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    issue. In “The Historical Context of Voter Photo-ID Laws”, Davidson asserts that Voter Photo-ID laws are tantamount to a discriminatory poll tax. In Spakovsky;s “Requiring Identification by Voters” the author counters that voter fraud is a threat too dangerous to leave unchecked. While neither Davidson nor Spakovsky fully explicates the intricacies of the issue or introduces an unchallengeable argument, the debate itself underscores an ideological tension between liberty and security. It is also clear to the reader that partisan interests inform both positions on Voter ID laws. In “Is There a Middle Ground in the Voter ID debate”, Edward Foley appeals to a compromise on the issue and strives to reconcile the concerns voiced in the other two articles. In answering the two sides of the debate, his rationales ultimately appear the most reasonable and fair in terms of preventing fraud and protecting voters from discriminatory restrictions. However, his proposed solutions fall short of ideal. In considering the arguments presented on the topic, it is evident that the risk of discrimination outweighs that of voter fraud. Thus,…

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    Cameron Nolet Mrs. Blackburn British Literature 12 November 2016 Election Fraud may be Over Exaggerated The definition of voter fraud is the illegal interference with the process of an election. Looking at the history in the United States it does reflect periods of time where different forms of election fraud took place. It seems that over the past two decades during every major election cycle at least one of the candidates will bring up the issue of possible election fraud. In particular…

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    of each tweet. There were a large number of tweets (37.95%) complained about BBC’s nonfeasance as gatekeeper to report this specific issue, as the public service broadcast had covered little about the alleged electoral fraud. Satirical and aggressive comments constitute the second large percentage, followed by the tweets that mentioned the legal investigations of both police and the Electoral Commission. C. The comparison between the discussion in the mainstream media and on social…

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    Jack Abramoff Jack Abramoff is a former lobbyist and businessman. He was convicted of mail fraud, conspiracy, bribing of public officials and tax evasion. Jack plead guilty to charges that aligned him with embezzling over eighty millions dollars. An act, that marks it as one of the biggest white collar crimes to date. Schmidt and Grimaldi the authors of The Challenge of Democracy have deemed it “the biggest congressional corruption scandal in generations” (Schmidt and Grimaldi 2005, A01).…

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    Marisa Olson Currie American National Government November 15, 2015 Should the Electoral College Be Reformed or Abolished? The Electoral College is a part of our political system in our country. To fully understanding what it does, the way it’s changed, and also the problems it contributes to is difficult. In this essay I will be addressing the argument, should the electoral college be formed or should it be abolished? I will also be addressing both the pros and cons of either abolishing it or…

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    nation’s vote. A fraction of it is for the third party candidates, but it will still go to one of the two major candidates. In addition, as included, the Electoral College elects the next president even if that individual failed to win the popular vote. Thus, as was also stated, makes an illusion of democracy. For instance, probably the most famous case regarding Electoral College bias was the 2000 election between former President George W. Bush and Al Gore, in which even the Supreme Court got…

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    In 2012 Donald J. Trump tweeted that “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” It’s ironic that because of the electoral college he was elected president. He lost the popular vote by more than two million votes, and yet won the presidency. This is the second time in 16 year that this has occurred. In the wake of the most recent election, the electoral college has become a controversial topic in the United States. In a presidential election, voters are not actually voting for the…

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    out of the presidential election of 2000, many people were convinced that the electoral college had to go. In the Gore vs Bush election, Bush had come out the winner, although only in the electoral college. Surprisingly, in a rare turn of events, Gore exceeded Bush in popular votes, and it was only through a long scuffle over the state of Florida that Bush finally won the presidency. For a great portion of the population, approximately 62% according to an article on Gallup by Lydia Saad, it was…

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    Worldcom Scandal Summary

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    you choose and how the corporate world would be affected if everyone chose similar actions. Auditors are known as the watchdogs of accounting. Their primary responsibility is to guard the best interest of the public. “The auditor’s obligations are to certify that public reports depicting a coronation’s financial status fairly present the corporation’s financial position and operations” (Duska, Duska, & Ragatz, 2011). During the WorldCom scandal, Arthur Anderson, originally one of the big five…

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    person gets to their destination they are robbed of their money. The robber used the computer to bring in their target, which resulted in a criminal activity. Lastly, crimes associated with the prevalence of computers, which is basically “the industry itself, but also include its customers and even people who have avoided information technology.” For example, music lovers might use various sources of music websites to download their favorite music. (Taylor, Fritsch, & John, 2015) “Cyber-crime…

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