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1 American Government Ch. 13 – Section 3 pp.365-367 Presidential Selection:The Framers’ Plan
2 3 Methods of presidential election discussed by the Framers Election by CongressPopular voteElectoral vote
3 How did the framers arrange for the electors to choose the President and Vice President? * They would meet in their states, each casting votes for two different presidential candidates. The person who won the largest number of votes would be President; the runner-up, Vice President
4 Why this method?They did not want either congressional or popular election of the President
5 What/who did the framers envision as an elector? * respectable, well informed citizens
6 Political parties and electoral college * Parties nominated the presidential and vice presidential candidates, but also candidates for the electoral college – electors had to vote for their parties’ ticket
7 Election 1800 & 12th Amendment * Jefferson & Burr tied for the Dem-Rep. party. 12th Amendment – made it so electors had to designate which one you wanted as President and which one you wanted for V.P.
8 Terms Presidential electors - Today, pledged to vote for their parties’ candidatesElectoral college- Framers wanted to ensure that knowledgeable people elected the President
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