By Paul D. Schumaker, Burdett A. Loomis
"Choosing a President" evaluates the Electoral university approach and 6 valid choices to it. A group of 37 political scientists examine the basic questions that visit the guts of the controversy. at the foundation of those deliberations, every one contributor exhibits the level to which she or he helps or opposes the Electoral collage and its choices. This identify beneficial properties: dialogue on how the Electoral collage used to be created, developed, and presently works, delivering basic ancient and political wisdom; and a scientific account of present possible choices to the Electoral collage delivering 3 reforms and 3 attainable replacements. It demonstrates modes of political research: comparing associations and reforms in response to their logical consistency with wanted standards, and comparing associations and reforms in line with their (likely) effects and implications. It is helping enhance scholars' knowing of political research.
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If this reassignment of votes did not result in one candidate receiving a majority, the process would be repeated. The candidate with the next lowest ﬁrst-place votes would be eliminated, and the votes for that candidate would be transferred to the second (or third) ranked candidate on ballots cast for the eliminated candidate(s). This process would be repeated until one candidate achieved a majority. ” They claim this method enables voters to express their genuine preferences for candidates who emphasize causes and issues that some voters strongly support but who have little chance of winning.
Similarly, the question of whether the Electoral College should be abolished requires us to consider whether a national popular vote with a plurality, a national vote with majority rule and possible runoff, or a popular vote with an instant runoff are beneﬁcial alternatives to the Electoral College. Searching for “the Best” Voting Scheme A science of politics might aspire to know the one best political system. At least since the inﬂuence of Descartes in the early seventeenth century, modern political theory has sought to understand the one best system through a deductive mode of analysis.
2. : Praeger, 1994), ix. 3. The participants are not a random sample of political scientists. We began by discussing the project with our colleagues at the University of Kansas and some of our acquaintances in the larger discipline. As they indicated interest in the project, they suggested and sometimes recruited others whom they thought especially knowledgeable and insightful about the issues raised. In such a process of selection, it turned out that eight of our participants have previously written on the Electoral College.