The U.S. Constitution stipulates that Electors will vote for the office of President and Vice President, what we commonly refer to as the Electoral College. Two times in the 21st century the candidate with the most popular votes across the United States has not won the most votes in the Electoral College, hence losing the election. Some activists and scholars are arguing that a democratic system of government requires that majority rules; therefore, the candidate for President who receives the most popular votes should win the election. Further, there is a proposal to bypass the Electoral College without having to amend the Constitution (which is basically impossible). Explore the strategy of the National Popular Vote movement at this website: www.nationalpopularvote.com. Compare the way in which we elect Presidents in our current system to the proposal of the National Popular Vote movement. Which method is superior? Explain your answer. Essays should be submitted in a word processed document. Write in complete sentences and paragraphs. Margins should be set to at least 1″. Use one of the following typefaces: Arial, Helvetica, Times or Palatino. Set the body of your essay in 12 point type, doubled spaced. Longer quotations can be set at 10 point type, single spaced, if indented. Include page numbers using the header/footer feature of your word processor. Include a cover page, with your name, the name of the assignment. Write in complete sentences. No bullet points or listing will be accepted. Feel free to use images and graphs but word counts must be adhered to. Use correct grammar and spelling. Use the MLA style for citing resources.
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