Compare the way in which we elect Presidents in our current system to the proposal of the National Popular Vote movement. Which method is superior

  

Compare the way in which we elect Presidents in our current system to the proposal of the National Popular Vote movement. Which method is superior
Lesson Six Writing Assignment: (200 possible points)
The U.S. Constitution states that Electors will vote for the office of President and Vice President, in what we commonly refer to as the Electoral College. Two times in the 21st century (2000 and 2016) the candidate with the most popular votes from across the United States has not won a majority of the votes in the Electoral College, hence losing the election. Some activists and scholars are arguing that a democratic system of government requires that the majority should rules; therefore, the candidate for President who receives the most popular votes nationwide should win the election as is the case for virtually all other elective offices at the federal, state and local levels of government in this country. Of course, it is not possible to make such a change in how presidents and vice presidents are elected without amending the Constitution which historically has not been an easy thing to do.
Assignment:
Compare the way in which we elect Presidents in our current system to the proposal of the National Popular Vote movement. Which method is superior? Explain your answer in a detailed analysis of the current electoral system and how it might be improved upon by proposed changes.
Some sources that may be useful to you in your research include the following (and perhaps other sources you find in your research as well):
The National Popular Vote movement at this website: www.nationalpopularvote.com.
U. S. Archives: The United States Constitution
National Conference of State legislatures: The Electoral College
NBC News 2020 Election Results: NBC News 2020 Election Results (Other relevant sites worth using include CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, PBS, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Constitution Center, Politico, Ballotpedia, etc.)
Cite any of these sources as you use them in the assignment just as you will other sources from your research that are used in writing the paper.
Include the following three parts within your paper:
1. A separate Title page with your name, the course title (POLS 1101
American Government), name of your university and the date
submitted;
2. Text of the paper: 4-5 or more double-spaced pages of actual text
responding to the assignment question (Include any additional Internet
or jpg./pdf’s within the paper, not as separate submissions. Keep in mind
that a brief response to the assignment question may not provide
sufficient the information and and analysis to earn all 200 possible
points;
3. A separate Sources page listing all sources containing material used in
preparing and writing the paper. In other words, give credit where credit is
due for the information used in completing the assignment. to avoid any
Turnitin plagiarism questions.*
*Turnitin: All papers submitted in this class are reviewed via Turnitin.com and given a score of up to 100% representing how much use is made of unattributed quotes, thoughts and paraphrased material from sources used in researching and writing the paper (The higher the score out of 100%, the less original information and the more quotes, whether attributed or not, make up the text of the paper.). Specifically, Turnitin will match your submitted paper content against a vast body of published data on this topic to determine its originality or your unattributed/not cited or source listed reliance on other peoples’ relevant published work (You will see your submission score once the paper has been posted.).
FYI: Please review the syllabus statement regarding Academic Honesty and the penalty for plagiarism.
Refer to the Writing Center in the Tutoring Services Page for additional writing assistance – they really can be very helpful..
Once you have completed the writing assignment, please attach and submit your assignment here.
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