POS 301 Week 3 Assignment Electoral College.DOC

POS 301 Week 3 Assignment Electoral College

Write an essay of 750-1,000 words in which you:

1. Describe the structure and function of the electoral college.

  • How and when was it created in the U.S.?

  • Why was it created, and by whom?


2. Compare the electoral college to a popular vote approach for elections.


  • How does the electoral college system operate/function?

  • What are consequences of using an electoral college system versus a popular vote? Use the 2000 presidential election as an example.


3. Assess the value of an individual citizen’s vote under the electoral college system.


  • Why does the U.S. still use the electoral college for presidential elections today?



 
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