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America"s Electoral College

choosing the President comparing and analyzing charts, graphs, and tables

by Therese Shea

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Published by Rosen Pub. Group in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Elections -- United States -- Mathematical models -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Elections -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Elections -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementTherese Shea.
      GenreJuvenile literature.
      SeriesMath for the real world
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK1978 .S475 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3401183M
      ISBN 10140423358X, 1404260692
      LC Control Number2005015701

        A new edition of the best-known book critiquing the U.S. electoral college In this third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a president—and why that system should be changed—George Edwards includes a new chapter focusing on the election.   Critics of the Electoral College system point out that the system allows the possibility of a candidate actually losing the nationwide popular vote but being elected president by the electoral vote. A look at the electoral votes from each state and a little math will show you how.

        Efforts to Get Rid of the Electoral College Over the years, the Electoral College has been much derided, including by its most recent beneficiary. The electoral college .   A US president is elected via the Electoral College system. It is not a building or institution, rather the "College" is really just a way to name a .

        America’s Electoral Future Demographic Shifts and the Future of the Trump Coalition By Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, and William H. Frey Ap , pm.   The filtering of the popular will through the Electoral College is an affirmation, rather than a betrayal, of the American republic. Doing away with the Electoral College would breach our fidelity.


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America"s Electoral College by Therese Shea Download PDF EPUB FB2

The dispute over the Electoral College goes back to the beginning of the American republic. James Madison and James Monroe were among the delegates who attended the Virginia convention called to decide whether that state should ratify the United States Constitution proposed by the Constitutional Convention the preceding year/5(2).

A new edition of the best‑known book critiquing the U.S. electoral college In this third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a president—and why that system should be changed—George Edwards includes a new chapter focusing on the : $   But Edwards' book should help re-start a national conversation about changing the Electoral College -- which as recently in came close to being abolished after the House voted by a 4-to-1 margin to go to direct election.

Texas A&M University /5(6). Book. The Electoral College and the American Idea of Democracy. American Enterprise Institute. Politics and Public Opinion Elections.

June 1, Skillfully placing the document in the context of late-eighteenth-century American politics, America’s Constitution explains, for instance, whether there is anything in the Constitution that is unamendable; the reason America adopted an electoral college; why a president must be at least thirty-five years old; and why–for now, at least /5().

Americans currently choose their president through the electoral college, an extraordinarily complex mechanism that may elect a candidate who does not receive the most votes. In this provocative book, George Edwards III Americas Electoral College book thatcontrary to what supporters of the electoral college claimthere is no real justification for a system that might violate majority rule/5.

The outstanding objection is that it has given the nation many so-called minority presidents, i.e., presidents who had a majority in the electoral college but lacked it in the total national popular vote—James Polk (), Zachary Taylor (), James Buchanan (), Abraham Lincoln (, but not ), Rutherford B.

Hayes (), James A. Garfield (), Grover Cleveland ( and. of results for Books: "Electoral college" Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College. by Jesse Wegman | out Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition.

by George C. Edwards eTextbook $ $ 04 $ $ Paperback. AMERICA elects its president through the electoral college, rather than directly on the results of the popular vote. The 50 states and Washington, DC are allocated electoral-college votes (ECVs).

“The best book available on the electoral college. Edwards provides both an excellent review of the workings of the electoral college and an incisive analysis of the failings of the institution.”—Marty Wattenberg, University of California, Irvine.

In the U.S. democracy, the Electoral College chooses the president. That means the candidate with the most total votes may not win the election.

This leads some to say the Electoral College. "People have been arguing against the Electoral College from the beginning. But no one, at least in recent years, has laid out the case as comprehensively and as readably as Jesse Wegman does in Let the People Pick the President." —Josh Chafetz, New York Times Book Review.

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.

America’s founders wisely considered many different aspects of democratic election including the preservation of minority rights (i.e /5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: MacBride, Roger Lea, American electoral college. Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, (OCoLC) America's Presidential Election: Election Skills Book Grades Description: Make civics fascinating and fun with short nonfiction articles on the election, the candidates and the democratic process.

This skills book gives students an understanding of the electoral process and of every American. Learn about the presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions.

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Videos you watch may be added to the TV's watch history and influence TV. Definition of the margin Informal definition. The margin of victory in a U.S. presidential election, with the exception below, would be the difference between the number of Electoral College votes garnered by the candidate with an absolute majority of electoral votes (currently of ) and the number received by the second place candidate (anywhere in the range of 1 to ).

In this provocative book, George Edwards III argues that-contrary to what supporters of the electoral college claim-there is no real justification for a system that might violate majority g on systematic data, Edwards finds that the electoral college does not protect the interests of small states or racial minorities, does not.

Octo • In his book Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America, author George Edwards argues the system may be outdated and irrelevant in Written: 19 Oct, The diversity of state electoral systems and eligibility rules was a concern all the way back to the creation of the Electoral College inand overhauling the system would also create immense.

America’s Electoral Future patterns may interact with changes in the demography of the nation’s electorate to affect future popular vote and Electoral College outcomes.

Related Books.He also wrote a number of books, including “Choosing a President: The Electoral College and Beyond” (with Burdett Loomis), “Critical Pluralism, Democratic Performance, and Community Power” and “From Ideologies to Public Philosophies.” He considers “Twenty-Eighth Amendment” his favorite among the books.

The Electoral College as we have it now ensures that a president has wide and deep support from the American populace — let’s keep it that way.

Gary S. Laveman New York To the Editor.