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Nation Of The Electoral College
1,024 wordsA 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...
Majority Of Electoral College Votes
1,221 wordsIt 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...
344 wordsThe 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...
Most Electoral Votes
968 wordsAmerica, a Democracy? America. What's the first thought to come to your mind after hearing this? Democracy? Land of Rights? That would make sense. America, the land of the free. The land of opportunity. But is America really a democracy? A country for the people, by the people? To an extent, but not exactly. The people of this great country do not have unlimited rights and the freedom to do what they please. Many of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution are being ...
Electoral College Vote
882 wordsThe 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...
States Total Number Of Electoral College Votes
745 wordsIn 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...
Nation's Popular Vote The Electoral College
1,570 wordsIn 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 Votes
1,587 wordsThe Electoral College and Proposed Reform Policies Receiving 300,000 more votes than his best opponent, Candidate A was clearly the favorite among the eight million citizens who placed their vote. Much to his and the rest of the country's surprise, however, he was not elected due to a legal ramification that instead awarded the office to Candidate B. Does this sound like a fable taking place in a non-Democratic, unorganized country In fact, the above scenario was the United States Presidential e...
Electoral Vote For The Whole State
3,299 wordsMichael T. Moreno Research Paper: The Electoral College Pro / Con and Demetrius Caraley Aug 1.2003 Poly Sci 312 The recent election involving Bush and Gore has heated up a fifty year old debate. The debate is about whether the Electoral College is still an effective system considering the circumstances the United States now faces compared to when it was created by the founding fathers. The Electoral College is an outdated system of election that misrepresents the people of the United States toda...
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