https://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_Department_of_State_v._Baca https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/faithless-elector-betrayed-his-state-s-voters-you-won-t-n1120551 https://harvardlawreview.org/2020/01/baca-v-colorado-department-of-state/The Framers’ of our Constitution knew that most people would not be well informed about national presidential candidates and were deeply concerned that the people would be easily taken in by a smooth talking demagogue. Thus, we see in the Federalist #68, Alexander Hamilton wrote the electors who formed the Electoral College would ensure that “the office of the President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” This was to be accomplished by entrusting the choice of the president to a select body of men in each state, who would “possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.” Hamilton believed these electors would be “most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation.”Namely, Hamilton believed these electors, who do know better, would think for themselves, reject unfit candidates no matter how popular they may be, and eventually vote for the candidate would serve the best interests of the country. In other words, an office as important as the Presidency should not be picked by the “people” and the electors should have independence to decide who ought to be the President. Read “A ‘faithless’ elector betrayed his state’s voters. You won’t believe why,” by Adam Adelman and answer the following questions and make a coherent case for or against the Electoral College System as it stands. —What is the case of Baca v. Colorado Department of State all about?—Does the Constitution, explained by Hamilton in the Federalist #68, support Baca’s case?—Does Mr. Baca’s case demonstrate the virtue of the Electoral College System or prove what is fundamentally wrong with the system? Explain how and why. —In light of Baca’s case, look up the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” and explain whether it is an improvement on the current Electoral College System.—Finally, propose your own solution and a viable system in which everyone’s vote will matter.—Build your case by answering the questions that I have laid out. Answering these questions in a consistent and coherent manner will strengthen the case you make. **Make sure you include and properly cite 3 different sources. The length of the paper should be at least 750 words, although going over the limit will be viewed upon favorably. You will be graded on a scale between 0-25 points, which will be added to your overall grade points of the course. Impress me!
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