Partisan elections Essay

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Partisan elections

Partisan Elections

In the following essay I will be talking about the disadvantages and advantages of
partisan elections for state politics. I will also examine the last couple year's election
results and costs. Finally, I will discuss if partisanship made a difference in the vote,
as well as if a judge should be decided by partisan vote. In the next couple paragraphs I
will talk more specifically about these topics.

First, let's talk about the advantages of partisan elections compared to nonpartisan
elections. It makes voting a lot faster because the people can just go to either democrat,
republican or independent column. They do not have to go through a big list of candidates
to figure out who is the best choice, like it would be in nonpartisan elections. Another
advantage of having partisan elections would have to be the free press and name
recognition. These are really important in an election especially name recognition,
because you want the people to notice your name on the ballot when it comes to election
time and vote for you. I think that partisan elections help address issues and get the
word out to the people, because the candidates have to campaign. This is good because they
actually have to go out and talk to the people within the state they are running for. If
this was a small town and the people of that town knew who you were and what you have
accomplished while in politics, than there is a high probability of getting elected. That
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