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Michigan as a state has 16 electoral votes, which are highly influential during the process of electing the next president. As a rule, the 16 electoral votes from Michigan will go to the presidential candidate who has won the majority rule. Majority rule at times is usually overlooked when electoral votes are considered. When analyzing the 1876 election, electoral votes proved to be powerful than the majority rule. Nebraska as a state has 5 electoral votes; the majority rule will determine the presidential winner (McCaffrey, 2004).
In 1876, the presidential election in the United States was tightly contested, and it resulted in a lot of controversy. The presidential race was between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden. Hayes was a republican candidate from Ohio, while Tilden was a democratic from New York. Although, Hayes was pronounced as the president, a lot of questions were raised. The results showed that, Tilden had a popular vote of 4.2 million, against Hayes’s 4.0 million. However, regarding electoral votes, Hayes had 185 electoral votes, a difference of 1 from Tilden who had 184 electoral votes (McCaffrey, 2004).
The 1968 presidential election, tightly contested by top candidates Richard Nixon a republican, Hubert H. Humphrey a democrat, and George Wallace from the American Independent party, ultimately resulted in Nixon winning. The popular vote results were Nixon’s approximately 31,700,000 votes, Humphrey’s approximately 31,200,000 votes and Wallace’s approximately 9,900,000 votes. The electoral vote results were Nixon 301, Humphrey 191 and Wallace 46. The election was a plurality because the presidential winner, Nixon, only attained 43.4%, which was less than the required majority vote of more than 51%. The other candidates, Humphrey, and Wallace had 42.7% and 13.5% respectively (McCaffrey, 2004).
The 1824 presidential election, contested
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They might have thought that the voting system lacked the credentials of a liberal democracy.
Liberal democracy is a form of representative Government where regular attempts are made to protect civil liberties against the onslaught of Governments, institutions and powerful individuals in the society.
However, the territory is drifting towards been a blue state due to influence of immigrants.
The conservative aspect associated with southern politics has its root in the era of slave trade. Since much of southern states wealth was inform of slaves,
For example, Hungarians tend to be most personalized not only in absolute sense but even more clearly relative to the importance of party cues to vote choice. Thus, Hungary tends to be leader oriented and this could be attributed to other European countries such as
The level of education is also higher here which means more people are bound to go out and exercise their rights since they are more informed, incomes are also higher, families are more stable as indicated by a higher percentage of married couples. Age is also a key factor and voting patterns have always indicated that older people especially those above 45 years are more likely to go out and vote than the younger ones.
However, I believe that an individual will attain most personal satisfaction when trying to influence change from an interest groups as opposed to voting.
Voting is a political process that is influenced by the political infrastructure in the country.
Their fight for freedom may have earned them only voting rights but the people they were voting for made no difference to their lives and the race still remained to be disregarded.
Forty years after gaining freedom from slavery and nothing has