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  • The Electoral College

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    The Electoral College The Electoral College, friend or foe? The answer behind this question is in the minds of those that understand it. Whether it be a "friend" or a "foe" there will always be opposing sides and a controversial verse. Since the political circumstance of today, the Electoral College seems to be the topic in every conversation and the thesis to every essay. The uncontrollable desire to know the truth behind the mystery is stirring in the minds of the people in the United

  • electoral college

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    Is the Electoral College the right compromise for America? The Electoral College system has been used to elect certain government officials for over 200 years and in those 200 years it has undergone many arguments on whether or not it should still be used. Most of the arguments are against the system, which are in favor of abolishing it or changing it and I agree. The founding fathers established the Electoral College in the Constitution as a compromise between small states and large states.

  • The Electoral College: The Implications Of The Electoral College

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    on the basis of how they were elected. Primarily, the publics opinion on the electoral college and how it is the actual determining factor in who is chosen for presidency. The problems that may spring forward will be what the electoral college actually is and how it works, why the founding fathers created the Electoral College, major criticisms on the Electoral College, and why it should be abolished. The Electoral College is a system of 538 directly elected “electors”, or government officials, who

  • The Electoral College: The Value Of The Electoral College

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    “The Value of The Electoral College” The Electoral College was a compromise between those at the Constitutional Convention who wanted the US president elected by popular vote and those who wanted congress to select the president. They believed that having it where each state would get a certain number of votes based on population would keep a manipulative and charming person out of office. They thought it would prevent bribery and corruption along with secret dealings. I don’t think that this

  • The Electoral College

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    Professor Beange Govt 2305 23 October 2013 Electoral College Outline The Electoral College is a system that elects the president, it is possible for a presidential candidate to win the popular votes of the citizens and still lose the election because of the electoral college, a prime example of this rare happening is the election of 2000 where George Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore but still won the votes of the electoral college 271 to 266. The Electoral College can best be explained in an article

  • Electoral College

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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 to

  • Electoral College

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    1787, the Electoral College was originally created during the Constitutional Convention to help make a fair way for the president to be elected without giving too much power to either the national government or individual states. Over the years, the Electoral College has undergone a few changes in attempt to make it more fair, but there is still much debate about whether or not the Electoral College is the most effective way to elect a president. Some people believe that the Electoral College does an

  • The Electoral College

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    The Electoral College is a highly debated topic in the political world. Mostly because not many voters are knowledgeable on what the voting system to elect a president is. The Electoral College is a voting system that was put in place by the founding fathers back in 1787. When voters casts their ballots, they are actually voting for the presidential electors. Each state is guaranteed at least 3 electoral votes. The number of electors a state has is equivalent to the number of representatives they

  • Electoral College

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    is the Electoral College. The Electoral College hampers the value of each citizen by taking away the value of each individual’s vote, not allowing third party candidates to have a chance to win the election, and altering the way that candidates campaign for office. The Electoral College The United States of America’s system of electing the president is one that has been firmly enacted in the country since the Constitution was signed by our founding fathers back in 1787. The Electoral College is the

  • Electoral college

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    electors as there are Senate and House of Representative members for that State. When the voting has stopped the candidate who receives the majority of the Electoral votes for a state receives all the electoral votes for that state. All the votes are transmitted to Washington, D.C. for tallying, and the candidate with the majority of the electoral votes wins the presidency. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the responsibility of selecting the next President falls upon the House of Representatives