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Electoral College

Electoral College - Gov STUDY FOR EXAM 3 ON 5/4 follow the...

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Gov 4/25/11 – STUDY FOR EXAM 3 ON 5/4 – follow the syllabus on what to study from the book Exam 3 review is on Monday and Wednesday next week Electoral College Why did the framers create an EC? o Compromise o Facilitate direct election o Avoid influence of political parties o Facilitate nomination and election of presidents o Elect a nonpartisan president o Factions – whether or not the states would have the power or the national gov What were the rules governing voting in the EC? o 2 votes per elector o Each elector votes for 2 different candidates Only one vote per candidate Only one vote allowed to go to a candidate from elector’s home state o Votes for president and vice president – no differentiation Whoever gets the most votes becomes the president and the next most gets vice president o Ties -> House of Reps (1 vote/state) o No majority winner -> House of reps (1 vote/state) Critical event that led to the 12 th Amendment o Thomas Jefferson vs. Aaron Burr (1800)
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