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Unformatted text preview: -January 3, 2009-first act of the new Congress was to certify EV from state legislatures Purpose-what the Founders really wanted-a system where it isnt possible to get a majority-the buffer against democracy-every state matters-dispersion of power outside Washington Evolution of the System-parties-failure of the council idea-popular selection of electors-how many states must a candidate win to become president? Complexity-two-stage process-faithless electors-rogue legislatures-corruption and lack of regulation-extended tiebreaking procedures in the House 3.7.11 Reflection-EC intended to:-make every state relevant-form a deliberative body-throw most elections into Congress-adds significant complexity without obvious benefits...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course POLS 1105H taught by Professor Schatzinger during the Spring '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Spring '07
- Electoral College