gov paper 3 - The Electoral College was established because...

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The Electoral College was established because it stressed the role of the states, and the framers wanted to insulate the selection of the president from the people (Rourke, pg. 137). Alexander Hamilton, explained that he and others were worried about the “general mass” would not be informed enough to elect a good president (Rourke, pg. 137). Abolishing the Electoral College has been controversy debate. Becky Cain, president of the League of Women Voters advocates abolishing the Electoral College, and Judith A. Best, professor of political science at the State University of New York at Cortland advocates preserving the Electoral College. Foremost, Cain would like to abolish the Electoral College and establish a direct election by popular vote of the American people (Rourke, pg. 138). She believes the downward trend in voter participation and increased cynicism and skepticism from the public eye about the ability of elected leaders are some warning signs of a potential electoral fiasco (Rourke, pg. 138). There are several examples in which the candidate
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course POS 2041 taught by Professor Rosenson during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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