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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

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    The Electoral College was established in 1788 by Article II of the US Constitution revised by the Twelfth Amendment (ratified June 15, 1804), the Fourteenth Amendment (ratified July 1868), and the Twenty-Third Amendment (ratified Mar. 29, 1961) (tumblr.com). Electoral college made up of 538 electors each state is allowed one elector for each Representative and Senator (Washington DC) is allowed 3 Electors a group of electors is chosen by each political party each presidential candidate has their

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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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    increase of support for electoral reform, so much so that in the most recent election in 2015 electoral reform was one of now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign. There is no doubt that a significant part of the Canadian public is interested in seeing electoral reform come to fruition. It is only a matter of determining if reform is the best solution. According to Cross “there are three primary factors working together to create a fertile ground for electoral reform projects… These three factors

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    What do you think would be the greatest benefit of this electoral reform? The greatest benefit is clearly the fair representation of “We the People”. Currently district lines within states are bias, creating an ineffective voting system where a winner takes all system displays unequal representation for minorities. Creating a structure where every vote counts, allows for shared voice that fundamentally will change the portrait of our electoral officials. The end benefit has the possibility to transform

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    Throughout Canada’s history, citizens have had an interest in electoral reform. The issue has been continuously brought up in both national and provincial elections for the last couple of decades. Does this mean Canadians are unsatisfied with the current first past the post system or does it mean that they are just following the ‘trend’ that has been brought forward? This question has recently been acknowledged by the government of New Brunswick and as such, has produced a discussion on whether it

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    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,

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