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All federal positions are elected using the first
pass the post system.
·Easy ,simple and speedy for voters ·Third parties aren't able to win
·Strong government one party ·Wasted votes votes for other
always has majority candidates don't mean anything
·Reduces participation-some have no
It is the institution established by the founding
fathers to elect the president .it was a
safeguard against popular passion
Each state is awarded a certain number of
electoral college votes-this number is equal to
the number of senators plus the number of
representative a state has.
Whichever candidate wins the most popular
vote in a state wins all the ECVs in that a state
except for Maine and Nebraska…read more
Gives a voice to small states upholds
Gives the president a secure mandate to
govern promotes a two horse race this
ensures a strong government
Ensures widespread support candidates
must have depth and breadth of support .e.
g. Perrot's failure in 1992 to gain sufficient to
win any electoral college votes.…read more
Overrepresentation of small states- causes
huge disparities in the level of
representations between states .this means
larger states are underrepresented .
E.g. if California was represented on an equal
scale to Wyoming it would have 205 ECVs
rather than 55 it currently has.…read more