A debate has been brewing in recent years about the way we elect our president. The first system is the Electoral College which is very complicated. Americans are not knowledgeable about it and worry that one candidate can win the popular vote and not the Electoral College. The opponents of the Electoral College propose a new plan called the National Popular Vote (NPV). The pro-Electoral College party think the bill’s risks and costs are not worth the possibility of some gains for certain states.
debate has been brewing in recent years concerning the way we elect our president. The first system is the Electoral College, which is complicated. Americans are not knowledgeable about it and worry that one candidate can win the popular vote and not the Electoral College. The opponents of the Electoral College propose a new plan called the National Popular Vote (NPV). The pro-Electoral College party contemplates the bill’s risks and costs are not worth the possibility of gains for certain states.
one of these being the electoral college. The electoral college is the system of voting used in the US in which each state receives a certain number of electors, based on population, with a total of 538, who ultimately decide which presidential candidate is victorious. Although it may protect the interests of small states, the electoral college has troubling origins, allows for the misrepresentation of voters, and treats voters unequally. First of all, the electoral college has troubling origins
commonly known as Electoral College (Kazin, 2011). The Electoral College was outlined by the Committee to up hold the views of the founding fathers, who were the framers of the Constitution. The Committee on Postponed Matters was created on August 31, 1787, it took four days for them to make a proposal to the Constitutional Convention on the election process (Kazin, 2011). The proposed process included electors known as the Electoral College, each elector would have one electoral vote (Kazin, 2011)
Constitution, the Electoral College is a system utilized in The United States of America to select the President and Vice President. This process was established by the Founding Fathers in 1787, when the Constitution was written. The original purpose of the electoral system was to ensure that those who select the leaders of this nation were the most knowledgeable and informed people that America had to offer. The electors - the elected officials that make up the Electoral College - are elected to
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 democracy and the
As Dahl hints with the title of his book, How Democratic is the American Constitution? he is trying to make the citizens of America think about the constitution and what reasons the population is committed to upholding its democratic values. This leads to the primary focus of Dahl’s book. The book was written to encourage the reader to think and question the United States constitution. Dahl states that his “aim in this brief book is not to propose changes in the American Constitution but to suggest
Replace the Electoral College In 1787, the framers of the constitution assembled and decided how the new nation would elect its president. It took the framers little less than a month to accomplish this task. During that month they considered various methods ranging from direct election of the president, to selection by legislators, to selection by electors. Finally, they settled on selection by electors, most commonly known as Electoral College. There were various reasons why Electoral College ultimately
The French American alliance and connection is one that has existed since the founding of the United States of America. The French lent their support to the American Patriots in the form of supplies and weapons until they gained full independence from Great Britain. There were even many French notables directly involved within the Revolutionary War such as Lafayette and Pierre Charles L’Enfant who legitimized the idea of the revolution in Europe(1). The French also gained a lot from their alliance
Query 1: In the United States, the president is elected by the Electoral College, not the popular vote as prescribed by the Article Two of the Constitution. Why would the Founding Fathers prefer the Electoral College over a direct popular vote? According to a factcheck.org article, "The Reason for the Electoral College" by Joe Miller, they were "afraid of democracy" and the idea that a majority faction could effectively rule the nation which could "violate the rights of other citizens or would harm