• 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...
  • Presidential Election 2000 Dimples And Chads
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    The Bush Vs. Gore campaign was at its climax in late October of 2000. The people of the nation were casting their votes, and the two leading candidates were neck to neck. The tension was sky high on election day November 7, 2000. Behold, we were to have a new president; some thought. Election experts have called for 'evolution' instead of a 'revolution' in changing the way the country goes about its elections. Never in history has such controversy risen as in the election 2000; Bush Vs. Gore. E...
  • 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...
  • Bush V Gore Supreme Court
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    Bush v. Gore Bush v. Gore was a controversial case that was heard on December 11, 2000. This case decided the outcome of the 2000 presidential election between Vice President Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush. The election took place on Nov 7, 2000. Under our electoral college system each state votes for our new president separately, a winner is then declared in each state and is awarded "electoral votes" that is equal to the states number of representatives in the House and Senate. Gore l...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Electoral College And The Influence Of California
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    Peter Robinson Examine the operation of the Electoral College in Presidential elections and consider the view that a candidate who cannot win California cannot win the Presidency. In what ways has the balance of power in the Electoral College shifted in recent years In the USA they have a separately elected leader that does not sit in either the Senate or in the House of Representatives. Presidential elections occur rigidly every four years and use the Electoral College system, which is a variat...
  • 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...
  • Election Ballot Problem Recount Ballots Votes
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    The election of 2000 has showed America and its citizens a major problem in the election process. There are multiple levels of problems inside this election process. The major problem is with the way that the ballots are cast. Through out America old and tired methods are in use to record and tally the votes of Americans. This creates other problems inside the voting process. When votes are close between the candidates a recount is administered. There are no centralized rules or regulations reg...
  • No Electoral College Popular Vote
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    In with the Popular Vote, out with the Electoral College The recent Presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush has sparked a controversial flame among American citizens. Should we keep the Electoral College, or is it time to get rid of it and go by the Nation s Popular Vote The Electoral College worked when it was first created, but problems have been coming up and deciding the President would be more efficient, and less problem-laden if Americans awarded the Presidency to the winn...
  • Electoral College Persuasive Essay
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    ~Electoral College~ In the United States we are all guaranteed one vote per person. Everyone has an equal voice in electing the people that serve in the government. Every four years during the month of November citizens of America go to the polls to vote for a president and vice-president of the United States. Am I right Not really. They actually vote for electors that then vote for our president. It makes me wonder, "Are we a democracy" Having the Electoral College defeats its purpose. I oppos...
  • 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 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...
  • 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....
  • Proportional Representation System Votes One
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    The democratic quality of a political system is brought about through elections. Every modern state needs a representative body of the people. Therefore are elections for every democratic political system of fundamental significance. There are almost as many electoral systems as countries in which elections are hold - but every system can be divided into one of the two main electoral systems. The purpose of this essay is to describe these main electoral systems, the majority vote system and the ...
  • Electoral Process United States
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    Introduction - - Four years out of our lives are placed in one persons hands. That person is so valuable to our country that he has to be elected in such a precise manor that there shall be no mistakes. The Electoral College is the statutory system in the United States for the election of the President and the Vice President. In 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Constitution of the United States was created. It was here that we had drafted the system for wh...
  • 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 ...