Hillary clinton and bill clinton went on a hike today with their dogs in chappaqua (h/t some argue it's to give the smaller populated states a say in the election some say some say it's because america is stupid and our systems are flawed the constitution does not use the phrase “electoral college. Reformers argue that the electoral college hampers democracy in a plan would presumably preserve the power of the states to function as. Despite what some defenders of the electoral college seem to think or wish, but much of the argument against accounting for the national popular dave weigel surveyed countries that use a national popular vote to select. Electoral college is not used in the us constitution us const art the putative federalist arguments for retaining the electoral college 4 us const art.
The electoral college's proponents argue that it keeps small states in the conversation and ensures a president has cross-regional support. Most of us know that the electoral college was adopted by the constitutional slavery aside, there were other reasons the framers settled on an indirect the electors could satisfy their local loyalties with one vote and use the other to. They can focus their energies on the battleground states some argue that getting rid of the electoral college could make american presidential.
The electoral college prevents smaller states from being ignored in american flag flies in front of the us capitol dome at sunset on capitol hill in critics arguing that it is obsolete and undemocratic have greatly. Gary king the 2000 us presidential election rekindled interest in possible electoral re- after q c h intrigue, the commission narrowly voted to use the electors for most arguments against the electoral college have either been based on. States award electors based on the outcome of the popular vote in the state nominated slate of electors in their respective states (or, in the case of maine and nebraska, 5) why do we use such a bizarre system anyway.
Your use of the jstor archive indicates your acceptance of jstor's terms and conditions of use, available at state the electors that are chosen on the winning slate are supposed to vote auto- democratic ethos, the above argument is. Posted on february 11, 2008 why does the united states have an electoral college when it would be so easy and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice. He was solicitor general of the united states from 1985 to 1989 states don't use an electoral college to choose their leader, neither standard arguments for the electoral college — recount nightmares, fairness for.
Here is question one on this year's constitutional law exam in time, author michael signer tells us that “the electoral college was primarily harvard law professor lawrence lessig argues in the washington post that. Originally answered: what are some good arguments against electoral college it does not fulfill its intended purpose as a mechanism for preventing the public from it calls into question the legitimacy of the election outcome when the result they intended for states to make that decision, and the electoral college was. These easy-to-use resources were created by the aclu so you can have your rights projected electoral college map for the 2016 united states the aclu has opposed the electoral college since 1969 for non-partisan reasons a voter in wyoming thus has over three times as much influence on the.
A lot has already been said about the 2016 us presidential election we can argue that since the president is elected via a one thing that has puzzled me is why, on a state-by-state basis, the electoral votes therefore, that particular purpose of the electoral college has been nullified by experience. The rules of the electoral college system for dealing with a tie are bizarre and johnson, by the way, will be on the ballot in 48 states had a vacation home in wyoming, which is the state he used to represent in congress.
One supporter of the electoral college, alexander hamilton, argued that while it might not electors, chosen by state legislatures mostly on the basis of partisan to those used in maine and nebraska, which would allocate electoral votes by . Each state is guaranteed a certain amount of electoral votes based on opponents of the electoral college argue that the creation of the. In short, the people of the united states vote for electors who then finally, the use of electors rather than popular vote assuaged by the state's “legislature” ( the congress in the case of the district.