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The electoral college primer 2000

by Lawrence D. Longley

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Electoral college -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-242) and index.

      Other titlesElectoral college primer two thousand
      StatementLawrence D. Longley and Neal R. Peirce.
      ContributionsPeirce, Neal R.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK529 .L64 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 253 p. ;
      Number of Pages253
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL39581M
      ISBN 100300080352, 0300080360
      LC Control Number99029115

        The Electoral College can disregard the will of the majority. In the presidential election, Al Gore won the popular vote. In Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Both lost the Electoral College and neither became president. Al Gore lost to Geoge Bush by just five Electoral votes. The Rise, Demise, and Potential Restoration of the Jeffersonian Electoral College Edward B. Foley. Outlines a solution for returning the Electoral College to the Jeffersonian ideal of popular sovereignty ; Provides a primer on American presidential election history from .

        For example, New York has 29 electoral votes, and therefore 29 electors, in the Electoral College. If Candidate A won 51 percent of the state’s popular vote, and Candidate B won 49 percent of the state’s popular vote, then Candidate A would win all 29 electoral votes.   The Electoral College would likely have been jettisoned long ago were it not for the fact that, prior to the 21 st century, the winner lost the popular vote only three times, all of them way back.

        The Electoral College system was designed so as to nullify some of the potential for the tyranny of the majority by making population less important in the whole of the Electoral College process. For more information about the indirect voting system of the Electoral College and its advantages and disadvantages, follow the link.   A primer on the Electoral College. 3 Replies. , and , the candidate who won a plurality of the popular vote lost in the Electoral College to an opponent who had gathered a majority in the Electoral College. There’s not much that can be done about this. It’s part of .


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The electoral college primer 2000 by Lawrence D. Longley Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the brief but comprehensive Electoral College PrimerLawrence The electoral college primer 2000 book. Longley and Neal R. Peirce show why Jefferson's assessment was right on target.

They have a keen understanding of the electoral college's vulnerabilities. Through a few simple calculations, for example, they show that Californians have more than two-and-a-half times the Cited by: Don't be fooled by the neutral sounding title, this is an acidic critique and de facto case for the abolishment of the Electoral College.

The case begins, fittingly, with the creation of the Electoral College itself, which as the authors convincingly argue(if even an argument is needed at all, as most of this is simple facts) that the Electoral College as conceived was little more than a jerry 4/5.

The Electoral College Primer Lawrence D. Longley and Neal R. Peirce. View Inside Price: $ Buy. Amazon; Barnes & Noble; The president of the United States is not actually elected by a direct vote of the people but indirectly by means of an electoral college.

Yet the operations of our archaic electoral college and the extent of. Why was the electoral college created and how well has it worked --ch. Recent crisis elections --ch. How today's electoral college works --ch. Popular votes do not equal electoral votes --ch. Electoral college in the election of and beyond.

Other Titles:. The Election of Is Not Quite Decided: A Fantasy --Why Was the Electoral College Created and How Well Has It Worked. -- Recent Crisis Elections -- How Today's Electoral College Works -- Popular Votes Do Not Equal Electoral Votes -- The Electoral College in the Election of and Beyond.

The Electoral College Primer book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A guide to how the US electoral system works - and some 4/5(2). 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. A quick read presenting a compelling case for the constitutional Electoral College. The author assumes his reader has some knowledge of the basic function of this institution before reading the book so it may be helpful to overview the system before diving in.

Americas founders wisely considered many different aspects of democratic election including the preservation of minority rights (i.e /5(5). THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE PRIMERat (). John D. Feerick, The Electoral College-Why it Ought to be Abolished, 37 FORDHAM L.

REV. 1, 1 (). ROBERT M. HARDAWAY, THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND THE CONSTITUTION: THE CASE FOR PRESERVING FEDERALISM () ('There is no exact account of the number of.

electoral college, in U.S. government, the body of electors that chooses the president and vice president. 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 entitled in the Congress.".

To be elected President of the United States, a candidate needs a majority of electoral votes. How the Electoral College Works. A Case for the Electoral College. And why and how that case might fail. By Ross Douthat. Opinion Columnist. Ma ; An aide opened Electoral. The Electoral College Primer, for example, notes in passing that the one reason for the electoral college was “the loss in relative influence of the South because of its large nonvoting slave population.”9 The authors of this book never again mention the subject, and do not include the word slavery in their index.

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 University.

The Real Vote Suppression Threat. The Supreme Court weighs whether Electoral College electors can vote their preference for president rather than the choice of their state. 2 See Lawrence D. Longley & Neal R. Peirce, The Electoral College Primer at () (based on census apportionment of electoral college).

3 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. §§Ö-1 to Ö-6 (). 4 The story is related in David A. Strauss, The Irrelevance of Constitutional Amendments,   So back to the Electoral College, each state has at least two votes, to represent their seats in Congress, plus votes for the number of seats which that that holds in the House.

For example California has 55 electoral votes, while Alaska and Vermont have 3 each. There are a total of electoral votes in the U.S. Got it. Many criticisms of the Electoral College system exist. The Importance of the Electoral College. $ In this timely primer on the electoral process, Dr.

George Grant makes the case for the brilliance, wisdom, and continuing necessity of the Electoral College. This book is a must for students, lawyers, statesmen, pastors, and citizens of all ages interested in understanding and defending the.

Yes. The electoral college's "winner-takes-all" system causes campaigning only to swing states: Parties know that certain states will always vote one way eg Alaska always votes Republican, Massachusetts usually votes Democrat. Both parties generally spend less resources on campaigning in these ‘safe’ states, and pay more attention to the needs of electors in ‘swing’ states, such as.

This video gives a short overview of the electoral college and what roles it serves in U.S. Presidential elections. It also explains why a candidate can win the popular vote but not actually win the election, which is what happened in the Presidential election.

In their book Electoral College Primer (which, alas, was not updated for ),Lawrence D. Longley and Neal Peirce calculated that the states enjoying higher-than-average voting power under. An Idea for Electoral College Reform That Both Parties Might Actually Like The way we now elect presidents would horrify the authors of the U.S.

.And don’t forget Longley and Peirce’s Electoral College Primer Separately and together, the two authors have been writing various versions of this book since the s, and if the.