If you have not yet done so, watch the 2009 debate about the electoral college on C-Span's Washington Journal. The video of the debate is linked in this unit's study and in Resources for this assignment. Using other academically credible sources, write a 500–700-word paper in which you complete the following:
1. Define the electoral college.
2. Describe the role of the electoral college in the election of the president and vice president of the United States.
3. Take a position on whether the electoral college should be abolished in favor of a direct popular vote. Defend your position using two specific arguments.
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Length: 500–700 words.
Resources: Use at least two scholarly sources from the Internet.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
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