This recent election that took place on November 8, 2016 included candidate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Towards the beginning of the election the results seemed that Hillary would win and was taking
Many people blame Trump for there not being many republican voters this year. Chris Cillizza begs to differ, his article “Republicans Have a Massive Electoral Map Problem That Has Nothing To Do With Trump.” explains exactly why Donald isn’t an issue. There can also been an argument that Trump isn’t suitable president. He speaks his mind and his honest about what he says. That is a perfect reason for him to be elected and that is why some people either love him or hate him.
Since I am not a citizen of United States, I have never voted before, I am not registered to vote, I did not vote in the primaries in March. I do not plan to vote in the general election this November because I do not have the right to vote in U.S.; however, some of my friends plan to vote in the general election. People around me are somehow divided between the Democrat Hillary Clinton and the Republican Donald Trump. If I could vote I would vote for the Democrat Hillary Clinton because she supports gun control, she wants to fight against systemic racism in education & employment, she inspires American women to fight for their rights, and because she is really qualified, she has served as secretary of state, senator
Last year’s circumstance was the first of its kind in over a century. There have been many close elections, but none have resulted in the popular candidate losing to his opponent. The Electoral College cast the final vote in that election. The people who went out to the polls in November, many of whom believing that they were indeed voting for
The 2014 midterm voter turnout was considerably low owing to a number of reasons. One possible reason attributed to the low voter turnout is disillusionment with the leading party. Data collected from exit polls indicated that about 54 percent of citizens were opposed to President Barack Obama performance as the president(Ching, 2014). Further, 65% of them viewed the country as headed towards the wrong direction. Most voters were dissatisfied with the Republicans leaders and lacked confidence in the government to do
Jay Van Bavel’s 2016 article addresses an important and relevant issue: voters’ deeply divided perceptions of presidential candidates. According to Bavel, approximately 70 million viewers tuned in to watch the final presidential debate on October 19, 2016. In theory, one would be valid in assuming that while processing such an event, everyone should be experiencing the same reality—all are watching the same debate, hearing the same words said by the same people. Strangely, however, this is not the case: in reality, Republicans and Democrats concluded the debates with drastically separate conclusions on the candidates. According to a CNN poll referenced to within Bavel’s article, Hillary Clinton won the first debate, with 67% compared to Donald Trump’s 27%. However, a further examination of these statistics reveals an obvious divergence between the democratic and republican parties. According to democrats, Clinton won (89% to 5%); according to republicans, Trump won (54% to 28%). Why is there such a great divide when both parties were presented with the exact same information? People do not see the world objectively—without the influence of personal biases. Instead, people reinforce the goals and values of the partisan group they identify with, allowing the party’s views to color their perceptions of identical information (Bavel).
When speaking about Democrats, he says, “as much as they love Sanders, they loathe Donald Trump more. It seems more evident each day that Republicans have lost their collective reason and are beginning to accept the notion that Trump will be their nominee” (Milbank). Many people view Donald Trump as being out of his mind and a threat to the country if he were elected. Even if he has consistently been in the top two candidates of the Republican Party for polls, he is greatly hated by many of his own party. It is nonsensical to argue that he would somehow have an edge over Sanders in a main election when he inspires such rage in a large amount of the population. If Trump won the nomination, it is possible that some Republicans would not vote so as to avoid supporting him. The other top candidate of the Republican Party, Ted Cruz, is also viewed by many as being unelectable in a general election. He is a far right candidate who is unwilling to compromise and is not well liked even within the senate. Overall, there is no logical reason to believe that the top Republican candidates would do any better in a general election than
Overall, the 2016 voter turnout was lower than ever before. The United States is a country that has some of the lowest voter turnouts in history, and unlike Australia, the USA doesn't make voting mandatory. About 48 to 57% of citizens normally participate in the presidential election voting but in 2016 many American’s decided to opt out lowering the voter turnout to a mere 55% of the American population. When American’s didn't vote that decision most likely came due to the fact that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were both two of the most disliked presidential candidates in the past 30 years. We are also aware that presidential elections are more competitive in some states, and Republicans didn't seem to vote as much as people in swing
There are a variety of factors that made the 2016 election path and conventions sui generis. The most salient thread for both sides was the deep rooted and incessant unpopularity of both
Everything was fun and games, that is, until the American people––through the Electoral College––managed to pick the over-tanned, misogynistic, xenophobic buffoon. As such, the question arises: how exactly did Hillary Clinton, being one of the most qualified candidates to ever run for president, lose the election? Was hatred of Hillary the true
The 2012 presidential election was fundamentally different than the presidential election of 2004. In 2004, George W Bush defeated John Kerry with 62,028,719 votes, which was essentially 50.8 percent of the ballots cast. In 2004 the issue that was of most concern for Americans was terrorism. Furthermore, the attacks on September 11th 2001 served in bringing the country together to help secure the win for Bush. The polling data shows that 52 percent of the people believed that Bush would do a better job dealing with terrorism and homeland security, versus 29 percent for Kerry. Voters seemed to prefer Bush in dealing with problems in Iraq, 50 to 37 and furthermore, on moral issues, by 47 to 29. Kerry was ahead 48 to 32 on jobs and unemployment and by a fairly wide margin of 51 to 28 on health care. When comparing how people voted, Kerry had the majority of
George W. Bush stated “Five years ago, I stood at this rostrum and called on the community of nations to defend civilization and build a more hopeful future (Address by President George W. Bush: Appendix 1).” American citizens had faith and hope in Bush that he would help benefit America. Bush gave his word to America that he is going to aid America the best he can so when he won the election for the second time America had faith in him. “Americans will have a new president, national security adviser, secretary of state, trade ambassador, Senate, and House of Representatives (Reed, James).” The United States government is based on its president therefore the election is very important because it determines who will be running the country for the next 4 years. Becoming the president will have a very large impact on what goes on in the country such as wars, laws, and more. America is very dependent on their leader therefore when the election of 2000 became such a significant problem much of America was at worry.
In the 2000 United State’s Presidential Elections, it was the incumbent Governor George W. Bush of Texas who represented the Republicans and incumbent Vice President Al Gore who depicted the Democrats. While the elections ended with a recount in Florida, Governor Bush was soon declared the president as he gained the majority of the electoral votes with 271. However, controversial uproar soon filled American voters when further polls proved Gore lost the elections while successfully winning the popular vote by more than 500,000 votes. Discouraged with the concept that a presidential candidate could win the popular vote but still lose the presidential elections, many American voters have turned their appeal to the National Popular Vote bill because
To start, I didn’t vote for Trump on several reasons. From watching talk shows about the presidency, he just wasn’t one of my favorites. Some of the main reasons I didn’t vote for him was because of all the rapist things I heard about him, the few girls that came back and said that Trump had harassed them, the rudeness of him and the few lies that he told. It
Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America on November 8th, 2016, and now has been running our country for over a year. As Trump’s first year in office slowly began, his reputation seems to be creating different outside views of our nation and arguments started producing everywhere. After competing with Hillary Clinton for the presidential term in office, Trump defeated her along with her democratic supporters causing one of the most shocking elections in U.S. history. Using public media web pages, we are reviewing both sides of the argument regarding Trump’s election and we are going to decipher why each arguer supports their side, and why each side is reasonable for the benefit of our country.