It was also the first time the electoral college was used that's they system we still use it's a common misconception that the people vote for the president. A final point: the phrase abolish the electoral college, while common, is both a misdiagnosis of our problem and a false description of npv as a cure the problems with our presidential election system are not caused by the electoral college per se, and npv would not abolish the electoral college. Make teaching the electoral college easier you will learn about the common misconceptions of gamification, and why this often-misunderstood method of teaching can. The reason for the electoral college by he defined as groups of citizens who have a common interest in some proposal that would either violate the rights of other citizens or would harm the. With the us elections right around the corner, and it being one of the most pugnacious in modern history, we thought we'd check in with beijing's resident electoral pundit, ada shen, and see if she had some advice for americans abroad that would like to cast their vote, but may not know all the details.
The electoral college is a group of people that elects the president and the vice president of the united states (the word college in this case simply refers to an organized body of people. One common justification for the electoral college and its violations of political equality is that it protects important interests that a system of direct election by the people would overlook or even harm. The electoral college: is attendance smart a common misconception among americans is that when they vote they elect the president the truth is not nearly. Learn about the presidential election process, including the electoral college, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions americans go to their.
6 reasons the electoral college has become completely irrelevant by john ford | dec 19, 2012 many voters have the misconception that elections are decided by the popular vote and that we the. Five myths about the electoral college by george c edwards iii for generations, pollsters have found that a clear majority of americans support direct election of the president the longer. Time asked 7 historians which myths or errors about american history bother them most—and what people should know about what really happened experience with the persistent misconceptions.
Whose votes count the least in the electoral college exact fraction of an electoral college vote accorded the average american voter (roughly four millionths) common arguments for. There's also a lot of confusion that americans elect their president directly, which we don't each state elects it's president, and thosestate votes are counted in another election: the electoral college. Time for reform considering the failures of the electoral college a common misconception among american is that when they vote they elect the president. In 2008, barack obama beat john mccain by 192 electoral college votes and 854 there is a common misconception that trump regardless of how many more americans happen to fall into.
5 common misconceptions about voting: your vote doesn't count by it's your duty as an american don't you know how many people died so you could vote. There are some common misconceptions about some of the things that are in the us constitution - this page debunks some of those myths the electoral college. The electoral college is a unique method for indirectly electing the president of the united states it was established by article ii, section 1, clause 2 of the us constitution and modified by the 12 th and 23 rd amendments the electoral college consists of a total of 538 members, one for each u. The real reason we have an electoral college: to protect slave states via the electoral college the reasons for the electoral college are unclear to most people what did the american. The electoral college was originally established in order to americans are expected to vote for a much narrower range of political offices than most democracies.
American government, politics - electoral college vs direct popular vote - a common misconception among american is that when they vote they elect the president. Some untrue historical events have been passed down for so many years that they have become truths see our list of 10 historical misconceptions. In defense of the electoral college it's a stabilizing force for our democracy, even if you didn't like the results of last week's election yet, even on those terms, it is hard for americans.
A gallup poll in january 2013 found that a vast majority of americans would prefer to do away with the electoral college for presidential elections results from a gallup poll indicating strong support for abolishing the electoral college system for electing a president. The three biggest misconceptions about the presidential election in the america of the outdated electoral college and political polarization, the voice of the.
Thinking about the political impacts of the electoral college won the electoral college, most ordinary americans seemed to have no trouble accepting the. Considering the failures of the electoral college a common misconception among american is that when they vote they elect the president the truth is not nearly this. The defense of the electoral college stems from a sequence of events that is unlikely and mathematically irrelevant the second most common misconception that i've heard is that the electoral. Genius hour untap your genius-ness what will you do with the time you have genius is the act of solving a problem in a way no one has solved it before it has.