The Choice of the People?: Debating the Electoral College
Part one : Why the electoral college keeps winning: the federal principle in presidential elections. Introduction ; Do we have a winner? ; The right winner : not by numbers alone! ; The federal principle and the presidency ; Closing the college ; Beating the alternatives ; The constitutional solar system ; Appendix A : Distribution of electoral votes, 1991-2000 ; Appendix B : Popular and electoral votes in presidential elections, 1789-1992 -- Part two : Readings. Editor's introduction / Judith Best ; Statement of Lawrence D. Longley before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution (1992) ; Statement of Gouverneur Morris in the Federal Convention of 1787 ; The Federalist Papers 39, 51, and 68 (excerpts) ; The U.S. Constitution : Article II, Amendment 12, and Amendment 20 ; Report of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the direct popular election of the President and Vice President (1977) ; Statement by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan on the Electoral College (1979).
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