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The electoral college and direct election of the President

Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United ... of the United States, July 22, 1992 (S. hrg)

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ISBN 10016041444X
ISBN 109780160414442

The electoral votes of the non-compacting states would continue to be counted in the Electoral College in the manner provided by the Constitution. In practical terms, that means that the non-compacting states would continue to cast their votes for the winner of the statewide popular vote (or district-wide popular vote in Maine and Nebraska.   The Electoral College, as approved by the convention in its final form, in effect enshrined the three-fifths clause in the selection of the president. Instead of election by direct popular vote.


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The electoral college and direct election of the President by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Far from being a firmly settled matter, Madison implicitly suggested that a constitutional amendment abolishing the Electoral College in favor of direct popular vote might someday be warranted.

The present book asks whether that day has now arrived. The election of resulted in an Electoral College victory for Donald J. Trump/5(2). The Case Against Direct Election of the President: A Defense of the Electoral College Hardcover – July 1, Find all the books, read about the author, and by: The Case Against Direct Election of the President: A Defense of the Electoral College (Review Copy) Best, Judith Published by Cornell University Press, Ithaca ()/5(4).

In her enthusiasm for the Constitution's electoral college as against current proposals to directly elect the President, Best begins and ends with the conservative principle that experience is more reliable than logic.

However, the book is based on extended arguments which make it as intriguing as pre-Civil War debates over states' rights.

Defects of the reform proposals receive more attention. In his new book, Let the People Pick the President, Wegman makes a case for abolishing the Electoral College. He notes that the winner-takes. These elections provided the impetus for the only constitutional amendment to the Electoral College scheme to date: the 12th Amendment, ratified in to ensure that the president Author: Josh Chafetz.

Presents refutations of arguments in support of direct election of the President and, assembling supportive data on electoral and popular votes, argues for retention of the present electoral system From inside the book.

Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of results for Books: "Electoral college" Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College. The electoral college and direct election of the President book A very brief book that builds a powerful case for the electoral college.

This is a very important topic for every patriot. The tyranny of the majority, the media The electoral college and direct election of the President book the powerful are quietly overcome by the college system of placing our chief magistrate.4/4(6).

electoral college, in U.S. government, the body of electors that chooses the president and vice The electoral college and direct election of the President book. The Constitution, in Article 2, Section 1, provides: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be The electoral college and direct election of the President book in the Congress.".

Direct election of the president would eliminate the current bias in favor of the Republicans. Getting rid of the electoral college would require a constitutional amendment. Amending the constitution is (by design) an exceptionally difficult process requiring not only 2/3 majorities of both houses of Congress, but also by the legislatures of 3.

The Electoral College system most fairly allows a majority of the states the opportunity to elect the president, so that their interests might be addressed. It seems disingenuous to leave out this. The Case against Direct Election of the President: A Defense of the Electoral College.

The Case against Direct Election of the President: A Defense of the Electoral College. Excerpt. In Augustfor the first time in the history of the republic, the office of President was occupied by a man who had not been confirmed by a national election.

The Electoral College was never intended to be the “perfect” system for picking the president, says George Edwards III, emeritus political science professor at Texas A&M : Dave Roos. Jettisoning the Electoral College for direct popular elections would not automatically guarantee greater democracy.

It's worth remembering, too, that inthe Constitutional Convention did not inadvertently stumble upon the mechanics of electing a president — the delegates lavished an extraordinary amount of attention on the subject.

Federalist No. 68 is the continuation of Alexander Hamilton's analysis of the presidency, in this case concerning the method of electing the president.

Hamilton argues the advantages of the indirect electoral process described in Article II Section 1 of the Constitution, although in the case of a tied vote in the Electoral College, the House of.

Americans currently choose their president through the electoral college, an extraordinarily complex mechanism that may elect a candidate who does not receive the most votes.

In this provocative book, George Edwards III argues thatcontrary to what supporters of the electoral college claimthere is no real justification for a system that might /5. The closest the United States has come to abolishing the Electoral College occurred during the 91st Congress (–).

The presidential election of resulted in Richard Nixon receiving electoral votes (56% of electors), Hubert Humphrey (%), and George Wallace 46 (%) with % of the popular vote. The Electoral College Versus a Direct Election System “The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President”.

The people have supported the direct election of the president for over fifty years. In this book Dr. Koza suggests a way for states to come together and make it happen. I strongly support and applaud any good-faith effort to make the direct election of the president a reality and commend to you the intriguing approach offered in the Agreement.

Part one: Why the electoral college keeps winning: the federal principle in presidential elections. Introduction ; Do we have a winner. ; The right winner: not by numbers alone. ; The federal principle and the presidency ; Closing the college ; Beating the alternatives ; The constitutional solar system ; Appendix A: Distribution of electoral votes, ; Appendix B: Popular and.

President Trump once supported abolishing the Electoral College — he previously felt it was a "total disaster for democracy" — but since his presidential victory over Hillary Clinton, in.

The electoral college is a group of electors, outlined and defined in the United States Constitution, established for the purpose of electing the president and vice-president.

Read the overview below to gain an understanding of the process and explore the previews of opinion articles that highlight diverging views on this voting system.

In one of the book’s most compelling episodes, almost 80 percent of Americans, including Richard Nixon, supported abolishing the Electoral College in the late s in favor of a direct popular.

But Edwards' book should help re-start a national conversation about changing the Electoral College -- which as recently in came close to being abolished after the House voted by a 4-to-1 margin to go to direct election.

Texas A&M University political science professor George Edwards, III, /5(6). In most election cycles the electoral college results have been in sync with the popular vote.

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Electoral college, the system by which the president and vice president of the United States are chosen. It was devised by the framers of the United States Constitution to provide a method of election that was feasible, desirable, and consistent with a republican form of government.

For the results of U.S. presidential elections, see the table. proposal for electing the president whereby each states' election laws would provide for all of the state's electoral votes to be awarded to the winner of the national popular vote and enter into an interstate compact agreeing to elect the president by national popular vote.

The Electoral College is a body of electors established by the United States Constitution, which forms every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the United Electoral College consists of electors, and an absolute majority of at least electoral votes is required to win the election.

According to Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the. Learn about the financing of presidential elections, the rules for convention delegates and the electoral college system used to elect the President of the United is the federal agency responsible for coordinating activities of States and Congress regarding the Electoral College vote for President.

Visit the Electoral College home page. The electoral college was replaced after the referendum, with direct elections by popular vote, using a Two-round system since In Spain, during the Second Republic period (–/39) the President was elected by an electoral college comprising the Parliament members and an equal number of democratically elected members.

Get this from a library. The case against direct election of the President: a defense of the Electoral College. [Judith Best] -- Presents refutations of arguments in support of direct election of the president and, assembling supportive data on electoral and popular votes, argues for retention of the present electoral system.

Standard civics-class accounts of the Electoral College rarely mention the real demon dooming direct national election in and slavery. The entire book is free to read or download.

You can purchase the book for $ at Amazon. Get a local group to make the method of electing the President the topic of a guest speaker, panel discussion, or debate. Add your "two cents" to published items on the web by agreeing with favorable articles and correcting the errors in opposing articles.

Americans currently choose their president through the electoral college, an extraordinarily complex mechanism that may elect a candidate who does not receive the most votes.

In this provocative book, George Edwards III argues that, contrary to what supporters of the electoral college claim, there is no real justification for a system that might violate majority rule.1/5(1).

In Favor of the Electoral College. Best, Judith, The Case Against Direct Election of the President: A Defense of the Electoral College (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ). Bickel, Alexander M., Reform and Continuity: The Electoral College, The Convention, and The Party System (New York: Harper and Row, ).Cited by: 2.

As then-Congressman George H.W. Bush said on Septemin support of direct popular election of the President: “This legislation has a great deal to commend it.

It will correct the wrongs of the present mechanism by calling for direct election of the President and Vice President. Yes. The tyranny of the majority is the major drawback of direct democracy (which is what a direct popular vote is) and that the rights of the minority had to be preserved without the minority leading to a tyranny.

This is why we have the electora. - Eliminates the current process for electing the President commonly known as the Electoral College. - Provides for direct election of the President and Vice President and requires a runoff if no one gets more than percent of the vote.

The bill would enact the proposed interstate compact entitled the "Agreement Among the States pdf Elect the President by National Popular Vote." The compact would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the membership of the Electoral College (that is of electoral votes).If all electors are appointed, electoral votes (i.e., a majority of members of the Electoral College) are required to elect the President and the Vice President.

The three North Dakota members of the Electoral College met on Decemin. A ebook scholar argues that there is no real justification for the Electoral College, which may violate majority rule, and demonstrates that the direct election of the president maximizes Written: 19 Oct,