Today, “forty-eight of the fifty states appoint (their) electors through a "winner take all" method of election” which is “not simply undemocratic, but potentially illegal... ... middle of paper ... ...Rpt. from "Deformed Reform: The Cure for the Electoral College That Is Worse Than What Ails Us." Slate.com. 2007. Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
As with most contentious issues in politics, the debate over these laws are strictly divided down partisan lines with Democrats strongly opposed and Republicans heavily in favor of their implementation. Opponents believe these laws are unfair and negatively impact certain segments of voters who may not possess or have the means to obtain the required identification such as the poor, elderly, disabled, and minorities. As this category of voters is more likely to vot... ... middle of paper ... .... Mycoff, Jason D., Michael W. Wagner, and David C. Wilson. “The Empirical Effects of Voter-ID Laws: Present or Absent?” PS: Political Science & Politics 42.01 (2009): 121-26. JSTOR.
Course Materials Unit 3 the Congress. American Public University System. https://online.apus.edu/educator/student/ [the rest of the URL is deleted as it contains information tied to my student ID number, etc. in the URL and this piece of html code presents a security risk] (accessed November 22, 2010). Harris, Lawrence S. Discussion Board 3, Response to Joshua Jordan .
It appears that the people's increasing cynicism about politicians that they lie to get elected and the perception that people have no respect or confidence in the two major political parties contributes to voter apathy and lower voter turnout. (CVD, 2004) Background There are many reasons why voter turnout varies among groups and over time in democracies. These reasons are generally framed in terms of factors, which either increase or decrease an individual's probability of voting. The reasons can be grouped within four broad general categories: demographic (education, income, age, race, gender); psychological (political interest, alienation, sense of political efficacy, etc. ); contextual (e.g., registration laws, competitiveness of campaign, etc.
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