Electoral college opponents argue that the system pushes candidates to ignore states that republicans or democrats consider sure things and focus on a dozen battleground states during the. Another flaw of the electoral college is that the electoral college doesn't always reflect how the majority of the population votes this reflects back on the advantage less populated states have and the winner-take-all system. History 1)which best describes the purpose of the electoral college in the united states a)chooses the winner of an election if the popular vote is disputed. The electoral college has performed its function for over 200 years (and in over 50 presidential elections) by ensuring that the president of the united states has both sufficient popular support to govern and that his popular support is sufficiently distributed throughout the country to enable him to govern effectively. The executive power shall be vested in a president of the united states of america he shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the vice-president chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows.
The electoral college blind spot most reporting vastly overstated the strength of clinton’s “emerging democratic majority” and missed how it was a potential electoral college liability. The electoral college meets officially in december its votes are sealed and sent to the us senate when the congress meets in january, the current vice president of the united states unseals the envelope and announces the results to the senate. The electoral college is a system used to determine who the president and vice president of the united states will be it is made up of 538 electors, who based on the public vote, cast their areas vote for president. Moreover, because the number of electoral votes allocated to states relies primarily on the number of district and house representatives of the states, it gives larger states the power to influence the outcome of presidential elections.
Arguing the electoral college: con printer friendly version by joyce appleby on nov 12, 2000 real flaws in the founders' ingenious invention, the electoral college, if population were evenly dispersed among the united states, the bonus senators wouldn't make much difference but, as this election has. The electoral college that matters is the one with 325,129,574 individual states — the body politic — and none of us can abstain, not now places journal is supported by readers like you please subscribe or donate. Now, currently, the electoral college consists of 538 electoral votes distributed among the 50 states these votes represent the 435 representatives in the house of representatives and the 100 members of congress and the 3 votes from washington dc. Electoral reform in the united states refers to efforts to change american elections and the electoral system used in the united states most elections in the us select one person elections with multiple candidates selected by proportional representation are relatively rare.
Tags electoral college, president of the united states, united states presidential election, electoral college votes click to edit the document details share this link with a friend. Since 1970, the league has supported amending the constitution to abolish the electoral college and establish direct popular vote for the president and vice president of the united states political developments since the 1970s have only underscored the need to eliminate the electoral college system. The electoral college distorts governance in a good fashion and brings greater strength to those states with less population 5) once again the principle we are founded upon is a republic of states.
The electoral college is an inappropriate means of deciding the presidency of the united states the electoral college has been the focus of reform since its inception in 1787 the proposals for electoral college reform range from a district system to a direct popular vote. The concept of the “electoral college”—although not specifically mentioned by name—appears in article ii, section 1 of the us constitution, representing the founding fathers’ effort to create a mechanism by which the states select the president and vice president of the united states section 1 creates a select group of. Is the electoral college flawed: absolutely for the sake of argument i am going to say that everybody in the country voted in a presidential election the first list you see are the states that are needed to win an election with just 270 ec votes, with population and number of ec votes each state gets as you see, it's only 11 states in all, with a total population of 175,547,114.
The electoral college’s inducement to build cross-community coalitions in numerous states should press candidates to think about programs with broader appeal. Another electoral college flaw any election might be decided by hor keep electoral college intact 102 electors awarded to pop vote add up to 321 president would win a system in which each presidential candidate would receive the same share of a states electoral vote that he or she win in the popular vote. As the chief archivist of the united states, ferriero and his colleagues organize the vote of the 538 electors in the electoral college who actually choose the president.