A merit of this process lay in the fact that whilst turnout is low, those who are committed to the result of the election do turn out. Hence, caucuses tend to favour more ideological candidates compared to voters in the alternative primary system. In 2008, Republican candidate Ron Paul who is on the libertarian wing of his party had some of his strongest showings in caucus states. For example, he won 21% in the North Dakota caucuses and 19% in Maine caucuses. This exemplifies their significance as it means that a candidate elected in a caucus state is essentially in line with the true ideology of the party and some of the party's most committed participants- who, pivotally invest a lot of time and money which is vital.
 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.  Obama lost the overall white vote, although he won a larger proportion of white votes than any previous nonincumbent Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy
“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. Because of the electoral college, George Bush was still
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
When in reality, equality was only a dream to many blacks in America. This was until Presidents, Private Citizen organizations and The Supreme Court took action. Without these Historical icons racial equality might not be present
Mr. President, the results from the November 2010 midterm elections have exposed a divide between coastal cities and less-dense areas of the Midwest. The Republican Party’s big gain in the house came largely from cities that were older, less educated and highly blue-collar areas. Nineteen of the twenty-three seats that were picked up by the Republican Party were in the Midwest states. With the increase in blight from the loss of jobs, and the loss of population, many of the vacant homes are beyond repair; therefore, even if the land banks were to purchase them they could not restore them. We recommend that you publicly show support to the green idea of urban farmland.
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.
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.
2. Election of 1800 • Democratic Republican Thomas Jefferson and Aaron VS. Federalist President John Adams and Charles Pinckney • No separate ballots for President and Vice President a) All candidates ran for presidency; second highest vote would be VP • Thomas Jefferson won the state of New York because of Aaron Burr’s influence a) Burr and Jefferson received the same amount of votes(73 electoral votes) b) Under the constitution, the tie could only be broken by the House of Representatives, which was filled with Federalists at the time(preferred Burr over Jefferson) c) After a long deadlock, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams persuaded a few House members to change their votes, thus helped secure the presidency for Jefferson • Also known as the revolution of 1800 a) Transfer of power from one party to another through elections and all the parties has to accept. Jeffersonian Democracy 1. What is it? • An ideal form of government by Thomas
“[no one can any longer] be deluded...that the Black Republican Party is a moderate party. It is in fact essentially a revolutionary party.” On the pretext of a revolution that the Democratic states would eventually procreate, the southerners had broken off from the rest of Union. Of course, this sent Lincoln into a blizzard of tumultuous worry about what his triumphant victory had done. Had his goal of a “united house under one flag” finally doomed to a mere dream, or was this just the start of something more monumental? The South wasn’t done though.