Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Electoral College
According to the official federal website, “The Electoral College was established by the founding fathers as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote.” But what exactly does this “compromise” do when it comes to electing a president? And if the founding fathers thought it was a necessity, why are some people opposed to the use of electors today? Join us on Thursday when we puzzle through the establishment, role and future of the Electoral College.
- What is the Electoral College?
- The Electoral College Is Good for America
- Has the Electoral College Outlived Its Usefulness?
- Examining the Electoral College
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