Primaries[ edit ] Candidates with considerable name recognition who entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in the early stages of the primary campaign included Representative and former Libertarian nominee Ron Paulformer Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlentywho co-chaired John McCain's campaign informer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romneythe runner-up for the nomination in the cycle, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Michele Bachmann participating, and Gary Johnson excluded. A total of thirteen debates were held before the Iowa caucuses. The first major event of the campaign was the Ames Straw Pollwhich took place in Iowa on August 13,
What expats and the mainstream media French and American alike fail to notice or fail to tell you about French attitudes, principles, values, and official positions… Sunday, January 22, The Vote and the Electoral College System Explained — With Help from the European Union To better understand the election results in the United States, it is perhaps helpful to make a comparison that brings in the European Union.
Sounds like a shrieking Trotskyite protester from the s, right? Or from any other era, not least the present. It is a republic. A Democracy is a government of men, it is rule by the majority which sounds pretty good, until the majority becomes a mob ; A Republic is a government of laws, it is a rule by the majority, coupled with protection for the minority for the political minority.
Both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party campaigned according to the system in place, not the system not in place. Neither was going for the popular majority, they were going for the victory in the number of states, i. They knew the goal, that is how they campaigned, and, no, there were no unpleasant or, rather, no unfair surprises.
Yeah, very interesting, but… so what? But the "Democratic" system is undoubtedly better, you counter? Not sure — read on: Thus, for instance, neither Hillary nor Trump made many campaign stops in California. Meanwhile, conservatives in the Golden State will not bother to leave their homes to vote knowing it is futilewhich they certainly would do, if the rule-book allowed for a one-vote system thus changing the popular votes back, perhaps decisively, perhaps not, towards the right.
This brings us to the fifth and final point: But because California is by far the most populous state, its winning majority turned the simple state majority into also the national majority. Indeed, imagine if it were the other way around, and a winning Republican had won the popular vote, but also only because of one single state Texas?
The total amount of votes is still more fair! Try to imagine this on a European level. Imagine that in a more unified European Union, a continental vote has one of two EU candidates win the popular vote in, say, 20 nations out of 28, from Denmark and France to Estonia and Greece.
The above scenario shows why, if the EU did want to go ahead with "a more closer union", countries like Denmark, Belgium, and Portugal would refuse a system based on the one-man-one-vote, because they would become totally subjugated by the more populous countries — and who could blame them for that?
Countries like France, Germany, and Italy, on the other hand, would counter that a system in which each country has the same amount of votes is ridiculous and unfair, amounting to the loss of rights for tens of millions of people when their nations have five to 10 times the populations of their smaller neighbors — and who could blame them for that?
This is precisely the debate that occurred between the 13 former colonies, the small states Delaware, Connecticut, South Carolina… and the large states Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts…in the s.
Indeed, let us leave the Old Continent and head back across the Atlantic: The result of the debates in the summer of is the United States Constitution: It is called … the electoral college.The S.E.A.
Write Award, or Southeast Asian Writers Award, is an award that is presented annually since to poets and writers of Southeast Asia. The awards are given to the writers from each of the countries that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, though not all countries in ASEAN are represented every year.
Description of electoral system: and the list with the most votes wins all the seats. One member of each list is required to be a member of the Malay, the Indian or another minority community.
Independents may technically run in the GRCs, but they must do so on a joint-list. Yes (30 November ) · Has Singapore ratified CRPD: Yes ( This is a an area cartogram map, sometimes referred to as a value-by-area map.
On this map of the continental United States, the size of each state is modulated and stretched by t. The powers of the President of Singapore are divided into those which the President may exercise in his a candidate may not spend more than $, or 30 cents for each person on the electoral register, whichever is the returning officer declares the candidate with the highest number of votes to be elected as President.
If not, the Appointer: Elected by Parliament (–), Direct election (since ). Results History - Ablekuma North constituency. ; NPP %: NPP %: NPP %: NPP: NDC vs NPP: President - Historical Performance. Description of electoral system: The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
A candidate pair must be nominated by a party or coalition with at least 20 percent of seats in the DPR or that won at least 25 percent of votes .