Essay about Electoral College Vs. National Popular Vote

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Electoral College Vs. National Popular Vote The recent 2016 presidential election, has caused the population to question the electoral college, more than it ever has before. Those who disagree with the electoral college have propelled the National Popular Vote (NPV), a movement that started in 1969. Although many disagree with the electoral college, the vast majority do not truly understand its purpose, and even less know who or what it is composed of. The lack of knowledge about the electoral college allows the simplicity of the NPV to be widely supported. The same people who oppose the NPV have acknowledged that the electoral college is flawed. The population now is far more educated than it was in 1787, therefore the reason our founding fathers developed the electoral college has been met with much resistance, resulting in the development of the NPV. Choosing either one will be met with resistance from the opposition however, a combination of the two ideas could be more effective.

The Electoral College

Understanding why our founding fathers created the electoral college, will provide for a more educated argument for or against the NPV. The U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 2-3 state, “Each State shall appoint, […], a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress […]” (Clause 2), “The Electors […] vote by Ballot for two persons […] The Person having the greatest Number of…

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