The choice of the people? : debating the electoral college

Judith A. Best ; foreword by Thomas E. Cronin

The electoral college is arguably the most important but least understood factor that determines the President of the United States. This book brings together the ideas of today's most prominent supporters, critics, and opponents of the electoral college. Along with critical documents that provide historical background and demonstrate the evolution of debates over the legitimacy of this American institution, Judith Best and Thomas E. Cronin together with the testimony of Lawrence D. Longley, analyze the electoral college from a variety of perspectives and propose a wide range of alternatives, from maintaining the status quo to imposing radical reform. Among the issues addressed by these essays and documents is the fate of third parties in presidential elections.

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  • Chapter 1 Foreword Part 2 Part I: Why the Electoral College Keeps Winning: The Federal Principle in Presidential Elections Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Do We Have a Winner? The Right Winner: Not by Numbers Alone! The Federal Principle and the Presidency Chapter 5 Closing the College Chapter 6 Beating the Alternatives Chapter 7 The Constitutional Solar System Chapter 8 Appendix A: Distribution of Electoral Votes, 1991-2000 Chapter 9 Appendix B: Popular and Electoral Votes in Presidential Elections, 1789-1992 Chapter 10 Select Bibliography Part 11 Part II: Readings Chapter 12 Editor's Introduction Chapter 13 Statement of Lawrence D. Longley before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution (1992) Chapter 14 Statement of Governor Morris in the Federal Convention of 1787 Chapter 15 The Federalist Papers 39, 51, and 68 (excerpts) Chapter 16 The U.S. Constitution: Article II, Amendment 12, and Amendment 20 Chapter 17 Report of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Direct Popular Election of the President and Vice President (1977) Chapter 18 Statement by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan on the Electoral College (1979) Chapter 19 Index

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書名 The choice of the people? : debating the electoral college
著作者等 Best, Judith
Cronin, Thomas E.
Best Judith A.
出版元 Rowman & Littlefield
刊行年月 c1996
ページ数 xxv, 163 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 084768217X
NCID BA27896587
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国