Feb 11, 2008 ... Why does the United States have an Electoral College when it would be so easy
to directly elect a president, as we do for all the other political ...
Marquette Magazine asked Dr. Paul Nolette, assistant professor in the
department of political science, why, after 225 years, we still use the Electoral
Oct 16, 2012 ... Sticking with the Electoral College system, but not yet plunging into the ... it
elevates the already ever-present need candidates feel to pander to elderly ... If
we could do nothing more than allocate the electoral votes on a ...
The first reason that the founders created the Electoral College is hard to
understand ... Two states do not use the winner take all system, Maine and
Those who object to the Electoral College system and favor a direct popular
election of the president generally do so on four grounds: .... the Electoral
College's role in reinforcing a two party system, proponents, as we shall see, find
this to be a ...
Apr 15, 2016 ... Ben Carson questioned the point of the Electoral College during an exchange
about ... "There's some things we need to look at from a historical ...
Jan 12, 2016 ... It is at this point in the election process that the Electoral College begins ... We
vote for President in November, but all 538 electors meet at a .... 21 states do not
mandate that an elector must vote for his or her party's candidate.
It was a compromise made toward the end of the constitutional convention in a
committee, ... Do we need the electoral college? Scott M. Stolz, History Buff ...
Sep 23, 2015 ... Historically, there wasn't even a popular vote. Originally, Electoral College
members ... and a multitude of state and local political offices that need to be
filled. ... The plurality vote that we use currently does reduce the power ...
How the electoral college works; Why not a popular vote? ... When we're
debating whether some aspect of the Constitution makes sense, it's useful ... the
framers of the Constitution decided that the states should do the voting, not the