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  • 270 Electoral Votes In Order
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    When the Constitutional Convention gathered in 1784 they had the difficult task of determining how our government should be assembled and what systems we should use to elect them. They quickly decided congress should have the powers to pass laws and the people should elect these people to ensure they are following the will of the people. But who should elect the president Congress was the initial choice of most of the framers, but then they realized they first dilemma; by having congress elect t...
  • Majority Of Electoral College Votes
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    It has been a year since the networks called the election for Al Gore, then for George W. Bush, which caused Gore to concede to Bush, after which the news of the closeness of the Florida vote caused Gore to retract his concession. Armies of lawyers then descended upon Florida and the nation was buried in a flurry of dimpled ballots and falling chads. Almost immediately, a number of influential academics, pundits, and political leaders seized the opportunity of confusion in Florida to blame the E...
  • Electoral College C
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    Title: The Electoral College Should Be Here to Stay General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade individuals that the Electoral College is not at fault for the 2000 Presidential election Intro I. Attention Getter- magazine covers (11/20 Newsweek and New Republic II. Thesis Statement- I am here to tell you that the Electoral College is not to blame for the current state of the 2000 presidential election, but instead a combination of factors.. Statement of Significance- Wallace Sayre...
  • President And The Electoral College
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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...
  • Twenty Five Electoral Votes
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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...
  • 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 ele...
  • State's Elector's Votes
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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 oppose...
  • Votes From The Electoral College
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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...
  • Theory Of 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 for t...

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