• The Truth About The Electoral College
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    Since the foundation of America, the Electoral College has been the means of deciding the next president of the United States. Until the recent fiasco in the 2000 Florida presidential election, most people accepted the Electoral College as a fair way to decide a future president. In truth, the Electoral College has always been imbalanced and unfair. It was originally designed in Article II of the Constitution, so that each state receives an elector for every senator (two per state) and represent...
  • Electoral College Election Vote Popular
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    A major conflict concerning the electoral college lingers in America. The Constitutional Convention created the college in 1789 in hopes that it would be an adequate system (MacBride 29). The electoral college consists of senators and representatives who cast their votes for the state they represent. Those who feel that the college should remain as it is believe that the American people are too uninformed about election issues to vote. The argument for the modification of the college maintains t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Electoral College States Votes Vote
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    This paper will take an in depth look at how the voting process works in the United States, but mainly focus on the Electoral College and its wrongs and rights in the American voting system. It's difficult to understand and let alone appreciate the Electoral College unless one completely understands it's past circumstances and problems it was attempting to solve. The Electoral College was established to elect a president in a country that was split up into thirteen states that lacked communicati...
  • 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 ...
  • The Electoral College Vote Plan State
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    When Americans vote, each and every vote is not counted, they are voting for the 538 individuals who make up the Electoral College. Most states award their electoral vote to the candidate who has won the popular vote. Let me emphasize, "Most." The campaign for 2004 that was directed towards my generation was "Vote or Die" (MTV 2004), with words as strong as those, a person like myself, would assume my vote actually counted. But, as I learn more about politics, and the whole Electoral College pro...
  • Electoral College President Voters Choice
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    Electoral College The Electoral College is not important in choosing the president of the United States. I agree with this because it should matter what the voters say, this is a democracy and it should be the people's final choice, and if the Electoral College changes the voters' choice then they will be the ones to blame if our country goes haywire. The Electoral College has a final say in which president will be chosen. It's not right because if the majority of the voters choose one president...
  • Electoral College 2 Vote System Election
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    The Un disputable Necessity for the Electoral College Criticism as to the relevancy of the Electoral College system used in our presidential elections has been around since the implementation of the system into our constitution. This criticism, however, is without true reason and common sense added into these assumptions. Most who criticize, possess not the slightest understanding of the true basis of its implementation and continued use throughout the history of our nation's elections. The prop...
  • Electoral College Is Wrong
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    The Electoral College is the name given to a group of electors who are nominated by political activists and party members within the states. The electoral college really isn't necessary and should be abolished. There are numerous reasons why this is so. With the Electoral College in affect third parties don't have a chance to become the president, which isn't fair. Electors are expected to be honest but in the past our country has caught some untruthful ones. The electoral College was created so...
  • Electoral College Vs Popular Vote
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    Electoral College Vs. Popular Vote. When given this assignment I had no clue what topic I might choose. I waited and waited until the recent elections blew up in my face. This past election was a learning experience for me because I just turned 18. This was the first year I could ever vote and a weird election like this occurred. I noticed how many people were actually very disturbed with how Gore won the popular vote but will most likely lose the election only because he couldn't win enough el...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The People's Choice Electoral College
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    There is a lurking danger in the electoral college. This book demonstrates an out of proportion event occuring when electors vote for someone other than their pledged candidate, causing a constitutional catastrophe. I think having the electoral college is a good idea but needs to be more regulated. I found some discrepancies in the book pertaining to certain facts such as the date of the electoral college vote as well as other events that were most likely exaggerated to portray a more chaotic sc...