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Title The Electoral College Should Be Here to Stay General Purpose To persuade Specific Purpose To persuade individuals that the Electoral College is not at fault for the 2000 Presidential election Intro IAttention Getter- magazine covers 1120 Newsweek and New Republic IIThesis Statement- I am here to tell you that the Electoral College is not to blame for the current state of the 2000 presidential election but instead a combination of factors IIIStatement of Significance- Wallace Sayre The Electoral College method of electing a President of the United States is archaic undemocratic complex ambiguous indirect and dangerous IVPreview aReplaying Election Night and Beyond bExplaining and Defending the Electoral College cIntroducing the Real Causes of This Elections Problems Transition to body Body IElection Night and Beyond board one aIndiana i600 pm- IN polls close ii601 pm- Prediction give IN to Bush bFlorida i700 pm- FL polls close ii747 pm- FL goes to Gore based on exit polls iii954 pm- FL goes back to too close to call iv218 am- FL goes to Bush v404 am- FL goes back to too close to call cSince iAutomatic recount to Bush iiPartial hand recounts to Bush iiiGores contest of results and court battles Now that Ive gone over some details of the election I now will explain the Electoral College IIElectoral College board two aDefinition iEqual to of senators and reps Example One iiExample One iiiExample Two ivAdd them up get 538 270 to win bReasoning iSet up to give smaller states a say in choosing a president iiMajority rule w minority rights cBut My Vote Doesnt Count in IndianaIt Would in a Direct Election iOne person one votecandidates will campaign everywhere 1WRONG focus will be only on cities Indianas focus stays the same 2Battlegrounds like WI IA NM OR NH will mean nothing dSmall states will get no representation iNew Hampshire example Crawley iiCA 54 smallest 16 states
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