Presidential Election Debate Over The Electoral System Of Democracy

1182 Words Dec 7th, 2016 5 Pages
Perhaps what makes the United States identifiable as “the land of the free” is its system of democracy. The Constitution and an enumerated Bill of Rights that our founding fathers created give citizens the ability to do and say pretty much anything acceptable within the law as long as they do not infringe on another individual’s rights. The Constitution provides an outline for the government as well as a way for citizens to elect the president through the electoral system. However, results over the 2016 presidential election have raised controversy over the electoral system considering Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but Donald Trump won the race by receiving the most electoral votes. The topics of democracy, electoral systems and ideologies we studied in Comparative Government and Politics are relevant to my life because I see potential for change in how the current system of voting is conducted in the future. Being an able-bodied voter, the next time I am able to cast a vote for presidency could vary from how the current system is composed. As a political science major, this is a pertinent and interesting time in history because political science involves examining the changes in the political system over time. Upon graduation from Virginia Tech I intend on attending law school in pursuit of becoming an attorney. With that said, I am passionate about the legal system and the possible changes that may incur in the future. Democracy and democratization were key…

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