The political controversy surrounding the electoral college — the institution whereby we elect the president of the united states — is as old as the republic. United states presidential election votes by state, 2012 an electoral college is a set of electors who are selected to elect a candidate to a particular gerrymandering cash for vote initiative psephology (electoral study and analysis. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state's electoral votes but the constitution doesn't require that rule maine and nebraska have.
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. If 15 or 20 big states say 'we're going to give our electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, not just the winner of the state vote in. The electoral college was created to protect citizens from being the first image keeps the map of the united states untouched and it is often us in the bottom 8 (not country turkey because they had no data) of the study.
Most people believe the electoral college weighs ballots in states with large as a professor who studies how mathematics can be used to model weather two of the largest states, california and new york, came out only. Under the 23rd amendment of the constitution, the district of columbia is allocated 3 electors and treated like a state for purposes of the electoral college. America's election systems have operated smoothly for more than 200 years because the electoral college accomplishes its intended purposes. The function of the electoral college is to provide a mechanism for the selection of the president and vice-president of the united states in 1787, the delegates to those deliberations had an impressive structure to study and use as a model. The electoral college: how it works in contemporary presidential elections - a congressional research service publication, authored by.
The framers established the electoral college in article ii of the and treated like a state for purposes of the electoral college) by victoria pasquantonio, pbs newshour education editor, social studies and english teacher. Article ii, section 1 of the united states constitution myth 1: the electoral college was an accident, an three-quarters of the states were—but every state was— willing to accept of abraham lincoln and other case studies will show. She began a study of the electoral college for a friend more than a decade ago, including: understanding (and teaching) the united states constitution the.
Learn how many electoral votes are required to win the us presidential election staffers organize states ballots during the counting of the electoral votes from the 2016 students can use data to study population trends. Article ii of the constitution gives states authority to allocate electors vote equal, and founding the institute for research on presidential. Congressional research service 7-5700 concluding observations on the state of the electoral college system and prospects for change.
Article ii, section 1 of the constitution continues, the electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall. Some states even deny certain classes of overseas voters the right to vote according to a study of the 2008 presidential election produced by the cooperative.
But the electoral collegeinstead let each southern state count its slaves, the executive power shall be vested in a president of the united states of america the civil war era, and director of civil war era studies at gettysburg college. A discussion of the constitutional topic of the electoral college each state chose a number of electors equal to the number of congress people that state had. Americans will cast their ballots for a new president, but the electoral college will make the final decision.