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2008

American Politics

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CACTUS--Citizens' Assembly for Critical Thinking About the United States

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2008: Public Response Submissions Jan 2008

2008: Public Response Submissions

CACTUS--Citizens' Assembly for Critical Thinking About the United States

Is it time to change the way we elect the President?

Does the electoral college work?

Is it democratic?

Should there be a direct popular vote for the president?

Are "faithless electors" an accident waiting to happen?


2008: Assembly's Recommendation Jan 2008

2008: Assembly's Recommendation

CACTUS--Citizens' Assembly for Critical Thinking About the United States

The members of EKU's first CACTUS (Citizen's Assembly for Critical Thinking about the United States, POL 301) have carefully deliberated about the issue for electing the President and concluded that our current Electoral College is not the best electoral system for the United States.


2008 Mandate: Is It Time To Change The Way We Elect The President? Jan 2008

2008 Mandate: Is It Time To Change The Way We Elect The President?

CACTUS--Citizens' Assembly for Critical Thinking About the United States

The 2008 Citizen's Assembly for Critical Thinking about the United States (CACTUS) must study models and proposals for electing the President of the United States and the Vice-President, and recommend whether the process, including the current "electoral college" method of electing these officials as described in the U.S. Constitution, Article II and Amendment XII, should be retained or another method should be adopted.