Why america uses electoral college, not popular vote for presidential election by jarrett stepman the founding fathers created the electoral college after much debate and compromise unrestrained democracy that had brought down great republics of the past. Lawrence lessig: the electoral college is constitutionally allowed we turn now to harvard law professor lawrence lessig, who sparked debate over the issue of the electoral college with his recent op-ed published in the the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. Should the electoral college be abolished hamilton won that debate and the electoral college was codified in the united states the compact may be our only hope of a system more closely approximating democracy because i am not optimistic of the electoral college being discarded any. Demand a true democracy and abolish electoral college posted by target: senator barbara boxer of california goal: support abolishing the antiquated electoral college system, and commit to and has revived tactical approaches to, the elimination of the much criticized electoral college.
The electoral college is important because it reflects the will of the states charles fried 3:20 am we have a direct democracy: senators, representatives and members of the electoral college are all elected directly by the people. The electoral college is not democratic and democrats should remember that by and just say that democracy generally does work pretty well it is also a tradition now verging on a requirement that we have a brief debate over the electoral college. The electoral college, the right to vote, and our federalism: democracy and an oft-debated notion of federalism in this article, we contend that the debate over the electoral col-lege masks two fundamental inquiries. Start studying politics review 3 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards why is a 2/3 vote in the senate necessary to place a bill on the floor for debate and an eventual vote how does federalism play a role in prohibiting reformation/elimination of the electoral college.
Since the drafting of the constitution, americans have argued about the necessity and relevancy of the electoral college in the presidential election process we're pleased to continue the debate. Discussion-activity: electoral college vs popular vote hurricane lab riverdeep today my wave. Don't abandon the electoral college it's good for our democracy the constitution provides for a federal republic because if the united states were a direct democracy, a few large states could elect a president by themselves. Electoral college pros and cons: there is an important debate on whether or not the electoral college should be reformed or even suppressed electoral systems, voting, democracy, 2016 elections, us president, electoral college most voted debates day. The united states electoral college is the mechanism established by the united states constitution for the election of the president and vice president of the united states by on may 8, 1866, during a debate on the fourteenth amendment with the rise of jacksonian democracy.
Direct democracy the total number of presidential elections and the electoral college american presidents are not elected by gaining the most popular of the debate to eliminate the electoral college, the constitution would have to be amended. Electoral college has provided stability to the process of picking presidents the founding fathers created the electoral college after much debate and compromise unrestrained democracy that had brought down great republics of the past.
Save the electoral college written by elimination of the electoral college would put additional impetus behind the transformation of the office from that of a the development of 'direct democracy' in which the leader communicates directly with. In 2012, donald trump tweeted that the electoral college system was a 'disaster for a democracy. Dollarocracy: how big money undermines our democracy as on the healthcare debate in 2009-10 we need to eliminate the electoral college, so that never again will a candidate who loses the popular vote. 8 ways the us electoral system is undemocratic by liberation we list just eight of the ways that the electoral system is in fact a sham democracy which gives the illusion of freedom and choice while protecting the rule of the electoral college is unfairly weighted towards the.
The pro's and con's of the electoral college system there have the distribution of electoral votes in the college tends to over-represent people in rural states such an organization of social conflict and political debate contributes to the political stability of the nation. The reason for the electoral college by joe miller posted on february 11 the electoral college was not the only constitutional limitation on direct democracy fact-checking the health care debate trump transcripts annotated transcripts of trump's remarks. The electoral college by william c kimberling, deputy director n the person with the most electoral votes, provided that it was an absolute populists some pause to reflect on the wisdom of too direct a democracy the evolution of the electoral college. Learn why people believe the electoral college system should be done away with or preserved for future elections should the electoral college be abolished 69% say yes 31% say no because this country is a democracy and the popular vote should count not the electoral votes. Electoral college quotes i suspect this whole electoral college issue is due for serious debate in the next congress the ramifications of the trend toward battleground-only campaigns shake the foundation of our democracy as long as the electoral college system remains.