Electoral College Voting System For Choosing The President And President Of The United States

1629 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
The United States has implemented the Electoral College voting system for choosing the President and the Vice President of the United States. These ever-changing leadership roles in America have been decided by this voting process since the adoption of the United States Constitution. Many proponents of the Electoral College argue the system sustains the dream of the founding fathers by giving small, less populous states more representation in choosing the President and Vice President. Nevertheless, the Electoral College should be abandoned because it has an unrepresentative winner-takes-all system, has the possibility of minority rule, has a small group of unelected officials who can change the outcome, and is inferior to another effective voting system.
The Electoral College is a process that was created to electe the President and Vice President of the United States, an event which takes place every four years. At the 1787 Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, the founding fathers decided that the Electoral College system was a good compromise between electing the President and Vice President by Congress and electing the President and Vice President by popular vote. (Whitaker and Neale, 1). The Electoral College system is described in U.S. Constitution: “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but…

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