The Election Of President Obama Essay

1535 Words Mar 23rd, 2015 null Page
Many conservative politicians and elected officials are realizing that electorate demographics are changing to include an influx of Asian-Americans, Latinos and African-Americans voters , particularly since the election of President Obama. The Republicans are stinging at the loss of the Presidency in 2008 and 2012, but are pleased with winning the majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate after the election in 2014. They are not confident that their majority will be maintained in the future and they want to win the Presidency in 2016. Because of their insecurities and aspirations, the conservatives are resorting to enacting or reverting to various methods to discourage or disenfranchise voters who would most likely be Democratic, including young people, the elderly but particularly the black and minority voters. There are various tactics to discourage voters that have succeeded before, such as limiting early voting polling days or hours, limiting voter registration enrollment time frames, or eliminating Election Day registration. Other successful but immoral and often illegal tactics that have suppressed voters could come into play, particularly in minority or poor voting districts, including intimidation with the threat of job loss, the warning of impending arrest at the polls for tickets or outstanding warrants, or mass communication barrages that falsely indicate a change of polling place, voting hours, or even the day of election. Another new…

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