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The Framers assumed that under the electoral college system, most presidential elections would be decided in the House. Why did this not turn out to be the case? A) Because the first Supreme Court...

The Framers assumed that under the electoral college system, most presidential elections would be decided in the House. Why did this not turn out to be the case?

A) Because the first Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the electoral college system of selecting a president

B) Because political parties ended up playing a major role in producing nationwide support for a slate of national candidates

C) Because the Supreme Court narrowly interpreted the powers of the legislative branch

D) Because the Senate quickly usurped the delegate powers of the House

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When the Electoral College was founded, it was created as more of a safeguard—“just in case”—to help guide decision-making when electing a president. This was, however, before the advent of the two-party system, and the prevailing belief was that there would be many people...

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