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To Apportion the Electors in Election of President, Vice President, etc.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress

To Apportion the Electors in Election of President, Vice President, etc.

hearings before the United States House Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress, Seventieth Congress, first session, on May 19, 1928

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election,
  • Vice-Presidents -- United States -- Election,
  • Electoral college,
  • Election law -- United States

  • About the Edition

    Considers (70) H.R. 7373, (70) H.R. 13712

    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationii, 16 p
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15290320M

    Richard E. Berg-Andersson: This is the first time since where you have no incumbent President running for re-election, you have no incumbent Vice President running for the Presidency, and the.   The winner becomes President and the loser becomes Vice President. The government has too much influence on our lives these days for either party to be left out in the cold. We shouldn't get rid of the Electoral College because the sparsely populated bread basket needs a .

    “The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for president or vice president, for electors for president or vice president, or for senator or representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of .   two faithless electors seek to conspire with electors from other states to elect a president who did not receive a single vote in November, being John Kasich.

    "The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have a majority, then, from the two highest on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President: a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two thirds of the. Power to disqualify Ex-President, Vice-President, etc. - (1) If as a result of audit report, or an enquiry or any other proceeding, it comes to the notice of the State Government that any person, while he was holding the office of the President, Vice-President, Chairman or member of a Committee constituted under the Act or a Councillor, has.


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To Apportion the Electors in Election of President, Vice President, etc by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress Download PDF EPUB FB2

Each elector casts one vote following the general election. The candidate who gets votes or more wins. The newly elected President and Vice President are then inaugurated on January 20th.

Overview of the Presidential Election Process. An election for president of the United States happens every four years on the first Tuesday after the. Election of President and Vice President: Hearings on S.J. Res. 2, a Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Providing for the Election of President and Vice President.

81st Cong., 1st Sess. Febru March 9, April 14 and May 3, Washington: U.S. GPO, iv, p. Law Professor Edward Foley, one of the earliest law professors to become an expert on election law, has this column, which says the U.S. needs ranked choice voting in presidential general elections. He is about to publish a book “Presidential Elections and Majority Rule” that will be of interest when it comes out.

If gaining support from a majority of electors, the candidate earning the most votes became president, while the candidate with the second-most votes became vice-president.

InJohn Adams won the presidency, but his electors withheld just enough of their second votes for his running mate Thomas Pinckney to allow Adams’ opponent Thomas. In this plan, Congress plays a formal role in the election of the President and Vice President.

While Members of Congress are expressly forbidden from being electors, the Constitution requires the House and Senate to count the Electoral College’s ballots, and in the event of a tie, to select the President and Vice President, respectively.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election Vice President President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any.

The U.S. President is elected only indirectly by voters, through the Electoral College. Under Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, of the U.S. Constitution, the number of electors for every state is the sum of the number of that state's senators and representatives.

This was also a result of the original Connecticut Compromise between large and. Awarding electoral votes by congressional district would seem to provide a fairer and more balanced alternative to the winner-take-all system.

The U.S. Presidential Election ofin which Thomas Jefferson became president, spawned a political revolution that represented the true spirit of The Federalists of the late s and ’90s, who controlled the Presidency and Congress, stood in the way of popular democracy that the French Revolution had been the result of.

Electors cast one vote each. The hope was that if the two were from differing political ideologies, they would have to work together to get things done. After two miserable electoral crises happened in the Election of andthe 12th Amendment abolished that system. To prevent a. A state could simply apportion its electors on the basis of the popular vote.

16 thoughts on “A Different Way to Run the Electoral College” Sean Samis says occurring six months or less before the end of a President’s term shall not become effective until a President or Vice President shall have been qualified to serve the next.

As the election reminded us, the Electoral College does make it possible for a candidate to win the popular vote and still not become president. But that is less a product of the Electoral College and more a product of the way states apportion electors.

In every state but Maine and Nebraska, electors are awarded on a winner-take-all basis. Good-Bye Electoral College. Popular Vote Movement Gaining Steam Steven Rosenfeld There’s new momentum around the National Popular Vote movement, where states will award Electoral College votes to elect the president based on which candidate has won the most votes nationwide—instead of today’s state-by-state winner-take-all system.

The delegates have now created the basic machinery for electing the president that remains in place today, with one change: the Constitution will be amended in so that the electors cast ballots for both president and vice president.

Some Conclusions. The Electoral College does not operate as the delegates imagined. If it needs repeating, in the United States of America, we have an Electoral College, wherein the president and vice president aren't elected directly by the voters, but rather by electors. This is actually constitutional.

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Bush v Gore specifically. The electoral college is back in the news, with Democrats suddenly discovering it's a terrible idea. I wrote at length in defense of the college in a previous post. I wrote just before the election so I can credibly claim that my view is not a sudden discovery motivated by partisan feeling.

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