Diminishing Democracy By Enlarging It

June 1977
New Republic;6/18/77, Vol. 176 Issue 25, p5
Examines the impact of the election reform package proposition of U.S. President Jimmy Carter called universal voter registration on the concept of representative democracy. Reasons behind the proposition; Overview of the universal voter registration; Analysis of its ways to encourage voter turn out; Discussion on voting as a model of citizenship and the democratic process; Information on people not voting in elections; Emphasis on liberalization of registrations of voters; Decline in voters' list considered as a serious issue; Report on responsibility of the U.S. people to register for vote; Fear of electoral fraud; Plans of President Carter for abolishing electoral college; Views of the author on representative democracy.


Related Articles

  • 1976: 50 STATES IN THE UNION. Ribuffo, Leo P. // Running for President: The Candidates & Their Images 1900-1992 V;1994, Vol. 2, p365 

    The U.S. presidential election of 1976 was probably the first in which both major party nominees were widely regarded as figures of fun. The last week of the election was marked by vigorous personal appeals and massive television advertising highlighting the candidates' purported differences....

  • COMMENT.  // New Republic;6/19/76, Vol. 174 Issue 25, p5 

    The article discusses the United States presidential election campaign of 1976, focusing on the candidacy of Georgia Senator Jimmy Carter. Carter's campaign strategy of running in every possible state primary and avoiding discussion of the details of his positions on political issues is analyzed...

  • The Last Mile. Osborne, John // New Republic;11/15/80, Vol. 183 Issue 20, p8 

    The article focuses on the 1980 presidential campaign of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. It is informed that a stack of memos was prepared by Alonzo McDonald, former deputy special representative for trade negotiations, which he planned to give Carter after the election. The objective of the memos...

  • Politics: Anderson Country. Kondracke, Morton // New Republic;3/22/80, Vol. 182 Issue 12, p10 

    Focuses on various presidential candidates contending in primary elections in Chicago, Illinois. Possibility of victory of political candidate John Anderson in the primary; Comment on failures of U.S. President Jimmy Carter administration; Prediction regarding the fate of political candidate...

  • CARTER!  // Time;11/15/1976, Vol. 108 Issue 20, p15 

    The article reports on the victory of Jimmy Carter as president of the U.S. which is celebrated through his Election Night in Atlanta, Georgia in 1976. It notes that Carter won 23 states and the District of Columbia electoral votes over Gerald Ford. His victory is attributed to the economic and...

  • The Alternative.  // New Republic;10/4/80, Vol. 183 Issue 14, p13 

    Focuses on the campaign of candidates for the forthcoming presidential elections in the U.S. Information about the activities the candidates activities of presidential candidate John Anderson. Comparison of election strategies of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Anderson; Description of proposals...

  • A Mole in the Garbage Can. Magnuson, Ed; Brew, Douglas // Time;7/18/1983, Vol. 122 Issue 3, p18 

    The article discusses the issue of a White House mole who allegedly helped U.S. President Ronald Reagan's campaign staff. It states that an unidentified collector of campaign memorabilia found a batch of papers that provided verification of the rumored Reagan mole which include memos from former...

  • The Great 1980 Non-Debate Voters tune out on a confused election discussion of the U.S. economy. Byron, Christopher; Blaylock, William // Time;10/20/1980, Vol. 116 Issue 16, p70 

    The article reports on the political campaign of the U.S. presidential election conducted in the year 1980. As stated, voters are paying attention to those candidates who are promising a solution to the country's financial problems. Ronald Reagan is promising a "supply-side" economics to boost...

  • A Vow To Zip His Lip After his tactics boomerang, Carter promises to stop blitzing Reagan. Isaacson, Walter; Ogden, Christopher; Carter; Brew, Douglas; Reagan // Time;10/20/1980, Vol. 116 Issue 16, p16 

    The article discusses the current U.S. President and presidential candidate Jimmy Carter's restrain from criticizing his opponent Ronald Reagan in his political campaign. It is stated that Carter's personal attacks on Reagan were highlighted by a high school student in front of the President...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics