***500 Word Discussion with at least one bluebook citation.***
Read Bush v. Gore, 531 US 98 (2000). The case is attached below. In presidential elections, each state is allocated a number of electoral votes equal to the sum of U.S. Representatives and Senators for that state. The District of Columbia, though not a state, has three electoral votes. The presidential candidate who wins the popular vote in a state “wins” that state’s electoral votes, usually in a winner-take-all manner. After elections in each state are certified, the electoral votes won by each candidate are counted. If a candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes (at least 270 of the 538 total), he or she is declared the winner. If no candidate wins a majority of electoral votes, the U.S. House of Representatives chooses the winner, with each state delegation having one vote. Because the President is not elected directly by the people, it is possible for a candidate to receive a plurality of the popular vote and yet lose the election. Do you agree with the concept of electoral votes? Why or why not?
(For you to fully and appropriately respond to this topic, the conducting of additional research is strongly suggested.) Remember to cite your sources in Bluebook format.