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Why the electoral College - History Central

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by Marc Schulman. The Electoral College was created for two reasons. The first purpose was to create a buffer between population and the selection of a ...

What is the purpose of the electoral college? | Reference.com

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The purpose of the electoral college is to be a compromise between election of the president by the vote of Congress ... Why was the Electoral College created?

The Electoral College - Origin and History

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In order to appreciate the reasons for the Electoral College, it is essential to understand its historical context and the problem that the Founding Fathers were  ...

9 Things You May Not Know About the Electoral College - History in ...

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Dec 17, 2012 ... The Electoral College was created as a compromise between those Founding Fathers who wanted the president elected by Congress and ...

The Electoral College - The US Election Assistance Commission

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The Electoral College has evolved since its establishment in 1787. ...... 15 The safe harbor deadline was created by the Electoral Count Act of 1887 following the ...

The Electoral College: Why It Was Created - jstor

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The Electoral College: Why It Was Created by John D. Feerick. Mr. Feerick traces the development of our electoral college system for electing the President ...

U. S. Electoral College, Official - What is the Electoral College?

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The official U.S. Electoral College web site, providing current information about the presidential election, information about the roles and responsibilities of state  ...

The Electoral College - Why did the Founding Fathers create electors

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Why did the Founding Fathers create electors? Learn the reasoning behind why the creators of the US Constitution included the electoral college to select the ...

Origins of the Electoral College | Mises Institute

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The electoral college never worked as planned, however, and by 1828, when ... At its founding, American citizens believed that their government was created to ...

Electoral College Fast Facts | US House of Representatives: History ...

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Established in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the Electoral College is the formal body which elects the President and Vice President of the United ...

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The Reason for the Electoral College - FactCheck.org

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Feb 11, 2008 ... Q: Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? A: The framers of the Constitution didn't trust direct democracy. FULL QUESTION: Why does ...

Why do we still let the Electoral College pick our president?

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Aug 20, 2012 ... The system was created as a middle ground in the debate over ... Rakove shared his views about the contested Electoral College system.

Electoral College - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Electoral College, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...