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    “Women’s Equality Day”, due to the efforts of Congresswoman Bella Abzug (D-NY). This designation recognized the many sacrifices made by these courageous women and men to achieve this ratification. So is this not worth celebrating! The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1920, during its convention that was held six months before the ratification. She was a women’s rights activist and a suffragist, who stated…

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    thing most wrong with the government is that America has such a low voter turnout, about 36% of the voter population in American came out to vote in the recent 2014 election and about 60% came out for in the 2012 election (Michael P. McDonald). Comparing America to other nations in voting rates American tends to lag. This is because other nations require their citizens to participate in vote unlike America. This low voter turnout is participially due to the inconvenience of registration.…

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    This current election season, millions have already come out to vote in the primaries and caucuses all around the nation, turnout has increased and everyone seems to be enthusiastically choosing a candidate. But there is one thing that voters going to the polls may not realize; contrary to popular belief, citizens of The United States have never directly voted for a President or Vice President. Instead, they vote for electors to vote for a specific candidate. Additionally, the President and Vice…

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    Voting Laws In America

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    voting process. In addition to voter ID laws, some states have even shortened early voting periods. These periods help involve those from the working-class who may not have time from their busy day to vote on election day by extending the period of time they can submit their ballot. However, with these cuts it negatively affects their ability to vote, thus cause a decrease in voter turnout. Yet, with all this evidence, why have some…

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    In an era where constant challenges permeated thirteen colonies, there were colonists who searched for peace. Like an eclipse in the sky, peace for these people was never truly believable. Great Britain at the time had occupied these colonies in the Americas, and their King, King George III, perceived them as a simple means of economic investment that would produce huge profits. As a result, these colonies were demanded to pay in trade and always had to pay up for tax imports and exports.…

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    inconvenient for them for the simplest, and even laziest, of reasons. A 2015 Washington Post article featured a survey conducted by the US Census Bureau on the reasons why registered voters didn’t vote on election day in 2014, the election day whose voter turnout was classified in the article as, “The worst turnout since 1942” [10]. 25% of the responses in the poll could be classified as the person being unable to make it to the polling center, whether because of illness/disability, being out of…

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    the Conservatives win an overall majority, 12 seats ahead of the Labour party and was said to be the most unpredictable election in a generation. With scores of the population having turned away from traditional styles of voting, a nation of swing voters emerged (Cowley and Kavanagh). Whilst it is true to say that social class and age remain fundamental components, it could also be said that more modern short term factors such as issue voting and the media have become more important in…

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    that need to be inclusive/ open, they let third-party-voters participate, they increase Independents’ participation in general election, independent voters base are growing, and they demand more from voters in assessing the candidates.” While, some of the disadvantages that the people may have include “ the undermining party affiliation and voter participation, they are disincentive engagement by core party activists, and they have lowered turnout by eliminating clear choices.” Within these…

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    power believe in or what they can do for communities and our country. By looking at local and federal election data, and other areas of research, we will see what voters in the Great Lakes states are thinking about when they cast their vote during an elections season. After being divided most of the 20th Century, we will see why voters have directed their loyalty to the Democratic Party but the most important question that we need to answer is what determines the…

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    Aaron Weinschenk Analysis

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    There is declining participation in local elections because of many reasons such as, voter apathy, a dislike of the candidates, work conflicts, the feeling that their vote doesn’t count, and a lack of knowledge about the candidates. In “Voter Turnout Plummeting in Local Elections” Aaron Weinschenk suggests the reason for lower voter turnout in local elections is due to “the negativity surrounding government in general is seeping into local government” and “polluting politics at all levels”…

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