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On Cartoon Network, the smashing hit cartoon show Total Drama Island is a parody cartoon version of the reality show named Survivor. On the cartoon show, there are twenty-two teenagers that are trapped on a camp site called Camp Wananakwa, which is a rundown island. While the teenagers are there, they must learn to survive vigorous challenges, which are insanely dangerous every week, to win a quarter of a million dollars and be safe from elimination. There are two teams which are the Killer Bass and the Screaming Gophers. The losing team has to vote a camper off the island onto the “Boat of Losers onto the Dock of Shame.” Everyone gets their own single vote, but smarter campers tend to make alliance to save themselves because the votes are …show more content…
Technically, the president is not chosen directly by people, but instead is chosen by electors through a process called the Electoral College. The idea came from the Constitution because the founders thought it would be a compromise to elect a president based on popular vote among citizens, and electing the president in Congress. The number of electors a state has is determined by how many members of Congress from both the House of Representatives and the Senate that each state has within the state. There are a total of five hundred and thirty-eight electors in all fifty states, but you need two hundred and seventy to win. After you cast your ballot for President, your vote goes to the state to be totaled up with everyone else’s votes in your state. No matter if the candidate in the state has one million more popular votes than their opponent, as long as their opponent wins the electoral vote then that candidate gets all of the state’s electoral votes. Then from their person who gets 270 electoral votes, then wins the presidency. Some would agree that this method is very good in choosing our President, but I am not so sure about that. I do not like the entire Electoral College system. This system basically means that a person could win over half of every state’s majority popular vote, but still lose the election. We are told in school that every vote counts, but that is a lie. …show more content…
Places such as Alaska get only three electoral votes, but states like Californian receives fifty-five. To me, that does not sound like everyone votes counts. Everyone biggest issue about electoral votes deciding who is president is that voters do not feel that that their vote doesn’t count or their voice is not heard. By demolishing the entire Electoral College voting system, I believe that will inspire people to feel as if they are heard. In the book The Electoral College: An Analysis, the author, Robert T. Miller states one of the biggest benefits to eliminated the electoral college voting system by stating that “Every vote would carry the same weight in the election, no matter where in the nation it was cast. No state would be advantaged, nor would any be disadvantaged” (Miller 5). With the generation we live in today, we have movements such as Black Lives Matter and it’s just means that black lives matter as much as any other person’s life. Sooner than later, I predict that there will be an All Votes Matter Movement depending on if Hilary Clinton wins president over Donald Trump. Because of the Electoral College votes deciding the president, a lot of states aren’t campaigned too. They are kind of left in a corner because the candidates focus there elections on the swing votes. That is all fine, but is that not a form of neglect? Aren’t there votes just as important as Florida’s and Ohio? No, they are not as

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