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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 1876 The 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 determine the winner of the 3 contested States.

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