POLS 1101 Presidential Election Assignment Spring 2008 Part 1

POLS 1101 Presidential Election Assignment Spring 2008 Part 1

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POLS 1101 Presidential Election Assignment, Part I (Due Date: March 7 th ) Retype questions and provide your typed answers on a separate sheet. Some answers only ask for data. Some only ask you to name the election years and persons who won. Others ask you to examine the data and analyze the results. Since some questions have multiple parts, please read each question carefully and answer each thoroughly. 1) Which election(s) produced a unanimous electoral vote winner ? Who was the winner (s)? (5 points) 2) What is a faithless elector? Provide two examples of when this occurred. Did it effect or change the outcome of the election? (5 points) 3) In regards to the election/selection of the president and vice president, what major reforms were enacted by the following constitutional amendments: (10 points) 12 th Amendment (1804): 22 nd Amendment (1951): 23 rd Amendment (1961): 25 th Amendment, Sec. 2 (1967): 4) List the election years in which the popular vote winner did not win a majority of the electoral votes. Note who were the candidates, the percentage of the popular vote received, and electoral votes
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POLS 1101 Presidential Election Assignment Spring 2008 Part 1

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