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  • Representative Votes Against A Donating Lobbyist
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    Votes For Sale According to the Associated Press, lobbyist donated 633 million dollars to government representatives in the first half of 1999. A lobbyist's job is to pass money to representatives for a vote in their favor of a bill. Up to $5000 may be given to any one congressman by a lobbyist thru Political Action Committees (PACs). Farmers, laborers, gun control activists, abortion opponents, and teachers are just a few of the numerous groups who form these committees in the United States. Th...
  • Interest Groups Campaign Contributions Effect
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    How Interest Groups Contributions Effect Voting. This paper will deal with how and if interest groups campaign contributions effect voting behavior in the United States Government. Does the contribution effect voting behavior, or are lobbies only targeting those Representatives that already hold the same political agendas Do interest groups buy support and votes In order to do this I will summarize the article I selected, find the variable that explains the behavior and describe the link. Next I...
  • Representative Votes Against The Lobbyist
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    Buying Votes The Legislative branch of the United States government was designed to represent citizens of this nation. Congressional members are representing the people in their district or state. Laws are supposed to be passed in the public's best interest. People attempt to influence the passing of laws through lobbyists. These people are paid to offer campaign donations and gifts to certain congressmen in return for a vote for or against specific issues. Lobbyist activity in Washington, D.C. ...
  • Impact On The Democratic Vote
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    Many studies have been done to determine what has the strongest influence on a Representative's vote, particularly on social issues. Examining just a few of these, it is apparent that there is no strong consensus on this issue. Party, ideology, race, constituency, or any combination of these has been suggested as the major influence on the modern Congressperson. Jerrold Schneider argues that ideology has the strongest impact on how a Representative will vote. He says that by understanding their ...
  • Single Member Districts And Proportional Representation
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    Single-member Districts and Proportional Representation There are two major types of electoral systems that nation states use to elect people into their government. The two types are single-member districts and proportional representation. No matter which one is used, they both are supposed to represent what the people want, however, they are two systems that are very distinguishable from one another. In single-member districts, a nation is divided into a large number of districts, and the peopl...
  • African American Members Vote Liberal
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    The question of whether the Congress is representative towards the American public has been a longstanding question that has become the spotlight of numerous political debates. Many people believe that with a membership of nearly all-white males from a higher social status in society, it is nearly impossible for a true representation to occur. This is a mistake. The Congress is a fair representation of the American public. With the use of a bicameral legislature that serves both public sentiment...

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