It is stated in favor of these voter ID laws that they would help in combating fraud, while those against the enactment of these laws argue that it is a way out to disenfranchise voters. These laws basically ask for identity proof,…
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But personally speaking, I don’t agree to their argument. Cost factor of $25 on the registration of voters is a one time cost. If the general opinion favors abolition of the cost that should be considered for exemption by the government and voter IDs should be provided at the government expense so that those who speak against these laws could not find an excuse due to the cost factor of $25. I do not agree with the analysis of the New York Times that the number of 120 fraud cases filed by the Justice Department is not a big enough number. On the contrary, I agree with the opinion of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, that voting frauds are a genuine threat, and only voter IDs can help check it (Lee, 2012).
Any step taken by the government to leak-proof the voting process will help the democratic process in the long run. It is the ethical responsibility of the federal government, irrespective of which party is in power, to provide voter ID cards to the poor classes, senior citizens and minorities at its own cost
Lee, S. (2012, Nov. 5). Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about voter ID laws. ProPublica.org. Retrieved from
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Though different methods of electing people in leadership positions have been tried in the course of human civilization, Lijphart (1999,pp 57-61)argues that voting is one of the oldest methods and it has undergone a lot of transformation to the current period.
The writer expresses dismay in that America unlike other democratic nations are not showing the zeal for turning up during election dates and that this trend is not consistent with what a democratic nation should portray. He also continues to write that most challenges of the democracy are the level of literacy a country enjoys.
USA wants to make itself a model for other democracies. It is a well-known fact that democratic governments are run by the people, and they are accountable for every action. In direct democracy, usually people vote for every issue that surfaces. Nonetheless, there is no perfect model of direct democracy in the world.
They didn't know anything about the candidates. These same individuals will claim later as their Social Security payments, educational benefits, or gas prices soar that they were victims of circumstance from the bad policies of corrupt politicians. However, Americans are not feathers on the wind of government.
Still majority should vote; the recent problem that United States has experience is the decline in the number of voters. United States is not the only country that is facing this problem. The 3 basic reasons that a person should vote in America are:
The first reason that voting is the most effective way a person can make his or her voice heard is a very strong point to convince a person in favor of voting.
Miller argues that he "doesn't want some idiot who doesn't know anything about the issue deciding who will be president or whether to raise my taxes"; rather he has confidence in the mature and intelligent people who turn out to vote. Miller claims "to change that would be a recipe for disaster." In my opinion, Miller is correct in his assessment of the present state of affairs working well as is and that lowering the voting age would not be beneficial; however changes in our current voting laws to offer an incentive could be implemented to make them more effective.
Campaign promises are often aimed at attracting a voter bloc based on gender, race, union affiliation, or age. Since the turn of the 21st century, the youth vote, and their role in presidential politics,
There are different voting system uses for different types of voting like Plurality voting system, preferential voting system, approval voting system and range voting system. (Memidex)
As, (Alvarez) writes, “Unfortunately, I