• Electoral Vote President States Popular
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    The Electoral College is a system that has been setup to elect the President of the United States. Over 200 years ago, a committee was formed to determine the best way to elect the President. The three main methods debated for electing the president were by congress, the people, or electors. It was decided that in an effort to keep the checks and balances of our government in order, congress could not elect the president. Although majority felt that the citizens of the United States should elect...
  • Electors College Electoral Vote Votes
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    The Electoral College: Is Attendance Smart A common misconception among Americans is that when they vote they elect the President. The truth is not nearly this simple. What in fact happens when a person votes is that their vote goes for an Elector. This Elector (who is selected by the respective state in which a vote is cast) casts ballots for two individuals, the President and the Vice-President. Each state has the same number of electors as there are Senate and House of Representative members ...
  • Election Of 1908 Electoral Votes
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    Smith Election of 1908 In the election of 1908 there were tree main candidates. His powerful voice, and this great influence on the people was why the Democrats picked William Jennings Bryan to run for President. The Republican Party picked William Howard Taft because he was thought highly of by Theodore Roosevelt. The Third Party candidate was Eugene Debs, who was picked by the Socialist Party. He was the only candidate to run for presidency of the United States from a prison cell. There were f...
  • Electoral Votes Vote Popular State
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    The electoral college has been our method of electing president's since eth constitution was formed. With increasing populations and the addition of third parties, it can be questioned however, as to w heth or not this i still a functional method of elections. There have been many cases in history where a president has been elected to office without having the popular vote. Because after all when you vote in the primaries, you are not voting for a candidate, you are voting for an elector who the...
  • Electoral College Votes President Candidate
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    A common misconception among American is that when they vote they elect the President. The truth is not nearly this simple. What in fact happens when a person votes is that there vote goes for an Elector. This Elector (who is selected by the respective state in which a vote is cast) casts ballots for two individuals, the President and the Vice-President. Each state has the same number of electors as there are Senate and House of Representative members for that State. When the voting has stopped ...
  • Should The Electoral College Be Reformed
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    The body that elects the presidents and vice-presidents of the United States is known as the electoral college. Article 2, Section I, of the Constitution provides that each state "shall appoint" as many presidential electors as the state has members of Congress. (Three is the smallest number of electors a state may have, since every state has two senators and at least one member of the House of Representatives. ) The Constitution gives the legislature of each state the authority to decide how th...
  • The Electoral College Rationale And Process
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    The Founding Fathers wanted to distinguish the newly formed United States from a pure democracy. The Framers defined democracy as government decisions made directly by the people. They decided to use a republic form of government because it promised wiser government. This type of government would allow decisions to be made by representatives elected by people. The one issue styled under this republican representation was the process on how to choose a president. This process has been the source...
  • The Origin Of Electoral College
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    In the United States of America, the presidential election takes place every four years, on the first Tuesday of November [1]. Most people believe they are directly voting for the presidential candidate, and the person with the most popular votes will win the election. However, instead of voting for the presidential candidate, people are voting for the electors, individuals who vote in the Electoral College. Moreover, the total electoral vote, not the popular vote, actually determines the winner...
  • Electoral College Vote Votes System
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    Electoral College (audience: people of the U. S. ) You walk into the voting booth on the first Tuesday of November to cast your vote for who you think should be President. You take your ballot into the box believing, as most people do, that your vote will be counted along with the rest of the population. You do this because you believe it could be the deciding vote for the presidential race. Well, you are horribly mistaken. What you may not realize is that the Electoral College actually elects ...
  • Winner Take All Electoral Vote
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    'Winner-take-all" is a term used to describe single member district and at large election systems that award seats to the highest vote getters without ensuring fair representation for minority groups. In the United States, these are typically single-member district schemes or at-large, block-voting systems. Under winner-take-all rules, a slim majority of voters can control 100% of seats, leaving everyone else effectively without representation. There's something else troubling about the way we e...
  • Electoral College Vote 2000 Election
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    With the surge of controversy surrounding the recent election, the United States has rekindled the Electoral College debate. However, this isn't the first time that a tight election has resulted in unclear or contested results. Nor is it the first time the Electoral College has made a president out of the popular vote loser. In the over two hundred years since its construction, the Electoral College has demonstrated its shortcomings with more than its share of mishaps. Is this system a tribute t...
  • The Electoral College How Effective Is It
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    The Electoral College: How Effective Is It Our founding fathers wanted to devise a plan to elect the executive branch of the government without it being affected by partisan politics. In the beginning, they instituted and stated in Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution, the method of selecting electors is delegated to the separate state legislatures, and the voting procedure to be followed by the electors is carefully defined (Encarta, History). Originally in the Constitution, the electors w...
  • Electoral College Reform Votes People Vote
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    In order to increase the ease of creating and establishing a federal government with a central figure of office, the framers of the Constitution created the Electoral College. The College was formed to ease the process of electing a president every four years. The idea behind the Electoral College was that each state received a certain number of electoral votes according to its population, all of which went to the candidate who won that States popular vote. In this day and age, questions arise a...
  • Electoral College Must Stand
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    The Founding Fathers wrote the Electoral College into the United States Constitution as insurance against popular passion electing the chief executive into office. They believed there needed to be a buffer between the people and election of the president. Also a concern of the forefathers was they did not want the states with a larger population to completely overshadow the states with a smaller populace. The Electoral College system was devised to help cope with these problems. The Constitutio...
  • Electoral Vote College Votes President
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    Time For Reform Considering The Failures of The Electoral College Description: This paper discusses the many shortcomings of the Electoral College, and posits possible alternative electoral processes which likely be more democratic. Time for Reform Considering the failures of the Electoral College A common misconception among American is that when they vote they elect the President. The truth is not nearly this simple. What in fact happens when a person votes is that there vote goes for an Elect...
  • Electoral College Votes Election Vote
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    The Affects Of The Electoral College On The Significance And Legitimacy Of American Voting In the 1996 United States presidential election, only 49 percent of the voting age population cast a ballot (Federal Election Committee). Only 56 percent of whites voted, followed by 50 percent of African American, and only 27 percent of Hispanics (Federal Election Committee). With such low voter turnout, one must wonder about the cause of this epidemic. Voting is a right that Americans once took great pri...
  • Considering The Failures Of The Electoral College
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    Time For Reform? Considering The Failures of The Electoral College Description: This paper discusses the many shortcomings of the Electoral College, and posits possible alternative electoral processes which likely are more democratic. A common misconception among American is that when they vote they elect the President. The truth is not nearly this simple. What in fact happens when a person votes is that there vote goes for an Elector. This Elector (who is selected by the respective state in wh...
  • Vice President State One Votes
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    In the United States, the president is elected by the use of the Electoral College. Political parties in each State submit to the State's chief election official a list of individuals pledge to their candidate for president and equal in number to the State's electoral vote; therefore, the members of Congress and employees of the federal government are prohibited from serving as an electoral in order to maintain the balance between the legislative and executive branches of the federal government....
  • Critical Essay On The Electoral College
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    Is the Electoral College the Best Way to Select the President? The question posed is "Is the Electoral College the Best Way to Select the President?" There are two outstanding flaws in the Electoral College and two logical reasons to keep the method instated which will be presented in the following. The opposing argument insists that the will of the American people is misrepresented. Some states are also more influential than others which can also lead to one sided elections. Those who are...
  • Votes For Bush Gore State Electoral
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    Jason Bank ston November 6, 2000 Government Research Project ALABAMA Recent polls show Bush as leading by 46% with Gore at 38%. Alabama has a strong Republican voting history. Sixty percent of Alabamans view themselves as conservatives. Alabama has few large cities that attract minorities and other groups that would vote Democratic. Bush has a solid win in this state. Nine electoral votes for Bush. ALASKA In Alaska, Bush leads with a 52% margin to Gore s 28%. Like Alabama, Alaska has few large ...