Joel Hale 1. In the first article it is stated that after Trump had won the election even though he had lost the popular vote, several angry Democrats and liberals were calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. The Electoral College was designed to prevent coastal elites from large states from getting to pick the president. People were furious that Clinton didn’t win, and millions of people in California, New York, and other states wrongly believed that their support would affect the outcome. A suggestion for moving forward is keeping the Electoral College, with some minor changes, and get rid of the popular vote.
When the candidates are running to be president, there are two systems of voting, the popularity vote and the Electoral College vote. The popularity vote is when the people vote, and choose which candidate they want for president, and then the people who run the polls look at the amount of votes each candidate gets. Which ever candidate gets the most votes in that state, normally gets all of that state 's Electoral votes. When it 's over they count up how may Electoral votes each candidate got. Each state has a different amount of Electoral votes based off of population with s state such as Texas having 38 votes, while one like Vermont has three, and at least 270 Electoral votes are needed for a candidate to become president.
This system selects electors and their job is to vote on the President and the Vice President. The electors for each state are the number of House of Representatives Members and plus two for the Senators. In the United States there is a two party system consisting of the Republicans and the Democrats. The race between the two candidates is the first one to 270 electors because this is almost half of the total
Oliphant 's Opaque Opinion Before Franklin Roosevelt 's New Deal, court justices referenced the Constitution in order to ensure economic liberty and prevention of encroachment upon private property. This conservative court was quick to strike down many of the New Deal initiatives, until there was a power shift on the bench in 1937. This historical context goes to show how a simple change in partisan power within the legal system has the potential to dramatically recalibrate the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, just one justice has the capacity to have a strong influence within the courtroom. Correspondingly, James Oliphant composed "Tipping the Scales" which canvasses John Roberts role as Chief Justice.
This seems deceptive because the people of that state vote for their party, not the opposing side. However, as seen multiple times in history, representatives have voted against their party. Although it seems as if the state representatives have the power to manipulate the majority’s vote, it is noted that the people choose their representatives (so the voters receive what they voted for). Through the establishment of the Electoral College, people are allowed to vote for their representatives, candidates have a better understanding of the nation’s needs, and there is more equal representation. It is with these reasons that I support the Electoral College and do not think that it should be modified nor abolished.
George Washington was delegated to preside over the convention. Even though the meeting at Philadelphia was to revise the Article of Confederation, it was obvious that some delegates wanted to improve the government entirely. There were two plans presented: the Virginia plan and the New Jersey plan. The first plan which is the Virginia plan is also known as the large state plan which was mostly written by James Madison and introduced by Governor Edmund Randolph. The Virginia plan favored large states.
House of Representatives(Legislative branch) have the right to impeach president(by the constitution) When elected president takes oath if abused power or fails to confirm responsibilities he can be impeached Impeachment-unacceptable behavior is filed against President Majority of the House Of Representatives has to vote for President to be impeached Senate tries president for impeachment 2/3s must seek him guilty then removed from office and not available to come back Richard nixon (37th president) resigned instead of being tried for impeachment and face charges Andrew Johnson(17th president) was found guilty after one vote under 2/3s voted for conviction(first found guilty) from the british bill of Rights (they were scared a future president
Thomas Jefferson” does a better job showing the use of rhetoric. The video features two uses of rhetoric, ethos (credibility) and pathos (appealing to emotion). The story starts with Jefferson and Adams as best friends, that is until Adams gets elected president. Once elected Adams becomes somewhat of a tyrant, he begins bending and manipulating the constitution as he sees fit. Jefferson is unhappy with how Adams is running the country, so, he decides to run against him in the next election.
The effect of the hatred of Adams for his alleged “corrupt bargain” with Clay was a blockage of his proposals in Congress. Similarly, Donald Trump plans to give his companies to his children to run while he is President, but still has them on his transition team. Because of his past business dealings and intimidation tactics, people worry that they could use their relationship with the President to influence their own dealings positively. It is similar to
The Electoral College should be eliminated because people do not have a clear choice in choosing the next President. This research paper will be discussing how the Electoral College affected the results of the Election of 1824 between the candidates Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, and the political turmoil caused by the rumor of a “corrupt bargain”. The “corrupt bargain” occurred when Henry Clay, who had a spot in the House of Representatives, convinced the House of Representatives to elect John Quincy Adams. After John Quincy Adams was named the winner of the election, even though he had the least amount of electoral votes and popular votes, Henry Clay became his Secretary of State. After this, many Andrew Jackson supporters declared
To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. In order to be president, candidate must receive 270 electoral votes. In the event no candidate wins the majority vote, the House of Representatives chooses the President and the Senate chooses the Vice President. Each state’s electoral votes are counted in a joint session of Congress and electors.
Although the popular votes do not determine the elector votes, it almost always happens where the electors vote for whom the popular votes resulted in. This is one of the many reasons why the Electoral College is unfair, past elections have shown that bigger populations have more electoral votes, concluding that smaller states’ votes become insignificant. This leaves people in question, is the Electoral College now based on where you live? Even though the purpose of the electoral college is to ultimately decide who will occupy the position of the president, there was an Electoral Commision of elite representatives, established to determine the 19th President, because of the situation the electoral college caused. The commission included five representatives from the House, another five associates from the Senate and five justices from the Supreme Court.
Consisting of 538 electors, a majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect a President (NARA). Representation in the college is directly proportionate to the number of Congressional members your state has, one for each Senator and Representative. When a citizen casts
Maansi Dasari Mr. Morris AP English 3 12 January 2017 The Electoral College: The last remnant of slavery Amidst the chaos of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, emerges a cacophony of voices screaming for Electoral College reform. Many are angered by the results, others are confused: how can one candidate receive nearly three million more votes than the other and still lose the election? The Electoral College has been the United States’ method for electing a president since the Constitution was ratified, and this is far from the first time that it has been criticized. Proponents of the system accuse current skepticisms of being partisan, and the skeptics of being “sore losers”. However, defenders of the Electoral College, such as Guelzo and
The Electoral College is established in Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, it states that “Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons. The person having the highest number of votes shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole numbers of electors appointed”(Hardaway 79). The twelfth amendment modifies this procedure to require balloting for president and vice president be done separately. Although there were sixty-nine electors who participated in the first election, we now have a total of five hundred and thirty-eight. To win the presidency, a candidate must receive two hundred and seventy votes.