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The president would be elected by the electoral college


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Dec 30, 2012, 04:16pm   #
Would yuo change anything as I have written? Thanks in Advance! :)

1. What parts of the presidential election process are explicitly established by the Constitution? What parts are not mentioned in the Constitution?

--Answer below:


In order to establish a president the founding fathers wrote Article II, section 1, clauses 2 and 3 in the constitution. In Article II,. Section 1 of our constitution, it states specifically the president would be elected by the electoral college. Electoral college takes place when the electors from each state which equals the number of representatives of that state. In short, for each electoral vote in this example Arizona, which would allocate 11 electoral votes. This means that come election day, the state of Arizona no matter how many people vote for one candidate (popular vote), the electoral votes of 11 take the win for that candidate. In all, the candidate's must get a total of 270 electoral votes out of the 538 electoral votes available. The 270 votes is key to win election
There was no vote by the people established the founding fathers. Most states allow voting by the people however, did you know the states can take that back at anytime they choose. This took place with the 2000 election with George W. Bush and Al gore(Monk, 2003). During this election the hand counting of votes in Florida was determined unnecessary according to the courts. The courts stated that the states had every right to take back the appointed powers of electoral votes at any time in which they did and declared George Bush the winner.

Cited Works:
Monk, L (2003) Interactive Constitution based on The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution by Linda R. Monk
www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html
For cited electoral votes for state of Arizona

Dec 30, 2012, 04:25pm   #
"There was no vote by the people established the founding fathers." ---> this sentence doesn't make sense

"Most states allow voting by the people however, did you know the states can take that back at anytime they choose" -----> I don't think the "did you know fits well"

Is this an undergrad essay?

hope that was helpful
Dec 30, 2012, 04:31pm   #
My mistake, thought I posted under essay/term paper with other paper. Thank you for your insight though. Will make adjustments.
Dec 31, 2012, 04:17am   #
bng16210:
Electoral college takes place when the electors from each state which equals the number of representatives of that state.In short, for each electoral vote in this example Arizona, which would allocate 11 electoral votes.
...... I'm not an American. So, for me, these two sentences do not clearly give an idea what an Electoral college means. I think it's better if you re-phrase this part that gives a clearer picture to anybody whether he is familiar or not with this system.
For example, this is how Wiki describes Electoral college and anybody can conceive the idea without much difficult;
"The United States Electoral College is the institution that officially elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. The President and Vice President are not elected directly by the voters. Instead, they are elected indirectly by "electors" who are elected by popular vote on a state-by-state basis."



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