After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College / Edition 3

After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College / Edition 3

by John Fortier
     
 

The new edition of this popular guide examines how the electoral college and postelection processes work andincludes a short history ofcontested elections.See more details below

Overview

The new edition of this popular guide examines how the electoral college and postelection processes work andincludes a short history ofcontested elections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844742021
Publisher:
Aei Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
102
Sales rank:
1,316,749
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

John C. Fortier is a research fellow at AEI and executive director of the Continuity of Government Commission. Walter Berns is a resident scholar at AEI. Akhil Amar is Southmayd Professor of Law at Yale University. Vikram Amar is a professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco. Martin Diamond, now deceased, was a professor at the University of Chicago. Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at AEI.

Table of Contents

Timeline for the elections of 2004 and 2008
Pt. IHow the electoral college works1
1How are electors appointed?3
2For whom do electors vote?9
3How are the electoral votes counted?13
4What if no one has a majority?17
5What if no one has been chosen by inauguration day?20
6What if a major party candidate dies or resigns?23
Pt. IIThe history of disputed elections27
7Three disputed elections : 1800, 1824, 187629
8The 2000 election37
Pt. IIIArguments for and against the electoral college49
9Let's hear it for the electoral college51
10Why old and new arguments for the electoral college are not compelling55
11Excerpts from "The electoral college and the American idea of democracy"66
App. AProvisions in the Constitution for presidential selection71
App. BStatutory provisions for presidential selection74
App. CNomination and binding of presidential electors83
App. D1825 precedents85
App. EParty rules88
App. FAllocation of electoral votes among the states for 2004 and 200889
App. GFaithless electors90
App. HElectoral college and popular vote outcomes of all elections91

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