Electoral College Arguments

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Today in America, our youth are taught that the right to vote it one of the most important rights we have. It can help us shape our future as a country. But what if this cherished belief weren’t true? There are those that argue that a single a single person’s vote cannot make a difference. But are they right? Voting in America can sometimes become a confusing concept. We are not a direct democracy; meaning that a citizen’s vote does not go directly towards the president during an election. Instead, they vote for voting representatives in their state. This system is known as the Electoral College. The founding fathers built the election process around the Electoral College, but there are problems with the system to accompany its strengths. There are many states which can have a greater influence during elections than others, known as swing states. On the other hand, there are states so set in their political ways that they nearly always lean towards one political party or the other. Arguable the most concerning problem with the Electoral College is the ability for a president to be elected without the popular vote. The leading proposal for an alternative to the …show more content…
The popular vote of your state, will determine which presidential candidate all electors in your state vote for. More populous states have more electors, and less populated states have fewer electors. By nature, the Electoral College was designed to be “temporary groups which would meet once, debate, cast ballots, and then disband (Turner Jr).” More importantly, we must bear in mind the nature of the founding fathers. Many were rich, educated men of standing. The majority of the new American citizens were not. The founding fathers knew this, and wanted to design a political system that would protect the people from themselves. It is primarily because of this, that the Electoral College

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