Electoral Process In The United States

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The Electoral Process needs to be Reformed

The election process in the United States is flawed and has caused serious controversy in past elections on whether or not the process is fair. First, the states all have equal representation to their House and Senate members. Secondly, the election process was set up for the lesser populated states versus the largely populated states. This amendment should be ratified because the Electoral College takes the power away from the people, does not allow a voter to vote for the candidate directly, and will help third parties compete fairly in elections. Some people argue that the election process is working just fine for the United States. Procon.org says’ “ If the election were based on popular vote,
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Sources from Procon.org said, “If the election depended solely on the popular vote, then candidates could limit campaigning to heavily-populated areas or specific regions (Procon.org).” The candidates would not have to do as much campaigning because they would only be focused on the battleground states. Even though if the U.S only had the popular vote, all states would become battleground states because there would be no pledged delegates to put the final state vote in. The election process needs to be changed, there are several fixes that could be implemented into Congress to fix the electoral system in the United States.

The Electoral College takes the power away from the citizens that they should have in a modern democracy, like voting directly for presidential candidates most importantly. According to Jerry Fresia, "None of our rights have been handed down; they have all been won through resistance.
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For example, Gary Johnson ran as a Republican Libertarian. He was not invited to any debates because he wouldn't be on the electoral votes anyways. A source from Gale Database says, “ It is nearly impossible to elect third-party candidates because U.S political institutions are designed in a way that discourage the existence of more than two political parties (Fresia).” The political institution will never change unless the electoral college is gone, and all views can be heard. An article from John fresia says, “Each state’s allotment of electors is equal to the number of House members to which it is entitled plus two Senators, with District of Columbia getting three (Fresia).” Also, small states crush third party candidates because of sole delegate who is pledged to one of the two major political parties. Rarely is a delegate ever not pledged to one party. The article, “The U.S. Electoral System Must Be Reformed to Make Third Parties Feasible” says “Single member districts simply mean that in any given district, the winner takes all (Fresia).” Therefore the third party candidates can not win any representation from that small

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