Plurality vote winners results solidified by

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Plurality vote winnersResults solidified by secretary of stateYou can win the office without majority of the votesmajority= 50% + 1 voteLess than a majority, but the most votes = plurality
Run-off electionsDo not occur in NevadaReal majority More popular in Southern StatesNone of these candidates option NV is the only state to offer this on the ballot If this option wins, the 2nd highest option winsState candidates can use $5,000 from their supporters in primary/ $2500 for FederalPresidential SelectionCaucusMeeting of the votersNot directly choosing candidate for each party NV supports either a primary or a caucus (caucus has been used more lately)Held on set date and much lengthier than the primary2012 we had an early caucus Selecting delegate to move on to the conventionGeneral Election to select electorsVoters are not directly electing president Expressing a preferenceElectoral college system (US)Total of 538 electors435 members of House of Representatives100 members of US Senate3 from DCNevada has 6 electoral votesIncreased to 6 after 1910Two members of the US Senate and 4 of the House of Representatives= total of electoral votes270 Electoral Votes are needed to winWhen a candidate wins a popular vote, they receive all of the electoral votesNevada has voted for Presidential winners in every election except one since 1912Discussion 2Where Direct Democracy would be perfect in an ideal society, this idea is not necessarily realistic which is why I would not consider it the best way to determine the leadership of our country. While America does pride itself on being a free country with the right to chose our leaders, it is more than important that the people do not have that direct say. One extremely prominent issue with that would be unfair nature. Even today when voting, many Americans are not properly educated on the candidates where the media heavily distorts the views which creates a gap in those voters who are actually educatedin the candidate that they choose and those who are solely voting just because they have a right to. We cannot rely solely on the idea of direct democracy to determine the future. We have a representative government for that reason. I think that the role that direct democracy plays now on the state level is the furthest it should travel. Making it too broad and bringing it to the federal level would complicate the election process as well and cause slight chaos. We elect officials in order to voice the opinion of our communities and through the primary and general election process, the public’s voice is able to be heard and then utilized
by our officials in helping to chose the leaders of our country. When it comes to partisan gridlock, the situation would become even more sticky because voting would be based on the individual's position

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