Creation of Electoral College

Indirect election electoral college popular sentiment

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Unformatted text preview: as not desirable- not just because people uneducated but hard to physically get people’s votes in - 3. Indirect election- “electoral college”- popular sentiment expressed but couldn’t necessarily dictate the outcome- how electors chosen left up to the states- - the number of electors would equal the number of senators and representatives from each states- the one with most votes became pres, the second most became VP Evolution of Nominating Systems- - no way of nominating a candidate- political parties had not emerged yet- - it was assumed that electors were not tied to national government would make an independent judgement- - but, parties began emerging in te 1790s and this made elector selection a partisan process- in 1792- 1796, the...
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This document was uploaded on 03/20/2014 for the course GOVT 626 at Georgetown.

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