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Representation and the electoral college / Robert Alexander.

Author/Creator:
Alexander, Robert M., 1972- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (233 pages)
Series:
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
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Subjects:
Electoral college -- United States.
Representative government and representation -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This work examines the origin, evolution, and practice of the Electoral College. Relevant theories of representation are applied to the body in order to help readers understand how well the institution conforms to expectations regarding representation. Much confusion exists regarding the Electoral College. Whether one is discussing the 'original Electoral College' or the 'evolved Electoral College' has much to do with this confusion. This study pays particular attention to the role of the Electoral College in the 2016 election and provides the most exhaustive analysis of presidential electors to date. It finds a sizable audience of Republican electors considered not voting for Donald Trump when they met in December of 2016.
Contents:
Introduction
Theories of representation
The founding and evolution of the Electoral College
Federalism and the Electoral College
The popular vote and misfires in the Electoral College
Presidential electors as agents of representation
Alexander Hamilton and the 2016 election
Reform efforts and thoughts on the Electoral College.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Previously issued in print: 2019.
ISBN:
0-19-093946-X
0-19-093944-3