• Nixon was the first president-elect since 1848 to not bring in one house of congress for his party in an initial election. • Wallace did worse than expected. He won 9,906,473 popular votes. • Wallace had also demonstrated the power of the continuing power of the populist politics. The Obituary of Lyndon Johnson • Lyndon Johnson returned to his ranch in January 1969 and died there four years later.
The African American voters helped offset the 52 percent of white votes for Nixon. Kennedy was charismatic with a lot of personal appeal, and with the nation's first televised presidential debates, looked the better choice next to Nixon. 2. Result of the Warren Commission The Warren Commission was a commission to help struggled Americans with what had happened and why it was headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren. They concluded in September 1964, that both Oswald and Ruby had acted alone.
Nebraska is traditionally a Republican-voting state, and as a result, voters in the state are leaning toward Republican, Mitt Romney. (270towin) Nebraska's recent presidential voting history Election in 1996: Bob Dole (R) 54%, Bill Clinton (D) 35% Election in 2000: George W. Bush (R) 62%, Albert Gore, Jr (D) 33%, Election in 2004: George W. Bush (R) 51%, John F. Kerry (D) 48%, Election in 2008: Barack Obama (D), electoral vote – 365, popular vote – 69,297,997 Main opponent, John McCain (R), electoral vote – 173, popular vote – 59,597,520 Recent polling data from Nebraska for the 2012 presidential general
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
But backtrack four years ago during the 2004 election when President George W. Bush received only 35 more electoral votes than Senator John Kerry, at 286. If the apportionment had been based solely on only U.S. citizens, President Bush would have gained five more electoral votes. It is absolutely illogical that illegal foreigners should be permissible in the selection of the President of the United States of America; they didn’t gain citizenship to our country nor did they earn the right to occupy our country and contribute to a victory between two
Illinois has a population of 12 million people and 22 electoral votes. This means have one vote per every 550,000 voters. This is a very unbalanced form of voting, not capturing the popular vote at all. Durbin also points out that we use a direct popular election system for Senators, Governors, Congressmen, and mayors, but not for our President. The Founding Fathers knew during their time that people running for congress lived closer to the people voting for them, so at that time, the people voted directly for them but only for them.
Kiely said around 78% of outside spending in 2012 – $365m of the total $465m – could be attributed to the “Citizens United effect”. The 2010 ruling by the supreme court in the case of Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited money on campaigning, enabling Super Pacs to spend unlimited amounts as long as they had no coordination with the candidates they support. In reality, those running Super PACs have often have close ties to political parties. Former George W Bush advisor Karl Rove runs the conservative American Crossroads Super Pac, while Restore Our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney Super Pac, was founded by former Romney aides. The money spent by Super Pacs, unions, corporations and non-profit groups is more than double what those groups spent in 2010, the first campaign in which the supreme court judgment had taken effect.
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.
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