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http://www.gallup.com/vault/192704/gallup-vault-rejecting-electoral-college.aspx

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“Eliminating the Electoral College picked up steam in the 1960s when Democratic Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana joined the cause, holding congressional hearings on the issue in 1966. In 1967, the American Bar Association came out for repeal, and Bayh sponsored his first resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish the existing system and replace it with a direct popular vote. Between 1967 and 1968, Gallup found an increase in the percentage of all Americans in favor of repeal, from 58% to 80%. Over the next decade, Bayh mounted several more attempts at getting a constitutional amendment to pass in Congress, culminating in a failed last hurrah in 1977. That year, Gallup found 75% of Americans supporting the proposal vs. 14% opposed.”

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Data from Gallup polls over the past seven decades shows American have long favored getting rid of the electoral college voting system in the U.S.

Author(s):

  • Lydia Saad

Title:

  • Gallup Vault: Rejecting the Electoral College

Publisher:

  • Gallup

Date:

  • June 14, 2016

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http://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/

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“Established in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the Electoral College is the formal body which elects the President and Vice President of the United States. Each state has as many “electors” in the Electoral College as it has Representatives and Senators in the United States Congress, and the District of Columbia has three electors. When voters go to the polls in a Presidential election, they actually are voting for the slate of electors vowing to cast their ballots for that ticket in the Electoral College.

Electors

Most states require that all electoral votes go to the candidate who receives the plurality in that state. After state election officials certify the popular vote of each state, the winning slate of electors meet in the state capital and cast two ballots—one for Vice President and one for President. Electors cannot vote for a Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate who both hail from an elector’s home state.”

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Informative page from the U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Historian about the U.S. Electoral College with info its background and history.

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  • None.

Title:

  • Electoral College Fast Facts

Publisher:

  • Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives

Date:

  • No date.

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http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/behind-trumps-victory-divisions-by-race-gender-education/

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“Donald Trump scored an impressive Electoral College victory Nov. 8 after a campaign that revealed deep divisions – by race, gender and education – that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections, according to an analysis of national exit poll data.

Trump won white voters by a margin almost identical to that of Mitt Romney, who lost the popular vote to Barack Obama in 2012. (Trump appears likely to lose the popular vote, which would make him only the fifth elected president to do so and still win office.) White non-Hispanic voters preferred Trump over Clinton by 21 percentage points (58% to 37%), according to the exit poll conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool. Romney won whites by 20 percentage points in 2012 (59% to 39%).

However, although Trump fared little better among blacks and Hispanics than Romney did four years ago, Hillary Clinton did not run as strongly among these core Democratic groups as Obama did in 2012. Clinton held an 80-point advantage among blacks (88% to 8%) compared with Obama’s 87-point edge four years ago (93% to 6%). In 2008, Obama had a 91-point advantage among blacks.”

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Voting data from the 2016 election broken down by demographics, examining the differences between those who voted for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Author(s):

  • Alec Tyson and Shiva Maniam

Title:

  • Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education

Publisher:

  • Pew Research Center

Date:

  • November 9, 2016

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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/23/donald-trump-biography-michael-dantonio-dead-marriage-cher

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“The book also claims that in 1980 Trump manufactured a fake vice-president of his real estate conglomerate, whom he called John Baron. The fictional executive would repeatedly issue statements on behalf of the company, D’Antonio says. According to the book, Baron was the name Trump “and at least one of his employees hid behind when they didn’t want their identities attached to a statement”.”

MLA Citation:

Gabbatt, Adam. “Donald Trump expected to be dead by 40 and never to marry, biography says.” theguardian.com. Guardian News, 23 Sep. 2015.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/23/donald-trump-biography-michael-dantonio-dead-marriage-cher>.

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Gabbatt, A. (2015, Sep. 23). Donald Trump expected to be dead by 40 and never to marry, biography says. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/23/donald-trump-biography-michael-dantonio-dead-marriage-cher

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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/donald-trump-biography-what-i-learned-213188?paginate=false

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“In fact, just about everyone who ever interviewed Trump had surely heard about his athletic prowess. His past exploits on the playing fields and more recent ones on various golf courses are often on his mind. Trump says that if we want to understand him we should speak to Theodore Dobias, his coach and “drill sergeant” at New York Military Academy. Dobias had treated him roughly when he was a boy but also instilled in him a fighting spirit. Trump has often spoken of himself as a military-school product, a fighter, and an athlete, and as he asserts these elements of his identity in our first interview, he lays claim to the highest testosterone level in the room. This may explain his statement that “the most part, you can’t respect people because most people aren’t worthy of respect.””

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D’Antonio, Michael. “What I Learned Writing Trump’s Biography.” politico.com. Politico Magazine, 25 Sep. 2015.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/donald-trump-biography-what-i-learned-213188?paginate=false>.

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D’Antonio, M. (2015, Sep. 25). What I learned writing Trump’s biography. Politico Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/donald-trump-biography-what-i-learned-213188?paginate=false

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/08/how-to-argue-about-gun-control/

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“We don’t have the highest crime rate among developed nations, according to that 2012 U.N. survey, but we do have the highest firearm-homicide rate, according to a Council on Foreign Relations analysis of that study and the Small Arms Survey.”

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Phillips, Amber. “The gun control debate, explained in 5 questions.” washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2015. (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). < https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/08/how-to-argue-about-gun-control/>.

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Phillips, A. (3 Dec, 2015). The gun control debate, explained in 5 questions. Retrieved (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE) from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/08/how-to-argue-about-gun-control/

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/17/some-observations-on-the-gun-control-debate/

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“Instead, I’ll just make a few general observations. First, I doubt the level of gun violence in the United States has much to do with the kinds of gun laws that are in effect. This country would have a high rate of gun violence regardless of the laws on the books, just because of our culture. “

MLA Citation:

Carson, Kevin. counterpunch.org. CounterPunch, 17 Dec. 2012.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/17/some-observations-on-the-gun-control-debate/>.

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Carson, K. (17 Dec, 2012). Some Observations on the Gun Control Debate. Retrieved from http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/17/some-observations-on-the-gun-control-debate/

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http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.03/start.html?pg=2

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“Ever since Hobbes and Rousseau started riffing on the state of nature and the noble savage a few centuries back, the nature versus nurture debate has been as much about politics as empirical research. Sure, scientists have their genome projects and their twin studies, and they talk a nice game about how extroversion or smoking is “20 percent heritable.” But most people don’t choose sides because the data convinced them; they lean one way or the other because their political views led them there – the patina of science just makes the biases easier to hide.”

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Johnson, Steven. wired.com. Wired.com, Mar. 2003.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.03/start.html?pg=2>.

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Johnson, S. (Mar, 2003). The New Nature vs. Nurture. Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.03/start.html?pg=2

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