Representative government is the system in which elected officials act in the interest of the people.
Is called a democracy.
A republic is a system of government where elected officials represent the people of the country. America is a republic because it uses a government formed from elected officials.
This system of corruption is generally termed as the SPOILS SYSTEM.
True. In a non-corrupt system, voting helps good elected officials remain in office.
A representative democracy
A republic does not always mean officials are elected. Democratic Republics, like the U.S., have systems in which officials are elected to represent their constituents. This system is used at the local, state, and federal (national) level.
States were given the power to decide for themselves how their electors would be chosen. I think it was assumed that state legislatures would chose the electors . Such a procedure would give the elected officials more power.