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ERIC Number: EJ813409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The Electoral College
Social Education, v72 n6 p304-310 Oct 2008
The United States has a system of voting for a president that is unique among western democracies. Rather than vote directly for a president or entrust the presidential election to a parliament, Americans instead vote for statewide slates of electors who are pledged to a candidate. The successful electors become the members of the Electoral College, which elects the president by a majority vote. This article presents a lesson plan on the Electoral College as well as suggestions that have been made to reform the Electoral College without eliminating it that classes can review. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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