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  • The 2016 Presidential Election Cycle

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    To sum up the 2016 presidential election cycle in one word: anomalous. Unconventional candidates and unprecedented campaign strategies made for one of the zaniest election years to date. And yet, this election was not free from the traditional problems regarding voter turnout, which has historically had a tremendous impact on the results of elections; whichever demographics turn out—or fail to—on that fateful Tuesday will determine the winners and the losers. Logically, then, the federal government

  • The 2000 US Presidential Election

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    Presidential Election The United States Presidential elections are often events that captivate and interest a number of people around the world. The 2000 U.S. presidential election was particularly notable for more than one reason. Certainly, the fact that an election year in the year 2000, the marking of the next millennium and next century, is significant in of itself. In addition, there were a number of critical issues facing the candidates in this election, as with any election. The role, presence

  • The Election Of The United States Essay

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    comes to politics or the presidential elections. One thing we need to remember is that everything will be okay no matter what. 2016. Some might consider it just to be an average year, but to me, I consider it to be one of the worst years we ever had, because of the election that was going on. This was the first year I have ever voted and I am dissatisfied with the results, for the most part. I felt like my vote counted mainly because I was watching CNN on election night and I keep seeing states like

  • Presidential Election : Electoral College

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    Since the beginning of U.S. presidential elections, the Electoral College has held the responsibility of choosing the nation’s next president. With 538 electors in the Electoral College, presidential candidates must win a majority of 270 votes from states across the U.S. to have victory in the general election. Forty-eight out of fifty states hold winner-take-all elections, which means that the candidate that wins the majority in each individual state wins the entirety of that state’s electoral votes

  • Party Influence on Democratic Elections

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    “rule of the majority.” In government, this definition may be a contradiction. A classic democratic state is defined as a government in which the supreme power is invested in the people which is exercised directly or indirectly through the use of elections. However, according to the definition of Merriam-Webster the power comes from the masses. In the parliamentary democracy of the United Kingdom and Sweden either theory may be applied. In both countries, the Constitution declares the people as the

  • Presidential Election Of The United States

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    most shocking upsets in recent American politics. Being that the odds were heavily stacked against Trump as poll after poll predicted Clinton be the victor, it was to the astonishment of many that he reigned victorious during this 2016 presidential election cycle. Be it the will of the country (or in this case electoral college ) this poisonous cheeto will now be the 45th president of the United States. So how did this happen, what was it about Trump that pushed voter behavior in his favor in many key

  • The Ethical Theory Of The Election Of 2016

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    The election of 2016 was one of the most publicized political events of our nation’s history. While the candidates in this year’s election were more unconventional then years past, this election held an uncanny resemblance to elections of past years in the United States. The ethical and moral issues voters frequently take into account are as follows: race, culture, immigration and populism. Many ethical theories play into elections, on both the sides of the voters as well as the candidates. The

  • The Democracy in United States Elections

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    Are United States elections democratic? Democracy a universally recognized phenomenon refers to a government deriving its power from the people and being answerable to them (Fox 2008). President Abraham Lincoln (Gettysburg Address, 1863) said about democracy "...is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not vanish from this earth ‘ (Fox 2008). The foundations of democracy in America are found within, “The Declaration of Independence of 1776” and “The Constitution of

  • Senate Election Reform Essay

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    be over looked either that the election of Senators by popular vote would not only leave the nomination and election of the members of the legislature upon the simple issue of their fitness, but it would place every candidate before the people, where his views and relationship to the public interests of the State could be known and understood by all. In the first eighty years of Congress, only nine resolutions proposing a constitutional amendment for direct election of senators were introduced in

  • The 2016 General Election : Personal Analysis Of The 2016 General Election

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    The campaign could no longer collect petition signatures until Biss selected a new running mate, so the staff was given the rest of the week off. This created some division between supporters, similar to that observed during the 2016 General Election in regards to the Bernie/Hillary voters. I did not run into many people familiar with the situation here in Macomb, however I preferred to inform them myself as