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Vote Choice and the Logit Model

- Introduction As in every presidential election cycle, the aftermath of the 2012 United States presidential elections concluded with winners and losers. Aside than Barack Obama securing the presidential office for a second term, another group of winners had emerged - the quants. In contrast to popular pundits and talking heads whom were making election predictions based on hopeful hunches, statistical modeling rising stars such as Simon Jackman, Drew Linzer, Sam Wang, and Nate Silver were able to predict the election results with overwhelming accuracy, yielding a perfect score in predicting each state’s outcome....   [tags: predictors of vote choice]

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The 19th Amendment: Equal Rights to Vote

- The 19th amendment states that the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. The 19th amendment was a significant turning point for many women in America. It gave women freedom that they didn’t have before. Before this amendment was passed many women had no self portrayal, something they couldn’t reach with a male figure ruling next to them. That was until 1920 when the 19th amendment was passed. The amendment let women into power giving them social justice and many political rights....   [tags: women, right, vote, constitution]

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Voting And Vote For Vote

- Voting is very much in the mind of the individual. Many United States citizens feel as though they have a civic duty to vote, that the democratic process doesn 't work unless people are actively participating in it- Others believe that their vote isn 't going to make a difference. People who do feel compelled to vote, often search out and find someone who they feel would best help society, but many people lack connection with politicians. People who need the most help from the government and could get the most help, are often unable to have their voices heard....   [tags: United States, Voting, Democracy, Election]

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to vote or not to vote

- To Vote or Not to Vote, Is That Really a Question. Are students properly informed in political areas. The question abounds while adults worry about weather students will vote for political views or weather they just agree with Bruce Springsteen. Astin says that “A democracy works only to the extent that the voter is well informed”(Astin 97). Astin believes that the only way to have a properly functioning democracy is to have informed voters. This is the question of the day, why people vote, weather its for actual political views or for the sole purpose of agreeing with someone else....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Fight to Vote

- ... Stated in the book, Selma and The Voting Rights Act, although Abraham Lincoln declared the slaves free with his Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth Amendment made slavery unlawful. The Fifteenth Amendment, added to the Constitution in 1870, gave voting rights to all male citizens of any ethnicity. (Aretha, 11) According to History Reference Center, it also made it illegal to deny a person the right to vote because of their race. (Wermiel n. p.) Selma and The Voting Rights Act mentions that in 1876, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Fifteenth Amendment did not guarantee a person the right to vote....   [tags: women's and civil rights movements]

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History and Influence of Rock the Vote

- I’m nervous. This is my first time voting and I don’t want to mess it up. I walk into town hall, a building that seems to be reserved for special events. I wait for a few moments; finally I reach the older woman who is handing out ballots. She asks for my name, which I answer with a clear “Deirdre Ball.” She checks a list of pre-registered voters. Earlier in the week, someone had come to my high school to register high school seniors that are old enough to vote. The person that came to my high school was working on her own; she didn’t have a large-scale organization behind her....   [tags: Political Organization, Young People]

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Analysis Of The Film ' Swing Vote '

- The film, Swing Vote shows a comparison to patronage due to the fact that the presidential candidates involved in the movie did what ever was in their power to convince Bud to vote for them. The story told within the movie Swing Vote was about an irresponsible father who did not get to vote because the power shut down as his daughter was casting his vote. Later that same night after the voting incident occurred, government officials arrived at his home to inform him that his vote had not go through and that he had to chance to recast it for whoever he would like....   [tags: President of the United States, Barack Obama]

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Voting And Vote And The Privilege

- It is a privilege to register to vote and then be able to put action to the registering by voting. Sadly, though not many Americans know why they have the right to register to vote and the privilege to vote. In many cultures of today voting is not permitted. In this investigation a detailed look will be taken to see where people got the right to vote. Finally, it will also be evaluated and examined why more people do not choose to act upon this privilege. I also will discuss what voting means to me personally....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffrage, Elections, Democracy]

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The Electoral College And The Vote

- Who knew that a presidential candidate who won the most votes in an election could have the possibility of losing the election. That hardly seems fair. Well, this phenomenon has taken place four times in our nation’s history, yet our government still has not fixed this problem. The difficulty of this issue lies between the Electoral College and the plurality vote. At the moment, people do not directly elect the president, but rather use their votes to tell each state’s Electoral College how to vote for the president....   [tags: President of the United States]

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Vote For A Candidate Presidential Election

- I have always wondered what makes someone vote for a candidate in presidential elections. Surely, for a position like the President of the United States, I would expect all voters to do their own research and vote for who they think is the best person to lead the country. Personally, I wanted to vote Republican in the 2012 election, but I remember my dad telling me something along the lines of, “The reality is that New Jersey almost always votes Democrat.” This made me wonder if my vote really would have mattered, as I was a New Jersey resident, and the Electoral votes would most certainly go to the Democratic candidate....   [tags: Voting, Election, Elections, Voter turnout]

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A Women's Right to Vote in Britian

- Women had a tough time in the mid 1800’s; in Britain in Particular. They had hardly any rights, could only work certain jobs, and could not vote. Women should have had more right, or just as equal rights as men had. Men were sexist against women; they did not think women could achieve the standards men were held to. It mostly occurred in the lower class, but the lower class and upper class were victims al well. These women were not the wealthiest, but they also were not the poorest, they fell somewhere in between, or average....   [tags: suffrage, women's rights, sexist]

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No Vote for Prisoners in the United Kingdom

- United Kingdom is one of the countries of European Union which bans voting among convicted prisoners (Black, Dhami, and Easter 2012, 44). According to ICPS (2013), total population of prisoners in UK,including Scotland and Northern Ireland equals to 94,136. Allowing inmates to take a part in elections became a serious political issue aftr the decision of European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the "Hirst vs UK" case, which ruled that the rights of convicted were violated by total prohibition on voting in the elections undr the ECHR....   [tags: inmates, elections, human rights]

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Age Has An Impact On Vote

- The main concept of this literature review is to test whether age has an impact on vote. In order to gain an insight on how age affects turnout rates, scholars have to consider several factors. For example; voters’ needs, values, experience, party identification, the voting system, ideological dimensions and the theory of market segmentation. These factors correlate with age and inevitably have an impact on vote. It is understood that individuals of all age categories in the United Kingdom have different needs, wants and aspirations....   [tags: Election, Voting, Elections, Voter turnout]

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Get Out The Vote ( Gotv )

- Literature Review Get out the vote (GOTV) efforts are a topic well researched by the political science community. While it does appear as though it is a topic that is only been placed under scrutiny recently, it is a topic that has been discussed all the way back to at least 1927. (Gerber, Green & Larimer, 2008). Perhaps unsurprisingly, scholarship has oftentimes focused on a singular question in GOTV articles, despite approaching it in different ways: does it work. Scholars seem to agree that it does....   [tags: Election, Voter turnout, Elections, Voting]

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No Change, No Vote, No Public Involvement

- One question that many politicians ask now in our time, why citizens do not take more interest in politics and public policy. A question that is not asked very often until something major occur that will effect us as an individual. As an uprising politician of the community and as a youth leader, I find already that it will be very difficult to grasp the attention of the people when it comes to politics. From all of the news media outlets, to magazines and newspapers, politics has been pulled into a bubble of being a bad thing....   [tags: citizen participation in politics]

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The Vote Spotter App Is An Application

- The Vote Spotter App is an application that allows people to find out about how their State level and Federal level legislators voted on individual bills or topics. Once you vote, this application also shows you how the majority of people with this same application has voted and if the legislator voted with the majority or against them. The application also gives you ways to contact your legislators, email or office number, and to follow them on several media outlets such as Facebook or Twitter....   [tags: Voting, Election, Democracy, Elections]

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The Vote Voting : Retrospective Voting

- In the midterm elections, the republications got a hold of majority in the senate and have more seats in the House. All of the representatives of the House face elections every two years. Senators face election every six years, and only one third of them are elected in each given election year. In the 2014 Midterm elections, there were many factors that pushed the winning votes like part ideology, demographics, region, and so on. One of the most important factors of the winning of the Republicans was retrospective voting....   [tags: Election, Voting, Elections, Voter turnout]

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Why People Do Not Vote

- American voters in today’s society care about the issues of the United States and vote in hope to form a greater nation. Other United States citizens voluntarily do not participate in voting. Why people do not vote can vary from feeling intimidated by the polling process, to simply not caring about current issues. It is hard to justify citizens who do not vote by saying that it is for the better of America to have less of an opinion from the people. It is also hard to justify that we should force citizens to vote even if they are uneducated on the politics at hand....   [tags: Voting, Democracy, Elections, Voter turnout]

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Voting And Vote For Voting

- While voting seems like a simple task, it is way more than that. A lot goes into a task of checking a few boxes and submitting your vote. First of all, even getting the opportunity to vote requires work. Before even having the ballot in your hands, you need to make sure you are eligible and registered to vote. Pretty much any American citizen over the age of 18 can register to vote, except for some felons who are removed from political process. The effort does not stop once you are registered. When it is Election Day, you have to make yourself available to submit your ballot, which can be challenging for some more than others....   [tags: Elections, Election, Democracy, Voter turnout]

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Why Did The Vote Of The Election?

- It was the evening of November 4th 2008, I was actively awaiting for the final election numbers to come in on the Television news, as to which states won John McCain. I was ignorant and I had no idea who the two opponents were and are funded and controlled by, what they really stand for, and the deception in both candidates led me to continue my oblivion. I continued watching CNN only hoping John McCain would win. Late that evening, once all the votes were counted, I actually became angry because John McCain didn 't win the election....   [tags: Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush]

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Vote For The Best Option

- During the elections, if the public rely on ads, all of the candidates made up against each other. This thing is important before the elections because if the man votes for the wrong side, he will be on the side of devil in the league. Despite of these evil claims, even if we think that both of the candidates are not understandable, we must vote as this is the case which shows our responsibility and the privilege in the free country. Most of the people showed no interest at all for vote after showing the excuses that were totally lame....   [tags: Elections, Voting, Voting system, Election]

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Vote For A Photo Id

- Today’s big issue with elections is whether voters should or should not have to show a photo ID to vote. With this being said, growing up I always thought it was a law to have to show a photo ID, which only made sense. Being someone who has never voted, but just registered, I thought showing a photo ID at the polls was required. But in some states such as Louisiana, it isn’t strictly enforced. I’ve chosen to use this topic because with Election Day coming up it’s a current and popular issue. While some people think ID requirements are a hassle and a burden on people, I think it’s a start to a fair election....   [tags: Voting, Election, Voter turnout, Voting system]

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The Youth And Student Vote

- The 2011 Canadian federal election saw the continuation of a steep decline in youth voter participation (Elections Canada, n.d.) in Canadian politics. However, jumping forward to the just past 2015 election, the youth and student vote surged and youth became a pivotal target group in deciding Canada’s new government (Harris, 2015). So why does a usually under-represented group suddenly become engaged in Canada’s political future. The youth and student vote is most largely affected by youths’ political education, proximity to polling stations, and political parties’ recruitment and involvement of youth in both their platforms and candidate selection....   [tags: Elections, Voting, Election, Youth]

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Vote For The Ballot Box

- “Are most citizens knowledgeable enough to vote in their own interest at the ballot box” Discuss Democracy, for the system to function optimally, demands an electorate that is educated and engaged. This is simply because if voters do not know the implications of election platforms or the effect of government policies, the uninformed electorate cannot rationally decide who to vote for or what policy to support. This is particularly concerning in current times as we will all be influenced by the results of the Greek elections, where the potentially disastrous decisions made at the ballot box could easily cause severe harm to the global economy....   [tags: Democracy, Voting, Election, Elections]

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Vote For The Right One

- Vote for the Right One When voting to elect a new president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer, we should be self-conscious of who is the right person to vote for. Our country is divided by Republicans and Democrats, which at the end both contribute to do their best for our country. I have to admit neither of the candidates were my favorite Election of 2016, but when it comes to voting you have to lean towards the one who would best imThe Reason I did not voted Early in the beginning of the nomination for a president of the United States I was a little confused....   [tags: Barack Obama, United States, Democratic Party]

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Make A Change: Vote

- Many people keep complaining about how the government is a complete failure, but if you do your part and vote, you can make a change in the government system. Voting is your opinion on paper that could make a change in America on how a leader runs this country. Americans should have the ability to vote and voice their opinion but a lot of us do not take advantage of freedom of speech. It is our responsibility as citizens to elect officials that we feel will be honest. These officials need to help make our country better and a safer place....   [tags: Politics]

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Women's Right to Vote

- Women's suffrage refers to the right of women to participate in democratic processes through voting on the same basis as men. In the medieval and early modern periods in Europe, the right to vote was typically severely limited for all people by factors such as age, ownership of property, and gender. The development of the modern democratic state has been characterized internationally by the erosion of these various limitations following periods of collective struggle. Women's suffrage has been achieved as part of this process of modernization at different times in different national contexts, although very few nations granted women the right to vote in elections before the twentieth century...   [tags: Female Suffrage]

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Give Children the Vote? I Vote No

- Give Children the Vote. “What I suggest is that children be allowed to grow into their own right to vote at whatever rate suits them individually,” argues Vita Wallace as her major claim in the essay “Give children the vote” (1998, p.147). This is a thoughtful argument by Wallace, but I disagree with it. In this essay, Wallace presents her opinion, but the major claim could also be presented as a fact, judgment, or policy (McFadden, 2003). Throughout the essay, I see the interesting approach Wallace takes to try convince the audience....   [tags: Essay Critique Children Voting Rights Essays]

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Women's Right to Vote

- ... Women here were even said to have not “mental capacity”. In other cases, women cannot go to vote simply because their husbands do not want “wives and daughters to leave the house”. On the one hand, this is clearly a violation of women’s right to voting, and must be defended foremost by applying the Article 1 of CPRW , for which Pakistan is among the earliest signatories. On the other hand, this obviously goes beyond what is so called “tradition”, because it is more about personal opinion of a number of men in the community, and thus it is unreasonable....   [tags: american history, suffrage, human rights]

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Why Don't People Vote?

- Why don’t people vote. There has been a notable disconnect between citizens and their engagement with democracy in Canada. Citizen participation and government accountability in policy-making are often at odds, as the greater pay-off of active political engagement and civic participation seems further and further away from national beliefs and interests. This essay will focus on three main themes: political alienation, civic education, and institutions that have had a major impact on Canadian democracy and thus significantly influenced why people don’t vote....   [tags: political alienation, citizen participation]

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Get the Vote Right

- When the Founding Fathers created the United States, they deliberately established it as a republic to eliminate the chaos of a strict democracy. It would allow for an organized debate of the issues since relatively few would speak for hundreds of thousands and pass laws in their name. As long as representatives remain loyal to their constituents, the republic works well. However, it begins to fall apart when self service takes precedence over public service. This is exactly what has happened to the American political system; politicians accept money to fund their next campaign in exchange for political favors, all at the expense of those they were elected to serve....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]

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Importance of Youth Vote

- It is widely believed and often circulated that the youth of today are uninterested in political events and are too wrapped up in their own self interest to pay any mind to the business of politics. While, this may ring true for certain individuals of "generation Y", or the "millennial" generation, to generalize the whole of the youth demographic is both negligent and false. In fact, research found that political involvement is of great importance to young Canadians; 74% of a poll group reported that "always voting in elections" is vital to being a good citizen; in addition, 63% voted that it is important to "be informed of current events", and 15% said they should be "active in political pa...   [tags: Political Party Benefits, Canada]

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The Right to Vote

- The Right to Vote The right to vote has been a major theme in the history of America. When the United States Constitution was drafted, standards of voter qualifications were left as matter for the states to decide. Consequently, few people were given this right in the next several years. Slaves were not allowed to vote, and men in some states had to meet religious tests before they could go to the polls. But these conditions didn't last long. White men 21 years of age and older were soon gaining an increased electoral voice, and most religious requirements were dropped by 1811....   [tags: Papers]

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Does The Vote Hold Any Impact?

- Does Your Vote Hold Any Impact. Some argue that voting is a right that is essential to democracy and that we as a democratic nation have to take advantage of this necessary right because it is our duty as Americans. I mean as a democratic nation don’t we have to vote to ensure true democracy. We as a country defend this right of freedom and democracy with our very lives. So isn’t it the least we can do to employ our right as American citizens and vote. Well, the importance of voting is debatable....   [tags: Elections, Voting, Democracy, Voting system]

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It 's Important For Us All For Vote

- It 's important for us all to vote. I know that we all have different opinions, beliefs, and lives from one another. This speech is not an attempt to make us all see eye to eye on politics While it is important that we are respectful of other 's opinion, this speech is about how we all should register and vote so our opinions influence the government. I don 't know about everyones lives, beliefs, or opinions. I do know that we all want to have a say in how our country is run. Everyone here has the power to influence who will run or country and how, but only a percentage of people actively try to use that power....   [tags: Elections, Democracy, Election, Absentee ballot]

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How Could A Registered Voter Not Vote?

- How could a registered voter not vote. People hear several different reasons registered voters don’t vote. People say it’s just excuses other people give to not get out and vote. We as American 's are given the right to vote yet so many people don 't take advantage of that right. Henry David Thoreau says, "Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence." People need to realize how important it is to vote and that it really does make a difference. People today are coming up with several different reasons or more like excuses for not voting....   [tags: Elections, Election, Voting, Voter turnout]

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Teenagers Should Be Able For Vote For Their Future

- Teenagers should be able to vote for their future. 16 year olds being able to vote in all elections and votes is a subject in which people can have strongly contrasting views, 7 countries already have the voting age at 16 years old including Brazil, Cuba and Austria. 3 countries have their voting age at 17 years old such as Sudan, Korea and Indonesia. Why does Scotland not yet have their voting age lowered to 16 for all votes. One side of the arugument is that 16 year olds can be married and start a family but can 't vote and on the other hand some argue that teenagers are not yet mature enough to make a decision in an election....   [tags: Election, Voting, Voter turnout, Elections]

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Why Young People Do Not Vote?

- Although there are 44 million eligible young voters ages 18-29, in 2012 only 45% of them voted. These young people make up one fifth, or 21%, of the eligible voting population, yet they often do not vote. Voting is a tremendous gift. Young people in many other countries around the world have to fight to gain this right. In America, voting is often taken for granted by all age groups, but the youth take it for granted the most. In this paper, the reason why young people do not vote will be explored and solutions as to how to get them to vote will be proposed....   [tags: voting, youth, republicans, democrats, information]

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One Vote Can Change The World

- One Vote Can Change the World Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever the deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting (cleanslatenow.org). If citizens of the United States of America have the right to vote, why do the citizens not vote in the Democracy that is given to the voters. The United States of America is set up as a Democracy. Therefore, the citizens eligible to vote are responsible for selecting representatives....   [tags: Elections, Democracy, Voting, Election]

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Democracy Is The Right For Citizens For Vote For Their Leader

- A democracy has been in place over the entire history of the United States, and included in that democracy is the right for citizens to vote for their leader. Over the course of history, many changes and adjustments have been made to the rules to make them fairer to those citizens. In the beginning, only white, property owning males could vote. As the years passed, the rules loosened to women, and African Americans and all other races, and now, the main requirements are 18 years of age, a US citizen, and a registered voter, among others....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voting system, Voting]

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Should Felons Vote?

- Should Felons Vote. In the United States 2.2 million citizens are incarcerated on felony charges. Laws in America prohibit felons from voting. As a result, on Election Day 5.3 million citizens of America are disenfranchised because of crimes they once committed. Though they once broke the law, they have served their time and have been punished adequately in accordance with the American Justice System. Felons should regain full voting rights after their stint in prison. Most politicians argue that because a felon has committed a crime that their judgment can no longer be trusted....   [tags: losing civil liberties when you commit a crime]

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The Electoral College Vs. Popular Vote

- The Electoral College vs. Popular Vote The United States is a privileged country with freedoms and opportunities many countries strive to achieve. People come into the United States in hopes to obtain these rights and make a better life for themselves; they strive to achieve “The American Dream.” Citizens are given the chance to vote, speak their mind, and live according to their desires without prejudice. However, the same government that promises hope has flaws that frustrate the American people; the Electoral College is one topic of debate....   [tags: President of the United States, Electoral College]

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Part A- Prisoner 's Right For Vote

- Part A- Prisoner’s Right to Vote Felon disenfranchisement is the practice of denying the right to vote to currently incarcerated felons, those serving terms of probation or parole, and former felons. There is much controversy over whether or not incarcerated inmates, more specifically inmates who are incarcerated for felonious convictions, should be afforded the right to vote. Forty-eight out of America’s fifty states have voting restrictions for those of whom have been or currently are incarcerated for felonious convictions....   [tags: Prison, Criminal law, Recidivism, Felony]

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The History of Feminism and Women's Right to Vote

- Throughout history women have always been subordinate to men. At the start of the 1800s, women were still looked upon primarily as the homemaker. But due to and along with the Second Great Awakening, women decided that they wanted to make changes of their own. This started the evolution of women’s roles and women’s opportunities in the family, the workplace, and society. Before the 1900s women had few rights. Women could not vote, could not own property after marriage, or if married could not keep their own wages....   [tags: Feminist, Voting, Women Suffrage]

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Reasons For Vote For Right Wing Parties

- The Reasons of tendency to vote for right-wing parties in West. How it could be harmful. There are groups of people in most of the European countries and the USA who have voted or tend to vote for far right populist parties. These right-wing parties in a growing number of European countries have made electoral gains (Fig. 1). One example is “Alternative for Germany”, a right-wing populist political party (Decker, p. 34-39), which won 10 out of 16 German state parliaments in September 2016 (Nienaber)....   [tags: Unemployment, United States, Economics]

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Vote Ndp : Best Pension Platform

- Vote NDP. Best Pension Platform in Federal Election 2015 The New Democratic Party has the best platform on pensions. They will put legislation in place to protect employment pensions, increase the Canadian Pension Plan, Guaranteed Income Supplement benefits and leave the benefit eligible age limit at 65 years old. For most individuals retirement requires private savings supplemented by Old Age Security and the Canada Pension Plan benefit. Unless we vote NDP in the Federal Election October 19, 2015, we may not get to enjoy those benefits....   [tags: Pension, Retirement, Canada Pension Plan]

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We Must Prevent Vote Suppression

- In the beginning, when our founders created the constitution, there was a struggle not only between race and color but also between male and female acknowledgement. The Year is 1776 and having land, being over 21, and in some state policies, having a religious affiliation, disqualified many individuals from casting their thoughts into so young a government. Starting with only 6% of the population having the capacity to vote, our country was founded. It has been 237 years and 11 amendments since, and we are still struggling with suffrage....   [tags: politics, minority votes]

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vote for me

- It has been a year since the networks called the election for Al Gore, then for George W. Bush, which caused Gore to concede to Bush, after which the news of the closeness of the Florida vote caused Gore to retract his concession. Armies of lawyers then descended upon Florida and the nation was buried in a flurry of dimpled ballots and falling chads. Almost immediately, a number of influential academics, pundits, and political leaders seized the opportunity of confusion in Florida to blame the Electoral College and urge us to throw it out in favor of a simple national vote....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reasons To Vote

- This activity is rational because candidates must gain and maintain public support. The extensive campaign that most candidates go through requires large sums of money. This money is used to become visible to the mass by the media. The media is responsible for linking the elites with the mass. This is why the elites use the media so much. The media portrays the candidates in a light that will get the most ratings. Candidates spend more money to help put a positive spin or a higher approval rating on their campaign....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Everyone Has an Obligation to Vote

- Why should I vote. This is a simple question with a long history of debate. My vote doesn't make a difference anyway. I'm too busy. They're all crooks, why should I vote for one of them. There isn't a good choice. Nothing will change. The problem with these reasons is that they actually perpetuate the circumstances keeping would-be-voters away from the polls. Many arguments exist for both sides of the issue, however, I believe more reasons to vote exist than lame excuses. My vote is too insignificant to make a difference anyway....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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Children Are Too Young to Vote

- Children Are Too Young to Vote On February 22, 2004, I finally turned 18. I was an adult. I was supposed to be responsible. I had rights I never had before. And I was old enough to make my own decisions. Although I passed up buying cigarettes, joining the military, and getting a tattoo, I did embrace the chance to vote. I remember walking into the town hall for the first time, filling out my voting card, and feeling the sense of adulthood. When I was sitting there voting I realized how little I actually knew about the candidates....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Why Is It Important For Vote During The Presidential Elections?

- Why is it important to vote during the presidential elections. During the past decades many people have demonstrated that voting is something not important to do, since rates of people voting have decreased . In reality, many people do not realize that a vote can make a change not only for the elections, but for their own future. People who decide not to vote are not allowing their own opinions and beliefs be heard. If we have the right to vote, we need to take advantage of this opportunity since we are the ones that choose new improvements in our government system to be made ....   [tags: Election, Elections, Democracy, Voting]

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Reason why Convicts Should not be Allowed to Vote

- Murderers, rapists, and those convicted with aggravated assault, have obviously not made wise decisions in their lives, yet they are allowed to vote. According to www.felonvoting.procon.org, currently, in Michigan, individuals who have been convicted of a felon are allowed to vote after their term of incarceration. Some think that those who have a felony from a violent crime should not be able to vote, regardless if they have completed their sentence or not. However, other people think that even though an individual with a violent felony may vote after their incarceration period; although, in some states, the felon may have to wait a certain amount of years before they are able to vote....   [tags: felonies, violent crime, voting]

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Why Women Did not Have the Right to Vote by 1914

- As the 19th century progressed, women were quite successful as they were able to get the civil rights such as to vote in local elections. However, some women wanted the right to vote in parliamentary elections. These women joined a campaign called the suffrage movement. I will explain all the factors of why women didn’t gain the right to vote before 1914 in this essay. One long term reason for women not gaining the vote was the Victorian Ideal. A wife had to do everything that was told by her husband who was her protector and advisor....   [tags: suffrage, women, voting, 1914, ]

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Everyone Has the Right and Obligation to Vote in America

- ... In this period African Americans were granted the right to vote only in selected states. In the 1800’s the voting rights were pushed to the limits, asking to allow men who did not own land or pay taxes to vote, along with immigrants who knew they would become citizens later in life. According to the writers for dosomething.org (2012), “In 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment prohibited states from denying the right to vote based on race or earlier condition of servitude, yet violence and fraud still kept many African-Americans from actually entering their ballots” (Pg.1)....   [tags: electoral, regulations, law]

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Disenfranchising Felons: Should Ex-Felons Be Allowed to Vote

- The feelings of allowing felons to vote is chilling; those who have been to prison have committed crimes and are out to get their rights back. But it is clear that felons should be “disenfranchised because they have broken the laws,” says Edward Feser, a philosophy professor and writer. Yet people are still questioning whether it is moral to keep felons from getting the rights to vote. Disenfranchising felons is unintentional in racial issues, and is used to punish felons to teach them that once they've broken the laws, they have lost their voting rights as well, and it would also keep felons from violating fellow citizens' voting rights....   [tags: minorities, morality, rights]

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Should convicted felons have the right to vote?

- The whole idea of taking away a convicted felon’s voting rights started in Rome when they were the controlling empire. Nowadays, a majority of prisons throughout the United States are allowing felons to vote on who becomes the next president. Even though they have committed murder, rape, thievery, we blow off those thoughts and allow felons to have a say in who runs this beautiful country. So the question is, should we allow convicted felons to vote. Not a chance would I ever say yes into letting felons choose our next president....   [tags: Felons, Voting Rights, Crime, US Governement]

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Felon’s Readapting into Society and Their Right to Vote

- Throughout the nation there are 5.3 million Americans who are denied their right to vote because they have a criminal conviction on their record (“Felon Voting Rights”). In the state of Florida, a felon can’t apply for his right to vote to be restored until at least five years after he has completed his sentence, with no guarantee of his rights being restored. Violent and repeat felons haven’t proved they are good citizens; however non-violent felons, who have committed victimless crimes, should be allowed to have their rights restored when they have served their time and paid off their fines....   [tags: rehabilitation and suffrage]

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2012 Election: A Failure to Mobilize the Youth Vote

- The American youth voted in fewer numbers during Obama's reelection than for his first term. Michael P. McDonald points out this simple fact in his Huffington Post article from May 2013. He explains this decline both statistically and through the theory of mobilization, the later of which lacks substance and direction. He assumes the decline is because of campaigns failures to engage the youth, completely ignoring the complex motives behind a young voters turnout. Through the rational choice and resource models, these motives can be better deciphered....   [tags: mobilization, obama campaign, youth voters]

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A Women's Right to Vote

- Women's Right to Vote August 26, 1920 was perhaps one of the greatest victories of the century for women. Now when the polls open women and men stand next to each other and cast a vote that holds the same importance. Every person should remember the time and effort it took to get here as they approach the poll booth. There was a struggle to over come and that struggle was won. The landmark acceptance of the Nineteenth Amendment changed the way of life in American forever. "We were sixteen women sitting in sixteen chairs, longing to stand....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Convicted Felons Should Retain The Right to Vote

- Individuals convicted of a felony should not lose their right to vote. The right to vote is a birth right for citizens born in this country. This right is taken for granted by many and is exercised by far too few. As the United States prepares for its 57th presidential election over five million of its citizens will be denied their right to participate in the electoral process. Why would such a large number of people be denied a constitutional right. They have been excluded from voting because they have been convicted of a felony....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Reasons Why Women Couldn't Vote Before 1914

- Explain why women failed to get the vote before 1914 Women were trying to get the vote for many years before 1900, however this was not a serious concern and they were not doing much to achieve this. However in 1900 this all changed. The NUWSS (Suffragists) and the WSPU (Suffragettes) were set up in the early years of 1900; their goal was to allow women to get the vote. Their reason was that women were already allowed to work on city councils and become doctors, some notable ones too such as Florence Nightingale....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Vote for Senator John Kerry

- Vote for Senator John Kerry With this being an election year, the political speeches are to a max. All of the political candidates are using speeches and commercials to try and persuade American to put their trust in them by voting for them and not their opponent. Senator John Kerry has been using the rhetorical appeals in all of the speeches he has been giving, ever since the primary. At the 2004 National Democratic Convention, Kerry spoke with such passion, talked about his reputation, and gave proof to what he was speaking about....   [tags: Voting Election President Essays]

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Why Vote Is Like Rifle : Its Usefulness

- Theodore Roosevelt once said “ A vote is like rifle: its usefulness is depends on the character of the user.” and what he says is true voting does have is dangerous putting people into power who are amoral, bigoted, warmongering, and in general people who are just unfit for power. Which is why voting is so important in our culture in general. Why when you probably turn on the news your are bombarded with just news about your presidential candidates and their latest controversy. So it is our duty be socially aware of he want to be voted into office....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voting, United States]

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Why The British Voters Vote The Way They Do?

- Why the British voters vote the way they do. The voting patterns of Britain are only going to keep evolving as the voters, government, and world is always on the break of a new change, challenge, or crisis. In this essay, the way to see how the British voters vote is to look at the evolution of their voting habits from the start of the Westminster model until the present day politics. Looking at this evolution will contain the voting habits based on social class, policies, and strategic voting....   [tags: Elections, Voting, Plurality voting system]

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Vote Fraud or Voter Defrauded by Friedrichs Benson

- As previously states in the above sections, the definition for voter fraud has no concrete definition. However so Jocelyn Friedrichs Benson, dean of Wayne State University law school in Detroit and author of “Vote Fraud or Voter Defrauded”, explained that many individuals participate in the voting process and as such cases such as voter fraud will inevitably arise. This paper defines vote fraud as “when one or more entity involved in the political process intentionally commits a fraudulent act that hinders the outcome of an election from reflecting the will of a majority of people” (Benson 2009, 1)....   [tags: deceptive acts]

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Why vote for George Bush

- Candidate Letter Dear Ms Latourell, When you vote I think you should vote for George Bush. George Bush doesn't have as much experience as Gore, but He is highly educated and does still have a lot of political experience. George Bush’s plans on certain subjects such as social security and Medicare, gun control and education are better that Gores and are more realistic. George Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, CT. His religion is Methodist. George Bush went to Harvard or Yale, for four years each....   [tags: persuassive essays]

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Electoral College vs Direct Popular Vote

- The current process of electing the President of the United States through the Electoral College system should not be changed because the Electoral College system is superior in comparison to other comprehensive voting systems. Systems like direct popular vote or the national popular vote may work in democracies; however the United States is a federal republic. While allowing large metropolises and large states to be represented in a manner consistent with their size, the Electoral College has the exceptional attribute of allowing small states and rural areas to still maintain influence in the government....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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How The Vote Was Won Introduces The Contribution Of The Suffrage Movement

- How the Vote Was Won introduces the role of brave women in their journey to success of the national suffrage movement. Mead writes about the success that was brought by the women in the western states, and gives the readers an insight on the struggles of racism and elitism that played throughout the suffrage movement in the western states. In eight perceptive chapters, the authors focuses on a few states in the west, in which she explains the successes or failures of the campaigns for woman suffrage....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffrage, Women's rights]

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The Independent Lens Film, Please Vote For Me

- The Independent Lens film, Please Vote for Me, is a compelling documentary featuring the third grade class at the Evergreen Primary School, located in the communist country of China. It presents the faculty’s attempt at educating their students about democracy, and as such, we witness three children through their journey of the electoral process for the coveted position of the Class Monitor (Chen, 2007). In general, the version of democracy depicted in the film falls within its minimalist definition as defined by Schumpeter (1948)....   [tags: Voting, Election, Elections, Preselection]

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The Problem Of Unemployment And Its Effect On Democratic Vote Share

- a) While the P-value indicates that the probability of achieving the estimate is not small enough to reject the null hypothesis, this does not mean that unemployment has zero effect. First off, this p-value is for the estimate of unemployment on democratic vote share when all other control variables are held constant. Not taking these controls into account, unemployment may still have a statistically significant effect on democratic vote share. Further, the control variables may offer colinearity problems that are to blame for the insignificant findings....   [tags: Statistics, Sample size, Estimator]

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Why I Should Vote For At The Presidential Election

- I selected this book for my critical review assignment, as I was in doubt and/or questioning who I should vote for at the Presidential election which is scheduled to take place on November 8, 2016. Like most Americans, I agree we need a change, but I 'm uncertain just how much of a change the United States will encounter if Trump is elected President. The million dollar question is: "Are you ready for someone of his character to fill the seat in the White House for the next four years?" The book shares some of Trump 's outstanding credentials, skills, and knowledge that he acquired while studying at Ivy league schools....   [tags: Taxation in the United States, Tax, United States]

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Impossible is Nothing: One Woman, One Vote

- ... "Iron Jawed Angels" addresses the concept that " If I act, I cannot but lose. But if I do not act, it is a different kind of defeat, equally decisive and maybe worse. because then I will not even have a conscience left"(Brink 304-305). Accepting the established system and believing that this is the absolute fundamental way of life in which women were asked wait their turn, withdrawal and neglect the possibility of influencing any decision that would affect their lives and those of their children....   [tags: 1920's women's suffragist movement]

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Why Should You Vote For Donald Trump?

- Why should you vote for Donald Trump. Why not. What’s the worst that can happen. He can either keep the country exactly where it is (and it can not get much worse for 99% of the people)—or he might be our knight in shining armor, the one America has been awaiting for decades. Mr. Trump is refreshingly blunt, honest, and authentic. When Donald Trump speaks his mind and tells the whole world what he is thinking, he is actually is saying what millions of Americans are thinking but are afraid to say....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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The Importance Of A Zealous Decision For Not Vote For Prop 227

- Going back in time I would make a zealous decision to not vote for Prop 227. Requiring all public schools instruction to be conducted in English would be eradicating the various languages student posses by exerting English hegemony over different cultures. The proposition would allow schools to ignore students’ native languages along with pushing the dominant English language upon students. Prop 227 throws students into immersion programs that are supposed to last for one year, in order to make the students fluent in English....   [tags: Second language, Multilingualism]

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Doing Drugs Before One Can Vote

- Doing Drugs Before One Can Vote The danger that teens face with the temptation of drugs is all too real. The means to obtain drugs is already abundant. All kids need is some bad parenting and emotional trauma and they’re right on their way to becoming a statistic that Americans read about in text books. If the millennial generation was more informed on the dangers that are posed then maybe teenagers have a chance. Informing teenagers about the dangers of drugs isn’t enough because the only thing that can truly give someone the knowledge and wisdom about a certain subject matter is experience, which is problematic because that is exactly the thing that is trying to be avoided....   [tags: Drug addiction, Recreational drug use, Prohibition]

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Women's Right to Vote

- Women's Right to Vote After reading Francis Parkman's article, "Women Are Unfit to Vote", I found myself both offended and annoyed. His arguments were not only shaky, but they were also illogical. He states that the family has been the political unit; consequently, the head of the family should be the political representative. He goes on by stating that women have shared imperfectly in the traditions and not in the practice of self-government. Lastly, he suggests women might vote that men should go off and fight in war....   [tags: American America History]

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Young Americans Must Vote!

- Young Americans Must Vote. Why vote. This is a major question among many young Americans today. America's youth, does not take the time to read articles, observe the news, or pay attention to presidential debates and campaigns due to their busy schedules. This creates two problems. First, young voters have little knowledge of current issues in the election. Also as a result, they are unaware of the importance of voting. Each presidential election stirs up an old controversy of whether to vote or not to vote....   [tags: Politics Political Argumentative]

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Counting the minority vote

- Counting the Minority Voter This election year the presidential candidates are courting the minority voters like never before in history. States like Arizona, Florida, New Mexico and Ohio are considered swing states or battleground states. In many states voter registration drives have significantly increased the number of minority registered voters, particularly Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians. The candidates are well aware of this and are campaigning issues relevant to minority voters because they are prominent players in the political arena in the upcoming presidential election (Kamman)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women's Right to Vote

- Women's Right to Vote The move for women to have the vote had really started in 1897 when Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women's Suffrage. "Suffrage" means the right to vote and that is women wanted - hence its inclusion in Fawcett's title. Millicent Fawcett believed in peaceful protest. She felt that any violence or trouble would persuade men that women could not be trusted to have the right to vote. Her game plan was patience and logical arguments. Fawcett argued that women could hold responsible posts in society such as sitting on school boards - but could not be trusted to vote; she argued that if parliament made laws and if women had to obey...   [tags: Papers]

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