Elections 1 - Elections: Rules and Strategies Elections:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Elections: Rules and Strategies Elections: Rules and Strategies • Legal Structures – Electoral College – Ballot Forms and Access – Campaign Finance Laws – Congressional Redistricting • Candidate Strategies – Organizations & Resources Electoral College • Federal structure to election •H is to ry – fear of popular elections in Constitution – early electors chosen by state legislatures – 1830 -- popular vote to select electors
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Number of Electors • 538 in total • Each state – Two (one for each Senator) – Plus 1 to 53 more based on number of Representatives • Washington, DC = 3 electors • Number change with each census Change in Electoral College Votes, 1992 - 2004 Values N -2 To -2 ( 2) -1 To -1 ( 8) 0T o 0 (32) 1T o 1 ( 4) 2T o 2 ( 4) Missing Data EC GAIN00 -- Gain (Loss) of Electoral Votes, 1990 - 2000 MicroCase data File = states Variable = 240)EC GAIN00 Electoral College 2004 Figure 9-4 in Sidlow & Henschen, 5 th edition
Background image of page 2
Electoral College Process • Popular vote in state – Democratic or Republican slate of electors chosen – plurality vote • Electoral College vote – cast in December – requires majority vote - 270 electors • Electoral College vote counted in January Electoral College Stalemate • No majority winner – House of Representatives chooses President – Senate chooses Vice President • Happened twice, 1800 & 1824 No Electoral College Majority • 1800 – Thomas Jefferson & Aaron Burr tied – Same party – No designation for President versus Vice President – House selects Jefferson – Led to 12th Amendment Aaron Burr Thomas Jefferson
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course POL 201 taught by Professor Norrander during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

Page1 / 15

Elections 1 - Elections: Rules and Strategies Elections:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online