Thousands of voters were still in queues waiting to vote even after Obama had delivered his acceptance speech (Editorial). This was not an isolated case because many had spent numerous hours in line waiting to cast their vote all over the country some even jeopardizing their employment. Another rampant problem is the issue of secret campaign donations (Editorial).
These are the issues that tarnish the election system of the United States. The reason behind choosing this topic as the subject matter is because however miniature the problem seems, it is the backbone as democracy as we know it as a nation. Also, the United States is always rallying for fair and peaceful elections but it is doing little to promote the same in its own soil.
This topic is important to this course because the history of the united stated is built on democracy and fair election. It is only reasonable then that the administration keeps its legacy running before it is completely forgotten and disregarded by the future generation. The government has the power to change this situation if they gave states incentives like more funding for better election system. Also, policies like online registration would highly benefit the democratic process (Editorial).
This is an urgent need since in some areas groups choose to humiliate opposing supporters so as to reduce their morale. A good example is republicans who made it mandatory for voters to present identity cards during the previous elections (Editorial). Despite this challenge, masses still showed up for the voting process. A change in the voting system will remain in history since the united has faced many years of challenging elections that may lead to non-enthusiastic voters or corruption (Editorial).
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Editorial. “A Broken Election System,” The Opinion Pages. The New York Times. 20 November 2012. Web. 21 November 2012.
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