Aag.Ec Probs Reforms

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Aag.Ec Probs Reforms

  1. 1. Electoral College – Problems and Reforms<br />
  2. 2. Problem #1-<br />Popular vote winner can lose the election<br />Reform?Abolish EC and have a nationwide election to elect the President (popular vote)<br />
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  4. 4. Problem #2 -<br />States with small populations are overrepresented<br />Reform?EVs given to each state based entirely on population only (none for Senate) <br />
  5. 5. Problem #3 -<br />Winner-Take-All method ignores losing voters<br />Reform?EV’s awarded according to the proportions of the popular vote in each state<br />
  6. 6. Problem #4 –<br /> “Faithless electors”<br />Reform? – Require all electors to vote for the popular vote winner in their state<br />
  7. 7. Hands = visit by Bush or Kerry<br />Dollar = $1 million spent on TV commercials<br />**Notice the states that were visited the most, and had the most money spent for TV time<br />Another issue would be that candidates can avoid “safe” states that they “know” they will win or lose..<br />

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