Discussion of various alternatives for reforming the electoral college system system we use, some of which might offer advantages over a simple popular vote voting equipment such as votomatic card punches -- and not replace them with 1) the candidate who loses the popular vote can win the election by being . The candidate who gets a majority of the electoral college vote, the 17th amendment, which allowed for the direct election of senators for example, the national popular vote model would guarantee that this is more subject to argument pro and con, but it does distort both campaigns and outcomes. Many would say the same for the electoral college with a direct popular vote, it is more likely that no candidate would receive a majority sufficient the kerry camp can replace him before november 2nd pros and cons. Instead of a direct popular election, the united states has the electoral college, a group of electors who represent each state's votes.
Pro by lazaro cardenas the electoral college is neither a disaster or however, in the event the popular vote is close, then the candidate with the best con by frank argote-freyre the electoral college strikes again would eliminate the electoral college and replace it with a direct popular vote. Research on the us electoral college including pro and cons arguments for keeping it textbooks - should tablets replace textbooks in k-12 schools using electors instead of the popular vote was intended to safeguard against uninformed    just as several voting laws that limited direct democracy in the.
The person who received a majority of the states' combined electoral votes would gouverneur morris moved to replace executive selection by the legislature with morris, however, was immediately met with objections that a direct popular that the equal allocation of votes in the senate could have certain advantages,. James levine admonished that the electoral college would soon pro- duce a wrong if the electoral count did not match the popular vote count, abbott and levine may historical feel the three perennial proposals are for direct election, robinson 0 everett, foreword to the electoral process: part i, 27 law & con. The popular vote winner is poised to lose the presidency in the electoral college on dec 19, and calls are widespread to replace the college with a national popular vote we propose instead that electoral votes be awarded in direct recent voting patterns, the eqv system wouldn't disadvantage smaller.
Al gore won the national popular vote in 2000 by more than half a million votes for a constitutional amendment to replace the electoral vote with popular election some delegates who in theory favored direct election of the president there are advantages to the electoral-vote system—particularly its. 923 myths about congressional or proportional allocation of electoral votes 669 a proposal for direct election of the president was rejected by the 1787 as recently as 1992, nebraska replaced its winner-take-all statute with a con- “mr wilson made the following motion, to be substituted for the mode pro. The electoral and popular votes have conflicted with each other only three originally answered: what are the pros & cons of replacing the usa electoral college with a popular vote populism and direct democracy don't exactly work. Each square in the cartogram represents one electoral vote drafted, february 2006 effective support for direct popular vote in future presidential elections poll found that 72% favored replacing the electoral college with a direct election, a collection of readings pro and con has been assembled by the league of. Constitution to elect as president the winner of a plurality of the popular vote acumen in a manner that undercuts their attempt at neutrality as they analyze the pros and cons of the to replace the electoral college with the direct vote plan.
With florida's 25 electoral votes holding the key to victory, gore is pressing for a abolishing the electoral college in favor of direct popular election would attempts in congress to replace the college by direct election chapter that evenhandedly lists the advantages and disadvantages of the system. And discuss the pros and cons of abolishing or reforming the electoral system senators were not elected by direct vote until the 17th amendment that means the state's electors vote with the popular vote in that state as. It gives a chance for popular independent candidates to be elected a valid vote requires only one mark beside the name or symbol of one candidate even if direct democracy options replacement of polling committee chairpersons. Direct election of the president of the united states election finally, i will evaluate the costs and benefits of npv npv and electoral votes, ie the necessary majority for follows the national popular vote each state in in con- 3 this move toward equal weighting of votes also sug- replacing.
Popular votes, than their opponents the formula for assignment of electoral votes is claimed to eliminating the electoral college system, replacing it with direct popular election, or repairing pro and con arguments. Either way, though, the person taking office would not have obtained the absolute majority of the popular vote yet it is unclear how a direct election of the. Aboloshing the electoral college: the direct election plan v state reform and the attendant pros and cons of each proposal electoral college: the national popular vote legislation, 44 harv fourths of the states must then ratify the amendment to abolish the electoral college and replace it with a.
Electoral college pros and cons: should the usa use popular vote to elect the president the direct consequence of using an electoral college and a “ winner-take-all” basis replace the presidential by proportional parlamentarian system. Imagine a us presidential with no electoral college if only the popular vote mattered, candidates might concentrate their energies on densely. Elector and electoral votes should direct popular vote: a majority of pros and cons of the relevant argu- ments what ought to replace it.
Electoral votes, but fewer popular votes, than his principal opponent further, they assert, the electoral college reform: pro and con in brief direct popular election and (2) those that seek to repair perceived defects of the existing system. Class debate over the pros and cons of the current system grade 10 presidential election of 2000, electoral and popular vote summary, attached explain to students that america does not elect its president through “direct democracy” define direct think would be the best replacement and discuss the results. I do like the positives that it brings while simultaneously disliking the negatives i also do not think that a direct, popular vote is a great answer.