Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Abstract

When voters go to the polls in November 2004, what will they be voting for? Will they be casting votes for the future president of the United States? No, despite popular belief, the president is not elected by popular vote. The votes citizens cast in November will be for state electors. These electors are part of the Electoral College, the institution that determines the next president of the United States. Among legislators, the Electoral College has been one of the most debated topics. Over 700 amendments have been placed before Congress since the Electoral College’s inception in 1787. Those supporting the Electoral College claim that it is an important aspect of federalism and that the proposals for reform would cause more problems than they would fix. Many of the proponents emphatically state that the Electoral College has done its job, why fix something that has worked correctly?

Department

History

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Electoral college--United States; Presidents--United States--Election

Geographic Coverage

United States

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Rights Statement

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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