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  • Electoral College Reform

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    One of the most noteworthy complications about the Electoral College is the fact that the United States neglects its territories? Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S Virgin Islands and Norther Mariana Islands receive no votes because they are not official states. A quick solution to this issue would be to amendment the constitution and recognize these legitimate territories as part of the United States. About 4.4 million Individuals live in these territories and they are undoubtedly American citizens. This amount

  • Electoral College Reform Essay

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    In order to fully understand the underlying problems of the Electoral College we have to look back at the time that the idea of the Electoral College itself was proposed and see how the culture of the time and the ideologies of the people involved helped shaped the final outcome. Life today is much different than it was two hundred odd something years ago, and it’s fair to say that the political ideals and social norms around our society have changed drastically. When the founding fathers sat down

  • The Need to Reform or Abolish The Electoral College Essay

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    The Electoral College is the United States' archaic process of electing presidents. It was established in the Constitution as a compromise between election by Congress and election by popular vote. Each state is given a specific number of electors based on the number of its U.S. Representatives and Senators (NARA). This allows for over-representation of small states and under-representation of large states, while the winner-takes-all format followed by most states could result in a candidate winning

  • Why It's Time to Reform the Electoral College

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    Why its time to reform the Electoral College Even though the Electoral college worked in the past it isn’t working for the present. The Electoral College was created to help elect a president. How that works is the 50 states are assigned so many voting representatives depending on population in that state. This worked in the past due to most states population was equal but in present times its not so some states have more of a say so in electing the president of The United States. Even though the

  • Electoral Reforms: in India

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    ELECTORAL REFORMS: IN INDIA INTRODUCTION “The health of a democracy depends on the choice of representatives and leaders, which in turn is directly linked to the way political parties function and elections are conducted”. The government of India is quasi-judicial; theofficials are elected at the federal, state and local levels. The head of the Government, Prime Minister is indirectly elected by the people of the country, through the General Election where the leader of the party winning in majority

  • Electoral Reform Essay

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    Electoral reform has recently arisen as a hot-button issue in the 2015 election of Justin Trudeau. The Liberal platform promised to reform the current first-past-the-post plurality system used in Federal elections, replacing it with an alternative. The most notable alternative system discussed in the media, as well as by the Prime Minister himself, is the proportional representation family. This research project aims to illuminate some of the variables surrounding a Canadian PR electoral system,

  • Electoral Reform in Canada Essay

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    current electoral system, votes are wasted, smaller parties are terribly misrepresented and, in some cases, a party with a lower percent of

  • The Importance Of Electoral Reform In Canada

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    In February 2017, Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau announced that his government would not include electoral reform in the mandate of newly appointed Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould. This stands in contrast to campaign promises the Liberal party made during the 2015 general election where, then candidate Trudeau, promised that the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system would be abolished in time for the 2019 election; in favour of a proportionally representative system that

  • Essay Electoral College Reform

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    Electoral College Reform 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

  • Essay on Electoral Reform in Canada

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    Electoral Reform in Canada The issue of electoral reform has become more important than ever in Canada in recent years as the general public has come to realize that our current first-past-the-post, winner-take-all system, formally known as single-member plurality (SMP) has produced majority governments of questionable legitimacy. Of the major democracies in the world, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are the only countries that still have SMP systems in place. Interestingly

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