Over the years, elections have formed and played an integral role in the America’s political life. Elections provides the people with the opportunity to elect their preferred leaders, forms a favorable platform to shape and influence the political discourse and trends in the country and promotes the establishment of an effective electoral system. The house election of 1992 remains one of the historical elections in the American calendar that marked the end and the beginning of a new trend in the America’s political arena.
The 1992 house election coincided with presidential election that involved two presidential candidates- Bill Clinton (Democrat) and George H.W Bush (Republican). In this election, Bill Clinton managed to defeat President George H.W Bush (the incumbent president) and was declared and inaugurated as the forty-second president of America. In the same presidential election, Al Gore (Democrat) defeated Dan Quayle (Republic) and was elected as the forty-fifth vice president of America. However, the 1992 house elections were unique in the sense that the democrats lost nine seats to the republicans in the House, but they managed to retain the highest number of representatives in the senate and the House of Representatives (William 45). The outcome of the 1992 house election was partial attributed to the redistricting effect of 1990 census.
Elections results are important to political analysts, politicians, government agencies and the public because they reveal an emerging trend in the political arena, influence how the congress and the government perform and shapes the political discourse (Jacob 1). In this case, although the republicans lost in 1992 presidential election, they increased the number of representatives in the house; an idea that indicated that the Republican Party was still vocal and famous in the country. This trend was important because it influenced the congress and the government to deliver reliable, affordable and quality services to the people and increased efficiency and performance in other arms of the government.
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William Novak. The democratic experiment: new directions in American political history. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003. Print.