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Elections, electoral college reform

Joseph Bruce Gorman

Elections, electoral college reform

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electoral college -- United States,
  • Presidents -- Election,
  • Presidents -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJoseph Gorman
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1981-82, reel 4, fr. 0001
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination13 p.
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15451918M


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Electoral college, the system by which the president and vice president of the United States are chosen. It was devised by the framers of the United States Constitution to provide a method of election that was feasible, desirable, and consistent with a republican form of government.

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