Why is the United States the only country that uses the system known as the Electoral College to choose its national leaders?
TUCSON, AZ, US, December 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On December 14th the electors from the Electoral College will have gathered in their states to cast votes individually and on paper ballots for president and vice president. Now you can see and hear the Whys, Whys and Whys of America’s most Contentious College from its inception along with the controversies it has stirred up throughout the years.
In the recently released documentary, “Vote HERE: A Film for the People by the People” you’ll find out how many times the Popular Vote in U.S. Presidential elections was supplanted by the Electoral Vote resulting in the inauguration of a presidential candidate that did not reflect the will of the majority of voters. Or how the winner-take-all system employed by all but the states of Nebraska and Maine was never the intention of the Founding Fathers.
So why has such an institution never come under the scrutiny of Congress who has the power to amend and abolish legislation that does not accurately reflect the popular will of the people? Oh but it has according to American historian at Harvard and renowned author, Prof. Alex Keyssar, “The Electoral College has been the subject of more attempts at constitutional amendments than any other subject in U.S. history.”
Keyssar along with other notable historians and participants elaborate not only on the Electoral College quandary and its present day alternatives, they also share insights on the turbulent ways voting rights have wavered from the birth of the United States all the way to the present as part of the powerful subject matter included in “Vote HERE.”
Seg 1. Why The States Control Voting
Seg 2. Environmental Voter Project
Seg 3. Electoral College
Seg 4. Voting in the 19th Century
Seg 5. HeadCount
Seg 6. Gerrymandering
Seg 7. Women’s Suffrage
Seg 8. Ranked Choice Voting
Seg 9. Mi Familia Vota
Seg 10. The Progressive Era
Seg 11. Native American Suffrage
Seg 12. Black Suffrage/Voter Disenfranchisement
Seg 13. Joy of Voting
Seg 14. Voting Rights Acts/Credit
And You Get To Choose Where to Watch @ www.VoteHereFilm.com
Seg 3 Vote HERE: Electoral College