Analyze the voting trends in Texas for presidential, gubernatorial, and constitutional amendment elections..
1. In your opinion, why don’t Americans, in general, and specifically Texans vote in large numbers?
2. Analyze the voting trends in Texas for presidential, gubernatorial, and constitutional amendment elections.
3. Thinking of your own involvement in the election process, do you participate frequently, on occasion, rarely, or never? Please explain why you do or do not vote. Do you think your level of participation will increase as a result of this class? Why or why not?
These are the discussion question and should be 250 word.
What is redistricting? What is gerrymandering? How do both of these play into campaigns and elections?
What was the original intent for redistricting the specified area in the first place?
Was the redrawn district representative of the original intent and what have the courts had to say about this issue? Read this very recent article on this: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2018-01-12/supreme-court-takes-up-fight-over-texas-electoral-districts
As a citizen or resident of Texas, what do you think of the politicizing of districts in an effort to garner votes from specific types of people (race, ethnicity, gender, political party affiliation, etc)?
What are your over all thoughts and impressions about this issue? Should the politicians be taken completely out of the redistricting procedure, in an effort to maintain a bit more fairness or is the current system working? Why or why not?