An introduction to the electoral college letter
On aug 8, the pilot published several letters about the electoral college the electoral college was created to protect against uneducated and uninformed voters electing a populist, unfit. An open letter to the electoral college dear elector, my name is jessica orsini, of centralia, missouri, and i write to you about the duty with which you have been charged. The electoral college was a good stop-gap measure to ensure democracy worked third, the president and vice president are the only positions voted on by all voters we elect these positions to represent the interests of the people. In every election in the united states, be it for senator, representative, governor, state representative, mayor, city councilor, town meeting member, dogcatcher, or sixth-grade class president, th.
Letter: clinton and the electoral college many unhappy over the outcome of the recent election like to state that hillary clinton won the popular vote. The electoral college, to hamilton, is an effective tool of a democratic republic because moral choices ultimately reside with individuals similar calculations are made in our legal system, when. The electoral college addressed an open letter to director of national intelligence james clapper prior to their 19 december vote that would finalise the election results. The founding fathers intended the electoral college to stop an unfit man from becoming president the constitution they crafted gives us this tool conscience demands that we use it.
In this election year, the country needs to be prepared to fear election results that may run contrary to the popular vote as reflected in the electoral college vote. The letter begins with a lengthy defense of the electoral college’s role in the election process the democrats argue that it’s their duty not simply to rubber-stamp the election day results. For that reason, the electoral college was designed to prevent a demagogue from becoming president it serves two purposes one of them is to give small states power as well as big states and the. The electoral college - mackenzie marquess professor beange govt 2305 23 october 2013 electoral college outline the electoral college is a system that elects the president, it is possible for a presidential candidate to win the popular votes of the citizens and still lose the election because of the electoral college, a prime example of this rare happening is the election of 2000 where george. By removing the electoral college, we remove the power of states we consolidate power into major cities and give no power to others look north of us and at canada.
Letters received, some drafts of letters sent, and related documents the department of state loaned these papers to senator william cabell rives in 1858 to help him write his biography of madison they were restored by rives’s heirs to the library of congress a century later and added to the madison papers as series 2. 23 gop-stronghold states & 191 electoral votes will go to the red-team and 16 dnc-stronghold states & 196 electoral votes will go to the blue-team in those 39 states, the voices of anyone who didn’t want one of the 2 “viable” candidates will have literally no effect on the election’s outcome. The national popular vote bill would guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the district of columbia explanation it has been enacted into law in 12 states with 172 electoral votes (ca, ct. The electoral college is the united states' archaic process of electing presidents it was established in the constitution as a compromise between election by congress and election by popular vote. To the 538 members of the electoral college of the united states of america, it has been an unprecedented time in the history of our country, one that has seen many strange, wonderful and awful things happen.
The letter i am still tweaking: dear name, member of the electoral college i am writing you today to urge, no, to beg you to use your power as a member of the electoral college to vote as a faithless elector – as a moral elector– and prevent donald trump from becoming president of the united states. The electoral college, by weighting the votes from state to state, equalizes the representation in a way the popular vote could never do think of the system as similar to a golf handicap. Fast forward a few days past nov 8, and it is the democrats who have responded to the election results with riots followed by harassment and intimidation of electoral college members. Letter: changes needed to antiquated electoral college we have a serious problem in the united states when it comes to a viable democracy for the second time since 2000, the presidential.
An introduction to the electoral college letter
The degree to which the electoral college is both unfair and dangerous is not fully understood by many americans, mainly because it is only in the spotlight for a few weeks every four years. In his letter, doug sorenson says we should scrap the electoral college because it lets a president be elected who didn't win the popular vote (get rid of unfair, undemocratic electoral college. The framers of the us constitution created the electoral college as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process during the debate, some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state’s favorite son and none would emerge with sufficient.
Evan hargett 10/10/14 public speaking topic: electoral college general purpose: to inform specific purpose: to inform people about the history of the electoral college and how it works introduction i attention getter: according to the class survey 30% of this class voted in the 2012 presidential election some people are really surprised when they find out that their vote doesn’t go. The electoral college shouldn’t guarantee an override of the public’s opinion– and it doesn’t have to there are 21 states that do not restrict which candidate the electors vote for out of these 21, hillary lost the following. The electoral college meeting, where electors will put in their votes for the president of the united states, is on december 19, just a week away some people have been organizing and writing. The electoral college was created as a fail-safe mechanism to ensure that a person unworthy of the office of the president, regardless of the popular will, would not accede to the highest office.
1 the electoral college the us president is indirectly elected by the citizenry through a “college of electors” devised in 1787 by the framers of the constitution.