Different Types of American Voters Part III

For the final post in our “Different Types of American Voters” series, here are the last three typologies consisting of Bystanders and two other kinds of Democrats, New Coalition and Hard-pressed. If you haven’t related to any of the previous types, perhaps you’ll fall into these last categories. 7. New Coalition Democrats The breakdown: New Coalition Democrats are an ethnically diverse group in which majority are in the minority. As a reflection of their diversity, they believe that immigrants only strengthen and enrich American society. They are a highly religious group of voters who think that government-regulated businesses are necessary to protect public interest. They support the government and claim that having an even bigger...

Different Types of American Voters: Part II

We’ve discussed the first 3 types of American voters in the previous post. Now, here’s part 2 with 3 more types of voters. Do you think you belong to any of these group? 4. Staunch Conservatives The breakdown: They are very assertive when it comes to foreign policy but when it’s about social and economic policies, a completely opposite take. They think new environmental regulations can actually hurt the US economy instead of helping it. Change is not a comfortable situation for them so even new health care laws are seen with a bad effect to the current health care system. Their political positions include pro-business and pro-military strength. It’s also interesting to know that this particular group of  voters are the oldest, most are...

Different Types of American Voters: Part I

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Center (2011), there are 9 different types of American voters. These typologies emerged after the survey revealed a few highlights in which the grouping had strong ideological positions on a variety of topics as well as choosing not to identify themselves with any particular party. These typologies may well have changed over the years but do you still belong to any of these “types”? 1. Main Street Republicans The breakdown: Everybody’s a critic but “Main Street Reupublicans” are highly critical, more so than others. They are skeptics in terms of the economy but are supporters of regulations related to the environment. They also don’t want to be nosy neighbors since they prefer less...

Voting Online

Most American’s considering Voting for the President to be one of the true symbols of democracy. Voting can be liberating, inspiring and effective when the system in place is working properly. Unfortunately, there has always been doubt of whether or not the United States Voting system is working for the better good of the citizens, or is being manipulated by powerful individuals at the top. This is not a website about conspiracy theories that surround the voting process, but we will explore all sides of how the American public votes. We’d be foolish to only explore voting for the President once every four years, as there are many opportunities for citizens to cast their ballot for political leaders in between election years. Local election races can be more...

Voting In America

America is rather unusual in having its executive elected through indirect means. Voters in the states and the District of Columbia cast their ballots to elect the members of the United States Electoral College, who then go on to elect the President of the United States. Each state receives the same number of electors as its members of Congress, while the District of Columbia receives three electors. Most states are set up so that the winner of the state-wide popular vote takes all available electors. In contrast, congressional districts in Maine and Nebraska choose one elector each while the remaining electors are chosen based on the state-wide popular vote

Online Voting

Online voting has become more and more popular in recent times due to several advantages compared to old-fashioned methods. First, being able to vote online means that even people who are unable to get to the voting booths due to either financial or health reasons can still cast their ballots through the Internet. Second, the increased convenience means that more voters are going to cast a ballot, which produces an election result that better represents the electorate. Of course, online voting has also potential problems such as the specter of election manipulation, but their threat can be mitigated using rigorous testing and the proper precautions.