Electoral college 101 in the latest episode of the op-docs series electoral dysfunction, the political humorist mo rocca consults a third-grade class on the fairness of the electoral college by bennett singer, david deschamps and leslie d farrell on publish date october 2, 2012. Electoral college 101 presentation center preview all slides dec 19, 2016 learn more about the details electoral college, including scenarios for repealing the system or electing a candidate. The electoral college is the group of citizens selected by the people to cast votes for president and vice president the presidential/vice presidential pair who wins the popular vote in any given state receives all of the state's electoral college votes 1. Electoral college 101: december 19th vote by jbs president emeritus john f mcmanus after the votes of the people in the recent election were counted, the projected electoral college totals showed that donald trump should win the presidency by 306-232.
Electoral college 101 1 the founding fathers conceived of the electoral college as a way to a give states a role in national elections b keep a candidate who is popular in only one. Mo rocca, host of the film electoral dysfunction airing on pbs, helps us understand just what the electoral college is, how it affects our choosing the president, and introduces us to one. The electoral college is a process and not an office, a person, or a place it was created by the founding fathers as a compromise between election of the president by a vote in congress and election of the president by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
The battle for 270 electoral votes with 538 electoral votes at stake, president obama and mitt romney will both be trying to get to the magic number of 270 to win the presidency. The electoral college has electors equal to the number of members in congress (535 representatives in the house and 100 senators) plus three electors for the district of columbia (which were granted in 1961 by amendment xxiii to the us constitution. The electoral college enabled each slave state to count its slaves (albeit at a discount, under the constitution's three-fifths clause) in the electoral college apportionment. Electoral college 101 listín diario loading unsubscribe from listín diario 5 reasons to keep the electoral college - daniel lowenstein - duration: 5:38. The rash call to dismantle the electoral college that has been the model of stability over two centuries could do enormous damage to the united states.
In electoral college 101 the political humorist mo rocca consults a third-grade class on the fairness of the electoral college indeed, it's not just third graders who may be wondering: what. Debate pros and cons of the electoral college system and various alternative plans proposed for electing the president analyze historical and current election information in various forms as evidence in the creation of their victory campaign strategy. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, vote smart's government 101 is designed especially for you this tutorial is informative, practical and easy and is intended to help refresh your knowledge of american politics by providing useful information about congress, political parties, campaign finance, the constitution, elections. Political humorist mo rocca consults a third-grade class on the fairness of the electoral college in this short film, adapted from the award-winning pbs documentary. The united states electoral college is a body of electors established by the united states constitution, constituted every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the united states.
This week's civics 101 aims to give you some answers: • when you vote in a presidential election, you don't cast your ballot directly for the republican nominee or the democratic nominee or. Electoral college 101 non pool related remember me | forgot username or password today's posts mark forums read. As we elect a new president on tuesday, wbrc fox6 news is offering this simple electoral map as a teaching tool we urge you to print it out and have your kids color in the states as results come. The electoral college has continued to exist in the united states i would argue that the electoral college's winner-take-all model benefits the existence of the two-party system in the united states. The process of how a president gets elected in the us can be confusing to some, especially if you don't fully understand how the electoral college works political science professor greg.
The electoral college is a constitutional legacy, one that has been altered for popular participation originally, electors were to be elites who would )(in theory) know candidates well, judge them majority rule was not trusted for this. When hayes squeezed by the electoral college winning the presidency by one electoral vote most recently 2000 vice president al gore won the popular vote by half a million. Notroll2016 wrote in message news:[email protected] arc michael wrote in message news:[email protected] How do the electors vote where this can get confusing is how the electors vote in most states, there's a winner takes all mentality, where whichever party wins the popular, majority vote, gets all of the state's electoral votes.
101 objectives: • history and intent of the electoral college • selection of electors • impact of the electoral college in the us presidential election process.