Essay on Electoral Rules And Socioeconomic Changes

824 Words Jun 26th, 2016 4 Pages
Every four-years we have one major election for a president, and every four-years we’re unsure of who will win. Different changes in the world, in America, and in Texas have a large effect on who will take office for those years. The same goes for local and state governments, as well. Electoral Rules and Socioeconomic changes make a rather large difference in who wins. All city and special district elections in Texas are nonpartisan, or not biased, elections. These elections have two negative consequences; voter turnout is low and people take it more personally and are less issue oriented. In Texas’ elections, there is less representation for ethnic minorities and the working class than there is for the rest of the population of Texas. With no representation, the ethnic minorities and working class choose to not vote during elections. Out of the few that do vote, the voters tend to vote more for personality and less for who has the same viewpoint on issues. Redistricting, under electoral rules, also has an effect on who will win an election. Every 10 years, after the census is taken, the state redistricts because of shifting in population within cities and between districts. It is a federal law that we must redistrict. Redistricting takes place in order to have nearly equal populations in each district. Shifting things around also helps raise competitiveness between the political parties and helps minimize the influence of minority voters. Throughout the history of Texas,…

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