Is the Electoral College fit for purpose in the 21st century? Does it reflect the mood of the people or is it an outdated idea that should be scrapped?The Electoral College has been in place since it was established by the founding fathers as a compromise. Its processes have been implemented in the election of every President and Vice President the nation has elected, but there are increasing calls for it to be abandoned amid claims that it is antidemocratic.In this powerful new book, The Voice of the Silent Majority: The Case for Keeping The Electoral College, author Nicholas J.D. Regan presents his arguments about why the system should remain, with a look at:Brief History of the Electoral CollegeThe Twelfth AmendmentCriticisms of the Electoral CollegeArguments in Support of the Electoral CollegeAttempts at ReformSuing the Electoral CollegeControversial Elections Involving the Electoral CollegeThe Case to Keep The Electoral CollegeThe Electoral College and its workings have been the deciding factor in two recent elections, leading to controversy and claims that it no longer represents the will of the people.Despite this, Regan makes a compelling case for its continued role in a book that is a must read for anyone interested in the day to day business of this central thread of the US political system.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 55 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward