State Loyalties Case Study

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“The founders believed that State loyalties could trump the best interests of a national government and that it would be difficult to elect a candidate with national prestige. If a candidate was required to win States instead of just popular votes, however, it would be more likely that he would have wide-ranging support outside his home State. This was a concern for smaller States that feared the domination of the presidency by States with larger populations”. The founding fathers wanted to avoid a leader who only focused on the high density population including their own state that they were from. It also helps give smaller states a higher value to the voting process. Some founding fathers also felt that giving uneducated citizens the ability

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