Though Al Gore won the popular vote by 48.4% Bush won the votes of the Electoral College which resulted in him winning the Presidential election. Another example that presents Electoral Colleges distorted nature is the 1996 election in which Bill Clinton achieved 49% of the popular vote and went on to achieve 70% of the Electoral College vote. However, this is a weak argument as prior to this election it never occurred that a running candidate had more Electoral College votes without gaining the majority of votes in the national popular vote. A national popular vote would allow democracy to function in its most pure form by selecting the President based on the national popular
Patrick Kim HIS-112 US Hist Since Reconst August 4, 2010 The United States presidential election of 2000 was the epic battle between Republican candidate George Walker Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore. At the time George Bush was the governor of Texas and Al Gore was the Vice President to Bill Clinton. The unfortunate outcome of the election was the victory of Bush narrowly winning the November 7th election with 271 electoral votes compared to Gore’s 266(Federal Election Commission). The winner of the election was determined by the 25 electoral votes coming from Florida and this is where the major controversy stems from. Clearly, some awry events occurred that prevented the election of the true President of the United States, Al Gore.
US History 939-943 Victory for Nixon • Vietnam proved a less crucial issue than expected. • Both candidates were committed to carrying on the war until the enemy settled for an honorable peace. • Nixon won one in 1968. • He won 301 of the electoral votes with a 43.4 % of the popular tally. • Nixon was the first president-elect since 1848 to not bring in one house of congress for his party in an initial election.
In August 2011, Cain came in fourth in the Iowa Straw Poll, beating Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. He won the Florida Straw Poll a month later. Cain has won over supporters with his direct, no nonsense approach to reforming government. His plan for creating a fair, flat tax for businesses and individuals (999 plan) has come under fire by critics for being unclear and for potentially placing a greater tax burden on lower-income Americans. His sense of humor has also landed in political hot water for making jokes about building a electrical fence on the U.S. border.
[pic] |Project 2.1.1 Majority Vote | Introduction The United States 2000 Presidential Election between George W. Bush (Republican) and Albert "Al" Gore (Democrat) will be best remembered for the controversy over who won Florida's 25 electoral votes, and ultimately, who won the presidency. |[pic] |At the heart of the controversy was the use of antiquated and unreliable paper ballots. The use of | | |these paper ballots resulted in an unacceptable amount of over-votes and under-votes. An over-vote | | |occurs when someone’s vote is counted more than once, and an under-vote occurs when someone’s vote is | | |not counted at all.
Using your knowledge as well as the passage, explain why the First Past The Post System has rarely resulted in coalition government at Westminster. First Past The Post (FPTP) or Simple plurality is the traditional system of voting in general and local elections in the UK. It is voting systems that enable people to vote through the ballot box in every election which take place in every 5 years. It’s a majoritarian system were the person with the most vote wins all in which it tend to favour larger, more established parties over those who support smaller parties. As a result of this, first past the post has rarely resulted in coalition government at Westminster because first past the post prevent other parties to form coalition government as
1The 111th U.S. Congress consists of 255 Democratic House members with 57 in the Senate, while the Republican Party falls short with around 117 members and 41 in the Senate. This gives the Democratic Party the majority. 2According to one source, President Obama has an unprecedented winning streak in gaining the majority of Congressional votes. This is in comparison to the last five decades, since Congressional Quarterly or CQ began scoring Presidential success rates with Congress. With Congress backing the President on issues he takes an official position on, I would say accomplishing his agenda is definitely in his favor.
Senate, as a Republican. " he raised an astonishing $2.4 million and won 607,391 votes (about 60% of the white Republican vote)", but in the end he still lost the primary. Not giving up yet, Duke ran again in 1991, against Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. Edwars beat Duke by " 22 percentage points in the Democratic primary vote", but Duke took more than 50% of the white vote, 671,009 votes in total. In 1998, Duke published an autobiography, My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding, the book is mostly about the return of oublic anti-Semitism and racist activism.
My Grandfather, a die hard Democratic, believes that Bill Clinton was the best president we have ever had, but he thought maybe Mr. Clinton came out a little arrogant. Again, I was curious as to what he could be talking about. So I read an article in the New York Times, Campaign Collapse, When Destiny Failed, Peter Baker and Jim Rutenberg describe a situation where President Clinton was found yelling at campaign personnel. In this situation Senator Clinton had just lost the primary in North Carolina and they were waiting for results of the Indiana Primary, when a vote counting delay threatened her opportunity to give a primetime victory speech. President Clinton was yelling
As the election for the 44th President of the United States closes in on its November election date, many hopeful candidates have come and gone, but only three remain a strong possibility towards reaching the highest role of political excellence. The three candidates are Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Republican nominee John McCain. There has been much discourse and rhetoric on the democratic side as to what the deciding variable will be for getting that elusive nomination; a criticism that does not reside in John McCain’s campaign because of his quick and swift domination of his party’s candidates to capture the Republican nomination. When running for any public office seat, there is a buffet of topics, Iraq, healthcare and social security to name a few, that the candidate must defend or renounce. If the public is uncertain what kind of