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  • Electoral College The Minority Candidate
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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 Vs The Popular Vote
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    The Presidential Election of 2000: Fact or Farce When the subject of the Presidential Election is brought up, most people think of all the chaos that was caused between Florida and the rest of us. What I would like to state to you today is about how our electoral system is out of date and how it goes against everything that we should do to elect the proper president. The election of 2000, will for many reasons, go Down in history as a complete farce. No one can deny that the race between Vice Pr...
  • Electoral Vote And The Presidency
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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
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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 Votes
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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 tha...
  • Electoral College With Popular Vote Bonus
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    Options for Electoral College Reform The recent presidential election has re-raised the question of electoral college reform, since the presumptive winner of the electoral college lost the popular vote, like Benjamin Harrison did in 1888. Many are saying that if the loser of the popular vote serves as president, he will (like Harrison) be very weakened by a lack of mandate. Therefore quite a few people, including Senator Hillary Clinton, are calling for a constitutional amendment that would elec...
  • Popular And Electoral Vote
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    Since the fiasco that was the Presidential Election in the year 2000, many Americans have been calling for a reform of the Electoral College. Most of these people were Gore supporters; disillusioned by the fact that Bush won the office of the President while, in fact, he lost the popular vote. The American people did not elect George W. Bush; the Electoral College did. Last year's circumstance was the first of its kind in over a century. There have been many close elections, but none have result...
  • State's Electoral Votes To The Candidate
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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 ...
  • Electoral College For A Direct Popular 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...
  • Different Between Popular Votes And 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...
  • Majority Of Electoral Votes
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    The Electoral College is the system established by the Founding Fathers to select the President of the United States. It is important that Americans have a fundamental knowledge of this system, and the obstacles overcame in its development. There were many obstacles faced by the Founding Fathers while constructing the government. America was comprised of 13 states that wanted to protect their individual rights and leery of a strong centralized government. The nation's population lay across a vas...
  • 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...
  • Electors Votes
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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...
  • Electors Vote
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    Ant V. Williams Political Science 1101 February 1, 2001 It's Not Right, Get Rid of It In theory, the United States became a democracy when we signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This theory is not true. The textbook defines a democracy as a system of government in which ultimate political authority is vested in the people, of course you know that this is just not so. Our system of representation, often times, fails us. Quite often, the people who represent us in our state, local, and...
  • Electoral Vote Due To The Winner
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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 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...
  • One Electoral Vote And The Presidential Candidate
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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 Constitution...
  • 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...
  • Majority In The Electoral College
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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...

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