For part one, I am Gary Brown, a visitor to Texas from another country. You and I are meeting for lunch (I’m sticking with you with the tab).
Use the first person (I, me, my). This is all your work and opinion, but my BS detection meter as well
as my plagiarism decoder ring will be operating at full capacity.
- For part one, I am Gary Brown, a visitor to Texas from another country. You and I are meeting
for lunch (I’m sticking with you with the tab). As though we were sitting down to have a
conversation about politics, I want you to explain to me the process by which the United States
elects its president. Use Texas as your focal point (this is a Texas government course, after all).
In other words, tell me step by step how the electoral college works, and, if it doesn’t work,
what is the backup mechanism in place to choose a president and vice-president?
For part two, tell me in your opinion if you think the electoral college should remain intact, or
should the United States like other world democracies go to the direct popular vote in electing
its president? Either way, give me your reasons. Or, as the saying goes, do you have another
plan to build a better mousetrap? What is it?
- Blue versus Red—that is the question! Refer to Table 3.2 on page 72 and Table 5.3 on page 150
in the Jillson textbook. I want you to put on your swami cap and get out your crystal ball. Fast
forward to the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Looking at the different variables, that is, party affiliation, gender, race/ethnicity, age, income
(p. 72), and residence (urban-city, suburban, rural on p. 150), will Texas remain as Red
Republican, will it do a complete flipflop and turn Blue Democrat, or will it turn into a shade of
Purple, which is Red Republican mixed in with a growing portion of Blue Democrat? How so?
Add to your analysis the seven geographic regions identified by Jillson in Chapter One. I want
your educated prediction written in the first person.
Keep in mind that Donald Trump carried Texas in 2020, Senator John Cornyn was reelected, the
Republicans kept their 23 U.S. House seats, and in the Legislature one Republican Senate seat
was lost but no Texas House seats were lost.
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