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  • Voter Turnout And Voter Apathy

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    Voter turnout is commonly regarded as one of the most distinct issues within American politics of the last century. Though the United States once averaged a turnout rate of 78% of eligible voters in presidential elections between 1860 and 19001, the average voter turnout of the 21st century has fallen to around 52%2. The cause of the marked decline throughout the 20th century is often attributed simply to voter apathy, but the issue is much more complex. Upon analysis, it is clear that a number

  • Latino Voters And Hispanic Voters

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    There were 3,427 voters from the 62% in the city of Los Angeles that were selected for the survey in June 5, 2001(Abrajano, Nagler, & Alverez, 2005). The result showed that there were racial preference in the voting patterns for the mayoral race, where 82% of Latino voters supported the Latino candidate Villaraigosa, 79% of black voters supported the white candidate Hahn and 58% of whites voted for Hahn (Abrajano, Nagler, & Alverez, 2005). Delgadillo won the city attorney race receiving the majority

  • Voter Registration And Voter Id Laws

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    Recently state and federal legislators have been discussing voter identification laws, also known as voter ID laws. This issue is controversial because it can lead states to deny voters a vote without an approved ID. On one hand, some supporters of ID laws argue that these laws are preventing criminals from committing fraud. From this perspective, the laws are protecting the value of a vote and what it means to actually participate in an election vote. On the other hand, however, people argue that

  • Voter Knocking

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    because not having a campaign field office in the area would negatively affect voter turnout in that same area. Professor Aaron C. Weinschenk, said in his article, Campaign Field Offices and Voter Mobilization in 2012 “I expect that places with campaign field offices will have higher levels of voter turnout than places without field offices. Campaign field offices engage in a variety of key activities designed to mobilize voters, including making phone calls, knocking on doors, and organizing campaign

  • Voter Turnout

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    recent election, voter turnout was at a twenty-year low (Wallace). The U.S. was not only at a twenty-year low, but the U.S. voter turnout currently trails most developed countries (DeSilver). As voter turnout seemed to drop every election, many democratic politicians decided to take a stand. One such as former President Barack Obama

  • The Real Independent Voter

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    The Real Independent Voter A notion exists that the “independent voter” is also an independent thinker, researcher, and analyst - a voter not swayed by media and partisan politics; however, I propose that while voters may be successfully categorized, neither independent nor partisan voters are better informed than the other, this must be attributed individually and not categorically. “Independent” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “not subject to authority or control; not depending on another…for

  • Low Voter Registration

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    of the primary causes for low voter turnout in the United States is low voter registration. In order to vote in state, local, or federal elections, citizens are required to be registered by a certain date before the election. People can register in person, by visiting a state-affiliated election facility, or by mailing their registration forms, postmarked no later than the registration date. Additionally, only 31 states including the District of Columbia give voters the option of registering online

  • Voter Identification Legislation

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    In the past decade, a total of 34 states have passed voter identification laws with the same guidelines from state to state. These laws require voters to show a proof of photo identification in order to be eligible to vote or receive a ballot at the voting polls. The initial purpose of the voter ID laws was to prevent voter fraud. However, the laws have made voting harder for some Americans, like minorities, women, students and elders by requiring a government issued photo ID. Many people assume

  • Voter Identification for Elections

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    been a rampant increase in the number of states requiring voter identification (ID) for elections. By 2004, approximately 19 states had made it mandatory that some form of identification would be required. As this trend has remained largely consistent, so has the rationale behind implementation of these laws from its proponents. Proponents of voter identification and registration laws argue that these laws are necessary to minimize voter fraud and restore public confidence in elections (Goldstein

  • 2016 Voter Turnout

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    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