While my kiddos aren't in tears over all the election talk on the radio, (Daniel, at 14, is actually quite interested in the election this year), they are eager for election day to arrive to see who will be our next president. Their interest has provided a great opportunity to spend some time learning about the election process and exactly how a U.S. president is elected. Daniel was especially surprised to learn that a candidate can actually win the popular vote and not become president due to the Electoral College:
Still have questions? Click here for answers to a multitude of questions about the Electoral College (and here for even more info). And while it's a little late for reading prior to the election, allow me to recommend The Importance of the Electoral College by Dr. George Grant:
What do George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jack Kennedy, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln, and eight other American Presidents have in common? Each received less than a majority of the votes cast in the election that elevated him into the White House.
In this timely primer on the electoral process, Dr. George Grant makes the case for the brilliance, wisdom, and continuing necessity of the Electoral College. This book is a must for students, lawyers, statesmen, pastors, and citizens of all ages interested in understanding and defending the providential system of elections bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers.Only four more days...maybe. We'll be sitting down as a family to fill out our ballets this weekend (our state is "vote by mail"), and we'll drop them off next Tuesday rather than mailing them. In the meanwhile, we pray and trust and know that God is in control.
Tired? Yes, in fact I am. How about you?
Thanks for visiting Happy in Dole Valley! To join us on our journey, look to the upper right to follow or subscribe. :)