What was the best aspect of the election process and what was the worst?
Aaron Adams `12, Aluquerque, N.M
The best aspect of the election process was how many people this election managed to get involved and interested in the government. If people are interested in the government and participate through voting, the system works better. The worst aspect of the election was all the propaganda and partisan bickering that happened.
Dylan Belnavis-Flexner `12, Landenberg, Pa.
The best part of the election process was volunteering and seeing all my peers inspired. Even if the candidate I supported did not win I still would have felt good about what my generation accomplished. The Obama campaign brought me together with people I might not have been friends with if it were not for the fact that we both shared a common passion and undying inspiration.
Jason Greenberg `12, Redding, Conn.
The best part about the election is that ideas are exchanged on how to make our country better. The worst part is that the country becomes divided by political views.
Jason Marquis `12, Jeanette, Pa.
I think the best aspect was that it showed how far our nation has come from the past where African-Americans were oppressed for hundreds of years and now we have a black president and that shows how far that we have come. I think the worst aspect was the lack of turnout for African-American voters.
Danielle Settimio `12, Altoona
The best aspect about the election process is that every individual that is 18 is eligible to vote and has the opportunity to do so…and have their voice heard. However I do find flaws within the election process, when dealing with the Electoral College. I believe that each candidate should be able to gain electoral votes from the states (they should gain the number of electoral votes that is equivalent to the percentage of popular vote in that state). I believe this would be a more accurate representation of the popular vote.
Rachel Kern ’09, Juniata Online Journalist