But only about a third of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for grabs at any one time. This year, 37 Senate seats were being contested and there were 37 gubernatorial elections. Does the president's party normally do badly in mid-terms? The party of a sitting president often loses some seats in mid-term elections, particularly in a president's first term. Since 1946, the average loss in a president's first term is 25 seats in the House of Representatives and three seats in the Senate.
97.5% B. 5% C. 2.5% D. 95% Reset Selection Question 19 of 40 2.5 Points A poll of 1,068 adult Americans reveals that 52% of the voters surveyed prefer the Democratic candidate for the presidency. At the 0.05 significance level, test the claim that more than half of all voters prefer the Democrat. A. Reject the null hypothesis.
His brothers Robert and Teddy and his sisters, husbands and a important positions, they were finding people to start a new Kennedy administration. In 1952, Senate race, Kennedy had tightly defeated Henry Cabot Lodge. In his Senate reelection he bid he wanted to wing a big majority, perhaps 200,000 to 250,000 votes. In fact, Kennedy won by an amazing 874,608 votes. In 1956 he ran for vice president nomination against the republican Richard M. Nixon but unfortunately he wasn’t chosen.
People vote for electors, and those electors elect the president. The problem with this is that someone can win the presidency without winning the popular vote. Majority of Americans could have voted for President X, but President Y could still win. One recent example of this occurring is in the 2000 election, Bush v. Gore. “In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote in the election, with 50,992,335 votes to 50,455,156 votes for George W. Bush.” (http://www.deseretnews.com/top/1093/9/2000-George-W-Bush-vs-Al-Gore-10-of-theclosest-presidential-elections-in-United-States-history.html) Al Gore had about half of a million more votes than George Bush.
To what extent are mid-term elections merely a referendum on the performance of the president? Jan 2011 Q7 (45 marks) Mid-term elections are the elections for the whole of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate that occur midway through the president’s 4-year term of office. I will be judging to what extent midterms can be seen merely as a referendum on the President’s performance. Mid-term elections can be seen merely as a referendum on the performance of the President because the President’s party has lost seats in the House of Representatives in all but three mid-term elections in the last 100 years. For example the three mid-terms where this happened were 1934, when Roosevelt won 9 more seats, 1998, when Clinton won 5 more seats and 2002, when George W. Bush won 8 more seats.
There were 8,936 black officeholders in the United States in 2000, showing a net increase of 7,467 since 1970. In 2001 there were 484 black mayors. On November 4, 2008, Democratic Senator Barack Obama defeated Republican Senator John McCain to become the first African American to be elected President. At least 95 percent of African-American voters voted for Obama.  He also received overwhelming support from young and educated whites, a majority of Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans[not in citation given] picking up a number of new states in the Democratic electoral column.
7 December 2010 Illegal Immigration: The Silent Invasion Over the past decade or so I have noticed the growing concern about the non-citizens coming in and going out of our country. Indeed, after the horrific events that transpired on September 11, 2001 it seems to me that tracking immigrants is of paramount importance to our national security. With that in mind, I find it more and more disturbing that many Americans do not have the intestinal fortitude to call illegal immigrants what they truly are: criminals. I constantly hear the quaint euphemisms attached to illegals being bandied about on news broadcasts. I have heard it said too many times that they aren’t “illegal”…they are simply “undocumented”.
Nebraska is one of two states in the country that split its electoral votes. In 2008, Nebraska voted for both John McCain and Barack Obama. The one area that split that state's five electoral votes was the Second Congressional District, made up of the Omaha metro. (Omaha World-Herald) Nebraska state has five electoral votes since 1964, and will remain for the 2012 and the next two elections. Nebraska is traditionally a Republican-voting state, and as a result, voters in the state are leaning toward Republican, Mitt Romney.
President Obama criticized the bill shortly before Ms. Brewer signed it. The Arizona law, he said, “ threatened to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and our communities that is so crucial to keep us safe.”(New York Times). It has raised many issues that the law is unfair and the legislation leads to racial profiling. The bill does not list the characteristics officers will be looking
The government hopes to also gain the two hotels involved in the crime, sell them, and gain money for taxpayers (Barr). Unfortunately business owners aren’t the only citizens that neglect to report illegal immigrants, such as those in favor of illegal immigration. Those who disregard the law only undermine the policies set forth by the American government and ultimately hinder the enforcement of said laws. Here lies the biggest problem of present-day immigration, the United States government simply does not have the capacity to fully implement and uphold the current policies and laws that it has put in place. From massive borders to disobedient citizens, the United States government is unable to enforce their own policies of immigration.