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Why the electoral college is bad for America

George C. Edwards III

Why the electoral college is bad for America

by George C. Edwards III

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electoral college -- United States,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeorge C. Edwards, III.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK529 .E38 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 198 p. :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15564692M
    ISBN 100300100604
    LC Control Number2004004215
    OCLC/WorldCa54503646

    A new edition of the best‑known book critiquing the U.S. electoral college In this third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a president—and why that system should be changed—George Edwards includes a new chapter focusing on the election. Why the electoral college is bad for America / George C. Edwards, III Yale University Press New Haven, without a runoff maximizes political equality and eliminates the distortions inn the political system caused by the electoral college."--BOOK JACKET. Full contents: Foreword / Neal R. Peirce; 1. How the electoral college works.

      Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America. By George C. Edwards III. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, pp. Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America is a splendidly and clearly written primer on the origins, history, and complexity of the electoral college .   As George C. Edwards tells us in Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America, such near misses have been remarkably frequent. He shows that on sixteen occasions before a shift of 75, votes or less in key states would have given the presidency to the candidate who finished second in the popular vote; six times, a switch of less than.

    A new edition of the best-known book critiquing the U.S. electoral college In this third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a president--and why that system should be changed--George Edwards includes a new chapter focusing on the election. "As the U.S. hurtles toward yet another election in which the popular vote loser may become president. Citation: EDWARDS, GEORGE C. Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America. Yale University Press, , DOI/PMID/ISBN: [URL].


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Edwards, while demolishing most of the arguments of defense for the Electoral College, never attempts to demonstrate Why the Electoral College is Bad for America. I mean that in the most literal sense. Whatever one thinks of the institution, it has produced a series of chief executives that have transformed our country into the most powerful in Cited by:   A new edition of the best‑known book critiquing the U.S.

electoral college In this third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a president—and why that system should be changed—George Edwards includes a new chapter focusing on the election.

Octo • In his book Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America, author George Edwards argues the system may be outdated and irrelevant in today's political climate.

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Americans currently choose their presid /5. Why the Electoral College is Bad for Americawill be widely cited in debates about our method of electing presidents."—Alexander Keyssar, New York Review of Books "This crisp handbook outlines the origins of the electoral college and demonstrates the many ways it violates democratic norms."—.

Drawing on systematic data, Edwards finds that the electoral college does not protect the interests of small states or racial minorities, does not provide presidents with effective coalitions for governing, and does little to protect the American polity from the alleged harms of direct election of the president.

In his book Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America, author George Edwards argues the system may be outdated and irrelevant in today's political climate.

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Edwards. Why the electoral college is bad for America User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict In this slim, analytical book, Texas A&M political science professor Edwards (At the Margins: Presidential 4/5(1). Why the Electoral College is Bad is less a reasoned argument FOR popular elections, than a microscopic critique of Article II’s perceived shortcomings.

Unlike his thorough analysis of several presidential elections forward fromhe curiously doesn’t hold up the experience of other countries for examination. 5 Reasons the Electoral College Is Bad for Our Country. The Alternative Daily - K. views. We often talk about how one voice can change the world, but this simply isn’t the case when it comes to the presidential election.

Every four years, we take to the polls to elect a president, but what many people may not know is not all votes. The electoral college is an extraordinarily complex system for electing a president, one that has the potential to undo the people’s will at many points in the long journey from the selection of electors to counting their votes in Congress.

Faithless electors may. 2 thoughts on “ Why the Electoral College is Bad for America – Part II ” Concord Green Septem at pm. Just so. Amendment XVII is a just and appropriate target of an Article V Convention of the States to Propose Amendments.

I would. The Electoral College was never intended to be the “perfect” system for picking the president, says George Edwards III, emeritus political science professor at Texas A&M University.

So the electoral college was their big compromise. Arguments for getting rid of the electoral college Many critics argue that the electoral college is outdated and doesn’t accurately represent the voice of the people.

It’s the reason why people say. Drawing on systematic data, Edwards finds that the electoral college does not protect the interests of small states or racial minorities, does not provide presidents with effective coalitions for governing, and does little to protect the American polity from the alleged harms of direct election of the president.

Why the Electoral College is Bad for America will be widely cited in debates about our method of electing presidents."—Alexander Keyssar, New York Review of Books "Time will tell whether the argument that the current system is so flawed and dangerous that the nation needs a constitutional amendment establishing a national direct election can.

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America. by George C. Edwards III (Yale; $26) there will likely be yet another serious effort to get rid of the electoral college, America’s weird. "Edwards finds that the electoral college does not protect the interests of small states or racial minorities, does not provide presidents with effective coalitions for governing, and does little to protect the American polity from the alleged harms of direct election of the president.

Chapter Nine Final Thoughts Summary In the final chapter, Edwards gives his thoughts on the electoral college, and the effect it has on the United States. He talks about how the electoral college would still negative impact minority groups and small states. He talks about the.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 6. The Electoral College was established in by Article II of the US Constitution, which also established the executive branch of the US government, and was revised by the Twelfth Amendment (ratified J ), the Fourteenth Amendment (ratified July ), and the Twenty-Third Amendment (ratified Mar.

29, ). Because the procedure for electing the president is part of the.Get this from a library! Why the electoral college is bad for America. [George C Edwards] -- Thoroughly revised and updated, with an extensive analysis of the election, this book remains the best analysis of the Electoral College for both students and general readers.

--Book Description. In this provocative book, George Edwards III argues that--contrary to what supporters of the electoral college claim--there is no real justification for a system that might violate majority rule. Drawing on systematic data, Edwards finds that the electoral college does not protect Cited by: