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chapter 10 - to run for president of the United States...

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Thao Vu 1. I think democracy is not endangered by the need to raise huge amounts of money to run for public office. No, the need for big money is not leading to less democracy or government by special interests. Yes, I would support public financing of campaigns. 2. 2.1. Define Gerrymandering: occur when electoral boundaries are manipulated for political gain by using useful techniques and strategies to create partisan, incumbent-protected and neutral districts. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander; however, that word can also refer to the process. 2.2. Define Majority-minority districts: A majority-minority district is a United States congressional district in which the majority of the constituents in the district are racial or ethnic minorities. 3. I think race should be taken into account when congressional districts are redrawn after each census. 4. I think it is not okay for someone with a lot of money but no political experience
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Unformatted text preview: to run for president of the United States because running a country is not doing a business so political experience is mandatory. I think experience is more important for a candidate than ambition. Of course, we do not want nonprofessional politicians in Washington. 5. Explain the electoral college & presidential elections: The Electoral College consists of the popularly elected representatives (electors) who formally elect the President of the U.S. The election for President is not a direct election by United States citizens. Citizens vote for electors, representing a state, who are the authorized constitutional participants in a presidential election. Then, electors are free to vote for anyone eligible to be President, but in practice pledge to vote for specific candidates and voters cast ballots for favored presidential....
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