3-5 - Pols 206*Skipped last lecture Is the electoral...

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Pols 206 3/5/08 *Skipped last lecture* Is the electoral college Consistent with Democratic values o Faithless electors Minor problem- never changed the outcome Rarely Happens-only 18 cases Electors were intended to exercise independent judgment o Violates Political Equality o Small states are disproportionately powerful o Each voter’s vote does not have equal weight o Election by the house political equality Does Not guarantee majority rule-electoral College can choose the popular vote loser o 5 times; 1824, 1976, 1888, 1960, 2000 o Large state bias o Small state bias Proposals t reform the electoral college(table10.6) o Direct election o Proportional plan-goes to house o District plan- the number of representatives and members in senate o Which one solve problem-the best is direct election o Which one does the worst-proportional plan Topic 3 Interests groups The general nature of interest groups o Definition- a formal organization of people that share one or more
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