When evaluating the arguments raised on both sides it I believe that the Electoral College should be replaced by a national popular vote. An argument that exposes the weakness of the Electoral College and why it should be replaced by a national popular vote is because the ‘winner takes all’ system distorts the results of the elections. There have been various results in which the popular vote did not reflect the results of the Presidential election. A notorious example of how distorted results can be under the Electoral College is that of Bush and Al Gore in 2000. 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.
These men greatly influenced the founding fathers. Source: about.com 5. Electoral College: Each state has representatives that were chosen indirectly by those states residents. The representative has the same views as the popular vote of the state. When a presidential election occurs it is the Electoral College’s votes that truly pick the next president.
Some people that worried about the legitimacy of our government, have proposed various ways to increase voting. Some ways are mailing ballots to people’s home, same-day voting registration, and early voting. Another idea is America should turn Election Day to a national holiday, that way everyone can make time to vote. Through out time people have fought for our right to vote. Why waste our freedom to vote?
Running for a government office can be quite a challenge, let alone running for President of the United States of America. The manipulation of citizens’ beliefs, ideas, and feelings have proven to be essential in the process of receiving votes over time. Some of these tactics were initially presented over two-thousand years ago by a young Greek citizen named Quintus Tullius Cicero. In a detailed letter written in Latin, Cicero offered general political insight to his older brother Marcus. Years later, Phillip Freeman translated the text from Latin to English and titled it How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians.
As the United States of America being the most important country in the world the race to be the head of the nation is not an easy one. Our electoral process is one of the most detailed systems of election in the world. The electoral college was invented as a way to elect our president by the founding fathers of our country. Its process is like this, electors who are mainly people of a stronger political background, are chosen to meet in their own state capital and vote for the president and vice president of America. When the time comes for the people of America to vote they go to the voters booth and actually cast their ballots for the electors committed to vote for the candidate of their party not the President and Vice President.
Christopher L. Buckley Assignment 1: What is Federalism? Pol110 Professor: OKAFOR, EMMANUEL February 16, 2014 What is Federalism? Federalism is political system in which ultimate authority is shared between a central government and state or regional governments. This is the system that the framers up into place when that drafted the Constitution which came with opposition from the Antifederalists. But the Federalists prevailed and the Constitution was ratified more than two hundred twenty-five years ago.
The organization also publishes a monthly magazine known as the "Multinational Monitor." In 2001, Ralph Nader started up another non-profit organization known as Democracy Rising. This organization was dedicated to ending the War in Iraq, and bringing the troops back to America. The political opinions that Ralph Nader is so well known for would make him one of the highest rated presidents that America has ever seen. In his 2000 bid for the presidency Ralph Nader campaigned against the corporate powers dominance in the political landscape as well as the need for change in the manner of how presidential races are held.
Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both are suitable Candidates. They both have different ethical backgrounds and both were brought up in some kind of politics. However the point of my research is to show facts to see who is fit to become America’s next president of the United States. Barrack Obama became President in 2012 and he had the slogan of No child left behind and moving forward. Barack has been one of the all-time president’s since Bill Clinton.
How democratic is the UK? To evaluate how democratic the UK is we must first understand what democracy is and recognize its many types. The most widely accepted definition of democracy is that created by former president of the united states Abraham Lincoln who said that democracy is 'government of the people, by the people and for the people'. There are then also the differing types of democracy, four of which are: parliamentary democracy, liberal democracy, direct democracy and representative democracy. At a glance it is obvious that a major part of UK democracy is parliamentary democracy as this is our chosen form of government, having the houses of parliament which consist of the house of commons and the house of lords.
President George W. Bush immediately reversed Clinton's orders on the issue when he was elected (p. 262). A final way in which the executive office has increased in power is in the creation of the Office of Management Budget. The Office of Management and Budget is the office that prepares and reviews the president's annual budget as well as supplying economic forecasts and analysis of proposed bills. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to take an active role in the budget process, which was intended to be solely a responsibility of Congress when the Constitution was written (p. 262). This essay has discussed six ways in which the powers of the executive office have increased since the Constitution was first written.