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explanation of the Electoral College and how it works to elect the President and Vice President of the United States, powerpoint presentation

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Many Americans who vote in a Presidential election believe they are
voting directly for a candidate. In actuality, they are voting for a
slate of electors who will cast their ballots in the Electoral College.
These electors ultimately select the President and Vice President.

Some
believe it is time to change this process, and elect the President and
Vice President by a direct nationwide popular vote of the people. For
this assignment, please provide arguments on both sides of the equation –
keeping the current Electoral College system or changing to a
nationwide direct popular vote election of the president.

Your completed presentation should include at least the following elements:

  1. A
    comprehensive explanation of the Electoral College and how it works to
    elect the President and Vice President of the United States.
  2. The
    reasons the founders of the United States created an Electoral College
    and included it in the Constitution, instead of having a direct
    nationwide popular vote election of the President.
  3. The total number of Electoral College votes, and how many electoral votes are needed to become President.
  4. Provide
    an explanation of how electors are divided or apportioned amongst the
    various states. For instance, how many electors are apportioned to each
    state, and what is the method used for apportioning these electors?
    Which states have the most electors, and why? Which states have the
    least number of electors, and why?
  5. How are the number of each
    state’s electors related to a state’s representation in the Congress –
    in terms of House members and Senators? Also, who are these “electors”
    and how are they selected?
  6. What happens after the November
    General Election leading up to Inaugural Day? For instance, explain what
    happens in each of the state capitols in mid-December and during a
    joint session of Congress in early January following the November
    General election.
  7. Finally, compare and contrast the U.S. system
    of electing the President with the system used in another country of
    your choice. For instance, how does the selection of the President of
    France, or the Prime Minister of Great Britain, or the Chancellor of
    Germany, compare and contrast with the system of electing the President
    of the United States?

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