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The Resource Let the people pick the president : the case for abolishing the Electoral College, Jesse Wegman

Let the people pick the president : the case for abolishing the Electoral College, Jesse Wegman

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Let the people pick the president : the case for abolishing the Electoral College
Title
Let the people pick the president
Title remainder
the case for abolishing the Electoral College
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Wegman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A radical spirit of change has overtaken American politics, making once-unthinkable reforms--like abolishing the Electoral College--seem possible. Two of the last five elections were won by candidates who lost the popular vote, calling the integrity of the entire electoral system into question. Political passions are already high, and they will reach a boiling point as we enter the 2020 race. The message from the American people is clear: we need major reform ... New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman makes a powerful case for abolishing the antiquated and antidemocratic Electoral College, and choosing presidents based on a national popular vote. He uncovers the Electoral College's controversial origins, profiles the many attempts to reform it over the years, and explains why it is now essential for us to remove this obsolete system and finally make every citizen's vote matter. Wegman addresses objections from both sides of the aisle and presents an airtight argument that moving toward a national popular vote would reduce voter apathy and political polarization, increase voter turnout, and restore belief in our democratic system. Abolishing the Electoral College is the keystone reform that must be accomplished to improve our politics; Wegman shows that this once-lofty goal can be achieved, and charts a path to accomplishing it"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wegman, Jesse
Dewey number
324.60973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK528
LC item number
.W39 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Electoral college
  • Voting
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
Label
Let the people pick the president : the case for abolishing the Electoral College, Jesse Wegman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a more perfect union -- Did the Founders fear democracy? -- The fraught origins of the Electoral College -- Did the Electoral College ever really work? -- The second founding -- One person, one vote -- Setting the record straight, part one : common Electoral College myths -- The national popular vote interstate compact -- Setting the record straight, part two : common popular vote myths -- Imagining a more equal nation
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781250221971
Lccn
2019043276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097576022
  • 3047489
  • 3131239
Label
Let the people pick the president : the case for abolishing the Electoral College, Jesse Wegman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a more perfect union -- Did the Founders fear democracy? -- The fraught origins of the Electoral College -- Did the Electoral College ever really work? -- The second founding -- One person, one vote -- Setting the record straight, part one : common Electoral College myths -- The national popular vote interstate compact -- Setting the record straight, part two : common popular vote myths -- Imagining a more equal nation
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781250221971
Lccn
2019043276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097576022
  • 3047489
  • 3131239

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