that means it’s so important for the country, and they don’t just do it for no reason. Mandatory voting is a huge change maker, it affects the country in many ways; socially,politically and economically.
Although, Thoreau does not like the way government rule however his not an anti-government. He believes the government is necessary for ruling the country, but the corrupt government is not beneficial at all because it is only benefiting people who are involved in the politics. He believes government power should come from the people and citizens should receive all the advantage than political leaders. Therefore, Thoreau thinks the current government is flawed; thus, we must create new form political system. When he mentions this statement his intentions become more clear “I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.
Although this is very unlike as mentioned, most people of America are too worried about self gain and self interest, and the facade of society places a biased view on anything linked to communism. Too many immediately reject any idea of communism. It can be seen that not significant work was done in the world in “Anthem” and that extreme forms of communism are likely to fail, but a less extreme form like socialism could possibly save the world from corruption, and could bring the world back together as
When a person casts a vote they are taking the chance that enough people will vote the same way as them in order to accomplish their goal. The problem with this is that “Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it,” (Thoreau 430), when they are on the side of the minority. Thoreau believed that because of this people should do more than vote and take a stand. In order to show his objection to the war for instance, he decided not to pay taxes that would go to fund it, and encouraged others to do that same.
Meaning they will do anything as long as it doesn 't threaten their principal goal which is reelection.” (Arnold, 5). Reelection is the main goal but members of Congress will do other things that are beneficial to their constituency unlike the theory that Mayhew brings up. Although, congressmen have to watch out for what they say and how they act since there will always be an opponent who will attempt to bring all those things to light to use them as an advantage and most of the time is decisions and conditions that the public hasn 't even noticed and wouldn 't at all if it wasn 't for the robo-challenger. In addition to that reasoning congressmen are extremely unpopular with the public because they have to take into consideration the input of experts, generalist and ordinary people.
People are not necessary informative of the voting system right now, the truth is that we, as voters, are not getting our votes counted like they should be. Even if we vote, if our choice of candidacy's number of votes are more than the opposed candiddate's number of votes, clearly, the state's vote is for the candidate with a lot of votes. Now let's say we have 47% and the opposed candidate has 53%. That 47% means nothing because the 53% has outnumbered our choice of candidacy which mean a big lost for us. Which clearly is unjust for the American voters.
David Setaris wrote an important reflection and criticisms about the undecided voters in the American elections. Information is crucial for all voters when making the decision about which candidate will be better as leader for the American people. Analyzing the candidate platform, their point of view, and perspectives are important things to look for when making the right decision .Undecided and confused voters are an easily influential target, who end up making the wrong decision .Political affiliation and decisions are individual rights that should always be respected.
Next, one has to consider whether institutional or attitudinal electoral influences is more persuasive when explaining the voter turnout decline observed since the 1960’s. Piven and Cloward’s notion that party systems, electoral practices, and institutional barriers discourage and limit voting, as seen with the and Motor Voter Act, can remain true, but should be analyzed through the lens of registration. The Motor Voter Act was successful in regards to increasing registration and interest in voting. However, there was no significant increase in the voter turnout after the Motor Voter Law was implemented. Concerning Powell’s studies that voter turnout is disadvantaged by party systems, registration requirements, distance to voting location,
An issue I am passionate about is… …feminism. I believe that there is a common misconception, particularly by men, that once voting rights for women were established, feminism was no longer necessary. Unfortunately though, that is definitely not the case. Women still make less money than men for the same jobs, sexual assault cases are way too frequent, and women are underrepresented in almost every professional field.