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475 wordsElectoral and Popular Vote The Electoral College system works like this today. Every ten years the census figures adjusts how many representatives, each state has. This number plus two, representing the two senators, equals how many electors each state has. In addition, DC has three electors. Then each state has the right to decide how to select these electors. Forty-eight states use the general ticket system, two, Maine and Nebraska, use the district system. The general ticket system is suppose...
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1,719 words... gress should select the President and those who felt the states should have a say. In 1788 the Electoral College was indoctrinated and placed into operation. The College was to allow people a say in who lead them, but was also to protect against the general public's ignorance of politics. Why the fear of the peoples ignorance of politics? It was argued that the people, left to their own devices could be swayed by a few designing men to elect a king or demagogue (McManus p. 19). With the Elec...
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1,335 words9; 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 tr...
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