Free and Fair Elections

Free and Fair ElectionsElection is the process by which members in a given community or nation choose there leaders in democratic society, therefore such kind of an election should be free and fair to ensure that the leaders era acceptable to all members of the society therefore an election should give basic freedom to citizens in order to have full participation in the elector process example people should be around to join a political party of there choice without fear of intimidation...



Is USA Ready for a Black President?

Is USA Ready for a Black President?The United States presidential election happens every four years and it gives the prime most position in the world to the “lucky” presidential winner and this winner would render a four-year term starting at midday on Inauguration Day, a year after the election. The election is conducted in various states, no through the federal government.



Rocking The Vote In 2008

Rocking The Vote In 2008
Rocking The Vote In 2008
The story arc of Shades of Darkness, Shades of Grace covers five years and three elections. Set in Minnesota, home to the nation’s highest voter turn-out, the Pierson family understands that voting is not a right but a privilege, and one they exercise regularly. With 2008 a presidential election year, readers of the novel might view Minnesota as an example for the rest of the country to follow.

Nationally between 1960 and 2004, voter participation in presidential election years declined from 63.1% in 1960 to 55.3% in 2004. There were encouraging blips, as percentages rose between 2000 and 2004, from 51.3% to 55.3%. Still, that pales in comparison to Minnesota where a whooping 76.8% of the population voted in 2004, leading the country in voter participation.



News Coverage of Political Campaigns and its Negative Affects

News Coverage of Political Campaigns and its Negative Affects
Have you ever turned on the TV to watch the news during election year? News programs constantly bombard the public with campaign coverage that negatively affects the way people vote. The most noticeable effect the TV news media causes is a decrease in voter attendance at the ballot boxes. News coverage of political campaigns reduces voter turnout because of the negative campaign tactics used by candidates and their parties; exit polls that predict the outcome of an election; and the public?s perception that the media can be bought to influence people to vote for a certain issue or candidate.



What My Vote Means to Me (Law essays)

What My Vote Means to Me (Law essays)Why vote? Why make the effort to learn everything there is about the presidential candidates running in the election and go out and vote? Will it even matter? Will my vote make a difference? Will I be heard? The answers to all of these questions are yes. The reason for voting is because all the answers to these questions are yes. It will be worth your while and you can make a difference.



Essay on Canada vs USA

Essay on Canada vs USABoth Canada and the USA have governments that seem to work quite well, amidst their differences. While the USA is a republic, Canada is a constitutional monarchy, and both are based on the ideas of democracy. However, they are different in many ways, and each government has it’s share of better methods than the other. For example, the USA has a definite term of office set for the president, 4 years, so that the president will know when he is done....



Do Political Campaign Contributions Impact the Outcome of Elections?

Do Political Campaign Contributions Impact the Outcome of Elections?
In the process of searching for a research question that has the possibility of gaining positive results one must find a dependent variable in addition to several independent variables that might be a direct cause or a factor in the dependent variable. In observing major political elections throughout my life I have noticed a recurring trend. In many elections one candidate outspends their opponent in an attempt to gain victory. I intend to set up a research design to determine whether independent variables concerning campaign contributions have an effect on the outcome of elections.
As campaign finance reform remains a hot topic in congress with legislation such as the McCain-Feinghold Bill, it is important to determine if campaign spending affects the outcome of elections. If the results this question indicate a direct relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable then legislative restrictions might necessary. If campaign spending does not factor in on the outcome of elections, then maybe there is nothing wrong with a candidate outspending their opponent.



Three Arizona Schools Candidates Hold Differing Views

Three candidates are running for the post of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Arizona schools in the September 12th election. Current Superintendent Tom Horne is running as the unopposed Republican candidate, seeking his second term in office. Two Democrats are challenging Horne — Slade Mead and Jason Williams. Mead is a sports agent, a former state senator, a former Kyrene School District board member, and a former Republican. Williams is a former middle school m...



Reasons Behind the Failure of the Provisional Government

Reasons Behind the Failure of the Provisional Government
The provisional government was brought about after the fall of the Tsarist government collapsed. This was done purely because of lack of support for the Tsar and being the only major party. They were in power for 8months and after making five serious errors; they were removed from power by force. Kerensky ran the provisional government and it was his lack of judgement, just like the Tsars stupidity and gullibility that let him down. The first error he made was that he made no attempt to make the provisional government legitimate. It never held a democratic election for fear of losing status. Even though at the start of their reign they could have won the election and become legitimate, Kerensky?s lack of judgement made him decide against it. When the soviets issued ?Order No1? he should have taken the chance he got to remove it as it caused him to partially lose control of the army ? one of his methods of control of the country. The officers were rendered powerless and the balance of power was clearly seen to shift away from Kerensky.



What’s Your Congressional IQ?

What’s Your Congressional IQ?
What’s Your Congressional IQ?
How much do you know about our nation’s leaders? Take our quiz to learn more about some of the longest-running congressmen of the twentieth century.

Questions
This U.S. senator was elected in 1973 as the sixth-youngest senator and represented his state until just recently, when he received a worthy promotion during a historical election.
When this senator passed away, many Americans felt that it was the end of an era — or dynasty — for a prominent U.S. family with a strong liberal background.
Sometimes called "Mr. Sam," this Texas congressman was also the longest running Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, when he was appointed in 1940 at the age of 58.
This Democratic senator is continuing a family tradition of serving in Congress, and is currently the senior senator and the longest running member in congressional history. He is also third in line to succeed the president.