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    parties, either the Democrats or the Republicans. Many Americans probably would not be able to identify any of the candidates from minority parties in the 2016 election; however, without a doubt they can identify the candidates of the two major political parties. This problem stems from the regulations that maintain the two party system, ballot access laws. These ballot access laws are disruptive to the democratic process and hinder the people’s ability to perform their civil duties. If America does not make a move to change ballot access laws it is inevitable that the two-party disease will intensify and a large portion of the American people will be left without representation as the two dominant political parties control the issues discussed in the nation. The Democratic and Republican parties have become so large and powerful that there is no room for candidates of…

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    in this world. When it comes to voting, it is hard to tell which methods are best to go by. One method of voting, which has been around for a long time in our voting system, more commonly know in the United States than the newer, more technologic electronic voting machines are the older, paper voting ballots. The other method in the United states voting system is the newer, supposedly more efficient and safer electronic voting machines. Now that the electronic voting machines have been…

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    States finally began to awaken and increase the number of investigations into the corrupt election process. In 1888, Massachusetts became the first state to adopt the Australian ballot; all other states did the same by 1891, representing a considerable maturation in elections throughout the United States’ history (Lepore). Presently, the “Australian ballot” has developed into an important cog in the United States’ democratic process. Besides its secrecy, the ballot has developed various…

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    Ohio Ballot

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    Three issues on Ohio Ballot There are three issues going on the Ohio Ballot this year. They are redistricting, direct democracy, and the Legalization of Marijuana. All three of these issues are very important and will be voted on during the November 3rd election. Voters should know what they are voting for, because all three of these issues are very important. All of the issues can affect the people of Ohio greatly whether it is new districts, new monopoly amendment, and of course the…

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    The Ballot Question

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    Ballot questions offer the state a unique way of making the public vote laws for their legislation. An important aspect to how laws are voted on is through ballot questions. Ballot questions are a suggestion for a type of law that the people vote on. Many people of the state do not know how these ballot questions get onto the ballot. This year there were four questions on the ballot. Question 3 was about how animals should have more freedom while they are in their cages. Question 3 was…

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    won’t mind”. Jill looked to be in a quandary, her boss/co-worker had attended the same training. What was he asking her to do? She said, “Mark, I guess we should start our count again?” Mark said, “You signed the same statement of secrecy, let’s just pick Senator Johnson and call it a night.” Jill responded, “I don’t believe this is the job we were hired to do. Wont they put us in jail?” Waiting for his response, she had a flash of information going through her brain. Won’t we go to jail? Which…

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    The Ballot Or The Bullet

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    Malcolm X was a prominent figure in both the civil rights movement and the nation of Islam in the 1950s and 60s. Malcolm constructed the idea of “Black Nationalism”, a movement fighting for the social, economic, and political freedom of African-Americans. In the speech “The Ballot or the Bullet” delivered on April 3rd, 1964 at Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio Malcom X is discussing the 1964 election. He is communicating that all African-Americans have a choice and a voice in the election…

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    Muckrakers Research Paper

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    willingly or not, was the base of many problems in the 19th century. A Big Moral Movement in Democracy Origin: William Allen White.1910. U.S Senate. Politician. Primary. Purpose: To explain reform in the political system How did the political reforms such as, the secret ballot and recall make the United States more of a “democracy”? The secret ballot and recall made the US more of a democracy because it makes the US more equal. With the secret ballot in place no one can tell who you are…

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    Ballot Initiative System

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    The Ballot Initiative System in California was designed to give ordinary citizens the chance to change the laws of our state, as well as introduce new ones. That’s why it’s tragic that the process today is so tilted in favor of the rich and well-connected. Proof of this can be seen in the high costs of a successful campaign. California gives organizers only six months after filing their proposition to collect 365,880 signatures of registered voters, according to the Secretary of State’s…

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    Article 1 Summary 1 In the article “Ballot Position: It Matters,” the author Matthew Wills states the order of the candidate's name on the ballot has a huge impact of which candidate wins the election. It is believed that the first name listed on the ballot is generally the winner of the election. The listings were placed in alphabetical order at one time. The outcome was advantageous for the first name listed but not nearly as much for the items further down on the ballot. Presidential…

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