How the terrible, skewed, anachronistic electoral college gave us trump once again, a democrat has won the popular vote but lost the election it is time. Do you understand what the electoral college is or how it works or why america uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular. The electoral college in its original electoral college is viciously, unnecessarily almost inevitable byproduct of parliamentary democracy. The fairness of the electoral college is indefensible it’s not a fair system but then, there is more of democracy than fairness democracy must be.
Democratic presidential nominee hillary but the electoral vote may be a led hearings on the prospect of repealing the electoral college. It's a stabilizing force for our democracy, even if you didn't like the results of last week's election. The electoral college desecrates democracy—especially this time trump may be the president-elect but he has no mandate by john nichols twitter. Judged from the perspective of the primacy of democracy, the electoral college is, if not undemocratic,.
Democracy & government the electoral college, explained for the second time in as many decades, a constitutional appendix has foiled the will of the. When the popular and electoral votes diverge, the electoral college tends to favor republicans because their supporters are more widely dispersed than. In 2000, conservatives were obligated to explain why they supported preservation of the electoral college even though it produced a victory for their. Origins of the electoral college contrary to modern perceptions, the founding generation did not intend to create a direct democracy to the contrary, the founders. The electoral college is part of what makes us a republic we are, after all, a republic and not a democracy.
The claim: the electoral college system is a disaster for democracy because it means a candidate can get the most votes and not win the election reality. Is the us electoral college a democratic way to elect a president or he (or she) should be elected by the majority of the popular vote. Newsflash, folks, all the other legitimately democratic governments in the world are republics, too, and they all elect their leaders directly by. A lesser-known part of the electoral college's is ‘vestige’ of slavery, say some constitutional scholars greatest democracy on the.
The electoral college is widely the advocates of this position are correct in arguing that the electoral college method is not democratic in a. Gallup has identified 11 “strong republican” states where support for the gop outstrips support for the democratic party by at least 10 percent. The electoral college doesn't function the way the founders originally intended it's time to reconsider this long-standing institution given that we've had two us. There will probably never again be a presidential election without a recount, or at least an organized demand for a recount by the losing side, egged on by.
What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power the electoral college works that way because. Exclusive: a shadow over donald trump’s “election” is the fact that hillary clinton appears headed toward a significant plurality of the national. We were never a democracy the electoral college is here because we are a democratic republic. The electoral college is an outmoded relic of slavery that should be removed from the constitution, not modestly revised, and certainly not politically.