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Unformatted text preview: Weaknesses of the American political system exist in the election process as well. Although the popular vote is usually reflected through the electoral process, the Electoral College obtains the right of overruling the popular vote. The judicial branch may obtain more power than it should due to the fact justices are appointed rather than elected officials. Freedoms of prosperity may also provide a negative aspect towards the participation of Americans as more time is spent on achieving the American dream than on maintaining the democratic election process. One fundamental change that would benefit American democracy is finding a resolution to the election process. The astronomical amount of money spent through the campaign process is reflective on the individuals that are elected. Many resort to political American Political System 3 influence to obtain the funding necessary and limit the participation of effective candidates....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '11