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The Electoral College and the popular vote

Author: Lisa Idzikowski
Publisher: New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.
Series: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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What is the Electoral College, and do the American people really need it? Should the popular vote determine the winner in any given presidential election? This anthology examines the origin and purpose of the Electoral College and offers balanced arguments for and against its use in the general election process. Readers will see how the Electoral College and popular vote can function harmoniously together, as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Idzikowski
ISBN: 9781534501935 1534501932 9781534502741 1534502742
OCLC Number: 1004206704
Target Audience: Grade 9 to 12.
Description: 120 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
How does the electoral college affect US presidential elections ?. The Electoral College determines presidential elections / National Archives and Records Administration ; The Electoral College once protected slavery / Kamala Kelkar ; Electoral College protects Americans' freedoms / Billy Hallowell ; Many Americans believe the Electoral College is confusing and unfair / Geri Zabela Eddins ; The Electoral College can distort election results / Danielle Kurtzleben --
Does the popular vote matter in US presidential elections?. The electoral college makes my vote irrelevant / Scott Santens ; The popular vote should elect the president / Frank J. Lysy ; The United States is not a democracy / Matt Peppe ; The electoral college isn't the problem; majority voting is / Dale R. Durran ; voting matters to many / Christopher Munsey --
Is there a better way to determine presidential elections?. The electoral College conflicts with the popular vote / Drew DeSilver ; Reject the national popular vote plan / Kevin Kane ; States should adopt the national popular vote plan / Rob Richie ; Improved civic instruction in school leads to informed voting / Abby Kiesa and Peter Levine ; To effect change, reform the presidential primary system / Maru Gonzalez --
Facts about the electoral college and the popular vote organizations to contact --
For further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Responsibility: Lisa Idzikowski, book editor.

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What is the Electoral College, and do the American people really need it? Should the popular vote determine the winner in any given presidential election? This anthology examines the origin and purpose of the Electoral College and offers balanced arguments for and against its use in the general election process. Readers will see how the Electoral College and popular vote can function harmoniously together, as well as examples supporting the viewpoint that the system has broken down and doesn't reflect the popular will.

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