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Electoral College Good or Bad
What is the Electoral College?Why it was created★Developed 1787 ★The method used to elect the executive branch of government.★538 Electors★270 Votes needed to win the Presidency.★Protects against ‘Mob’ Rule. ★Ensures states are fairly represented in the presidential election.
The Electors★Appointed by each State★Must be of good character★Meet in congress to cast votes after election★Not obligated by the constitution to vote according to the decision of the public★‘Faithless’ Electors
Presidents Who Lost The Popular Vote★1824 - John Quincy Adams★1876 - Rutherford B. Hayes★1888 - Benjamin Harrison★2000 - George W. Bush★2016 - Donald Trump
The Presidential Election of 1876The Candidates ★Democrat - Samuel J. Tilden ★Republican - Rutherford B. Hayes★Prohibition Party - Green Clay Smith★Greenback Party - Peter Cooper
Issues Affecting the Nation at the Time
The Electoral Commission★Created by Congress to determinethe winner of the 3 contested States.