What Do We Know About The Election Process

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS How much do we as a people know about electing a candidate for an official office? I have wondered about this so I thought I would look and see just how much information is out there to be discovered. As I soon discovered, the information is out there, you just need to know how to get it and analyze it. The hard part is trying to make sense out of chaos. I did not know much about Article II Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, and after reading it, I had to do some serious thinking about how we elect the President of the United States. I often thought about our election system and thought it was really the best way to elect a President, now I am not so sure. We, the people, do not elect the President of the United States. If the President was elected by popular vote Bill Clinton would never have made it to the White House, either time. It really does not matter whom the American People want for their President, because more than likely it will not be their choosen candidate. So far the information I have found has confused me, as I am sure it does a great many of us. Most of what we know about a candidate is what we hear on the news, by word of mouth, on television, and on the radio. Can we believe what we hear about a candidate or should we make him or her prove themselves to us by deeds instead of words? When the candidates have a debate there are always the newsmen telling us what we heard was not what the candidate said, so who do you believe? Do we vote for the good-looking candidate or do we vote for the one who has our best interests at heart? Is the news media bias in their opinions about these candidates? Do they give a slanted view, according to their way of thinking? James Wilson was responsible for the introduction of the Electoral College into the Constitutional C…

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